Stock up sale

Needing your Edge of Sweetness fix? I will be open this Thursday, March 26, for pick up and some grab n go items 11am-4pm. Please pre-order from our limited menu Tuesday and Wednesday for Thursday pick up. 

As a healthcare professional myself I know how quickly viruses can spread, especially when symptoms are silent for many.  The Coronavirus pandemic has peaked my concern for our community and our family at Edge of Sweetness.  

I feel that so many are coming in to support us when I am staying open to support the community. I fear the support we are providing one another could be at a cost.  I am making the tough decision to temporarily close Edge of Sweetness for the safety of our community at large.  I think the best thing I can do to support our community, city and nation is to shut our doors and encourage everyone to separate themselves and be well. If you would like to continue to support us, purchase an eGift Card. Edge of Sweetness will reopen once we are more confident about the health of our community.  

I wish you all the best of health!

All hand made 

At Edge of Sweetness we make everything by hand with real ingredients, never using additives or preservatives because you deserve Only the Best


Tues thru Fri: 7am-4:00pm

Sat & Sun: 8am-4:00pm

Mon: Closed


(773) 564-9683

VISIT: 6034 N Broadway

Chicago, IL 60660

Happenings at the Edge


Join Laura for Storytime 9:30-10am


$1 Drip Big Shoulders Coffee

Enjoy your meeting or meet up at the Edge, we love being a part of building community!


Our Values

We care about our employees and our community.  At The Edge we value:

Integrity-honesty, righteousness, accountability

Collaboration-co-workers, businesses, community

Pride-passion for the brand, product and service we provide 

We are excited to bring you more community events, our top notch customer service, the best bagels and cinnamon rolls in the city, custom cakes, cookie mixes and dough, grow our corporate catering and gifting program and to be the premier wedding cake provider in 2020.  We have a busy year ahead, thank you for always being our most valued!  All the best!

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A whisk and a dream...

Welcome to the Edge of Sweetness. As a registered nurse for 22 years and a mother of three, I long thought my passion for baking would not extend beyond my kitchen, let alone a cafe, bakery and shared kitchen. When given the opportunity to open Edge of Sweetness, I knew my commitment to the Edgewater neighborhood in Chicago would be my mantra. A place for neighbors to start their day, a comfortable cafe for people to come together and a friendly place for families to eat well.


Our bakery offers special occasion cakes and sweet treats that are... well... best not described, but tried to believe just how good they taste. Our lunch menu has expanded, making the Edge of Sweetness the better option for eating-in or grabbing to go. Order ahead or have delivered.

The Edge of Sweetness also has a community shared kitchen. A place that gives small food business owners an affordable option to create, make and fulfill their dreams. I look forward to welcoming you at our bakery and cafe on the corner of Norwood and Broadway!

Kate Merrill

“Big News! Edge of Sweetness cake decorator Adam Gueldener WINS Food Network's Holiday Wars. Congratulations Adam! 


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We love everything to do with events! From helping to plan them to all the other millions of details that make them perfect.


Or we can work with your plans and any other vendors you're using. Cakes & catering is our specialty... and our sweet tables are amazing too! All our packages and cakes present beautifully and taste even better. Your guests will leave impressed!


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We are happy to announce new coffee and new espresso from Big Shoulders Coffee here in Chicago. Big Shoulders was voted number one coffee in Illinois by Food & Wine Magazine.

Bakery with yummy cookies and cakes. Made fresh to order. Friendly environment. Wifi.