The Low Down
The Extras: Ordering a custom cake is convenient using the bakery's online order form. Simple cakes take about 48 hours to create, while more ornate designs require 72 hours.
Fun Fact: Owner Peter Rios has competed in many national and international pastry competitions, including a Food Network Challenge and the Grand Prix of Chocolat in Paris.
What to Drink: Try the custom-roasted "Librarian Blend" coffee from local roaster Intelligentsia.
Know Before You Go: By virtue of the access to free WiFi, the bakery's next-door lounge space is more a second office for students and work-from-home types than a place to meet and mingle. If you're planning to chat, keep the volume down to avoid looks of unveiled scorn from fellow patrons.
Rants, Raves & Reviews
Not Just Fondant...
By smallfry at Menuism
Just passing by it, you will notice the window display of many fondant cakes. I've never had fondant cakes... Read More
Nice when the weather's warm
By Elizabeth R at Insider Pages
It's nice to sit outside of this bakery and coffee shop when the weather's warm. The baked goods are very good. Otherwise, though, I wouldn't bothe... Read More
good study spot
By sarah a at Insider Pages
Good study spot with a variety of teas and coffees. Baked goods are great. Quiet room usually full of people studying. Makes you feel like you shou... Read More
mmm mmm delicious
By kristine d at Insider Pages
Alliance bakery is a cute little bakery located on Division Street west of Ashland Avenue. It is a small establishment with desserts and goodies th... Read More
This charming bakery doesn't disappoint
By Joanna S at Insider Pages
This may not be the most organized company, but if you're willing to make a few follow-up calls, you will be rewarded with tremendous cake! The own... Read More