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Sweet Mandy B's

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(41 Reviews)

1208 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

(773) 244-1174

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Today: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
17
YEARS
IN BUSINESS
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Hours
Regular Hours
Mon - Thu:
Fri - Sat:
Sun:
Extra Phones

Fax: (773) 244-1109

Services/Products
  • Coffee
  • Cookies
  • Cake
  • Tea
  • Pies
  • Cupcakes
  • Pastries
Payment method
debit, check, discover
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
Sheffield, North Side, DePaul
Categories
Bakeries, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Coffee & Tea, Coffee Shops, Cookies & Crackers, Pies, Restaurants, Wedding Cakes & Pastries
Other Information

Parking: Paid, Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Specialties: American

Price Range : Average

Good For Family: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

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jadalovly

08/11/2011

Overall
sweet mandy! i want it every m...

sweet mandy! i want it every morning with my coffee. i think i am going to go there again right now. :)

rose kent

08/04/2011

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Overall
Excellent Bakery

I have recently purchased a graduation and birthday cake and they were absolutely heavenly. I have tried there cupcakes as well and they are delicious, especially the coconut topping. In the past I have purchase my bakery from Whole Foods and while I do enjoy their fruit tarts, they will not have the rest of my business.

Sweet Mandy B's is a quaint little place with a great deal of business. I live in Hyde Park and it is worth the ride to Lincoln Park.

Zenas

03/30/2011

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Overall
It's good

It's good. Cupcakes are decent. I pefer Molly's or Bleeding Heart bakery for their creativity though

Amber Gibson

07/07/2010

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Overall
SWEET is the key word

It makes me really sad to give Sweet Mandy B's only two stars, because I've heard such great things. I was so excited to try the whoopie pie and caramel pecan clusters for the first time.

However, I'll admit that I was totally underwhelmed by the whoopie pie, it was just far too sweet for me. But to use a cliche breakup line: Dear whoopie pie, I think it's me, not you.

The whoopie pie consisted of two chocolate cakes with a ton of frosting sandwiched in between and topped with more chocolate frosting and colorful sprinkles. It reminded me of the bakery section at Jewel and I found the frosting to be too sickly sweet and the chocolate cake was a little on the dry side. I finished the entire thing, determined as I was to give it a fair shot, and I kept thinking that maybe I would start to like it better, that it would grow on me.

The pecan clusters were yummier, still insanely sweet, but in a smaller dose, so it was more bearable.

Sweet Mandy B's is a very classically American bakery, and it does what it does well. That is to say, it's heavy on the sugar, but for Americans who like twinkies and Betty Crocker brownies, I can see why it's heaven. I will venture to guess that I might have liked the whoopie pie a little better had it been refrigerated first.

mjoshea

05/13/2009

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Overall
Cupcakes and then some

Warm, welcoming bakery with glass counters full of sweets. We always end up buying 3 or 4 different things when we came in for 1 in particular.

clarag

04/06/2009

Overall
The red velvet cupcake is amaz...

The red velvet cupcake is amazing! I really enjoy all the sweets that Sweet Mandy B's has to offer but they are a bit on the pricey side. The cakes, cupcakes, pies, and cookies are really thoughtfully put together and the taste is like you're back at home. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the price and the long waits.

mandymania1

10/22/2008

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Best dessert pies, cupcakes, cookies you name it anywhere in Chicago

Hands down best vanilla cupcakes anywhere in Chi town or all of U.S. for that matter. Pies are fantastic. Service is friendly and fast. I have hooked several of my friends on the tasty treats. Can't help but be in a a good mood while I'm there. Basically the best goodies ever!!!!

emmer

09/29/2008

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Overall
Overrated

I met some friends at Sweet Mandy B's for dessert. The location is good and parking was easy. After reading the reviews online I was excited to try it! I was completely under-whelmed. The inside was dingy and dumpy....needs a couple fresh coats of paint. The ambiance makes me wonder the level of cleanliness in the back. There was dried chocolate frosting smeared on our table and the back of the chairs felt crusty. On the upside, the dessert and coffee were good. Instead, I would recommend Bittersweet on Belmont. Much better dessert and decor!

JonnyLevinHateMandy

09/11/2008

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Overall
Unreal

Omg this place was unreal. everything was awesome and the food was great. but mandy was a little slow in the service!!!

MandyLevine

09/11/2008

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Overall
SWEET MANDY B'S

Sweet Mandy B's is such a wonderful place, the service is AMAZING and all the people are so friendly and nice, I never have to wait and the food is so good. EVERYONE SHOULD GO TO SWEET MANDY B'S!!!!!

albarlow

06/19/2008

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Overall
Favorite Bakery!

This place always perks me up! After a sub-par birthday dinning experience, we came here for the dessert. Once you step in this place, you feel like a kid again. This has the traditional bakery ambiance and charm. Pastel walls and glass cases full of indulgent treats. Personally I think the cookies are far better than the cupcakes, especially the molasses iced cookie...soft, moist and heavenly!

mkmack

06/06/2008

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Overall
Horrible service. Totally overrated

Customer service is really poor. Twice I called to order a cake and noone ever called me back. Very disappointing. I wound up going to Bitter Sweet and I coudn't have been more pleased with their service and their delicious cake. In my opinion, Sweet Mandy B's is overrated.

pmendez99

05/27/2008

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Overall
Completely Over-rated

There were 2 HAIRS on my containers. The bathroom was a disgusting mess at 12 in the afternoon, on a Saturday, and the place overall was not clean. The service was rude and terrible. The Chocolate Flourless cake was INCREDIBLY SALTY, it was evident it was a screw up. Chocolate is not to be salty. It was so salty it made your mouth pucker. GROSS. Everything in that place was disgusting and completely overrated. I am an avid baker myself of old-fashioned desserts, and this by far is not it. Would never go back

chefv

05/12/2008

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Overall
Gotta try the lemon curd

Twice now I have had the yellow cake with lemon curd and buttercream frosting and it's truly amazing. People at both parties could not stop talking about it. DO NOT pass up Sweet Mandy B's when ordering your next special occasion cake.

Sashley86

04/17/2008

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Overall
Heaven on earth

Being a choc-a-holic finding this jem was like the light shining down from above and a choir singing ""ahhhh"". That's how much I love this place. By far the classic brownie is the best thing I have tasted (and I have tried almost everything), a close second is the peanut butter blonde brownie, oh my goodness. I would not, and it pains me to say this, reccomend the chocolate chip cookie. It is really the only down side I can think of. For whatever reason they over-bake the cookie. Everytime. Perhaps that is because of I am of the school, the mushier the better, but a crunchy cookie from a fresh bakery? I expected more! But the decor is absolutely adorable and makes me happy just to be inside for a snack whenever I can. I even ordered and bought my own birthday cake here (clearly I have an addiction). Other great items to try: classic cupcake, red velvet cupcake, and dirt cake (pudding?). If you ever want a sweet treat find your way here, one way or another. It is pretty much always busy here, whether its noon on a sat or 6pm on a tuesday, so expect to wait a little - the line moves very quickly though.

jules1984

12/18/2007

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Overall
Very yummy, lots of variety! Could use better employees.

Sweet Mandy B's is definitely a favorite of mine! The cupcakes are homemade and melt in your mouth. I haven't tasted any other item from here but they all look sooo good! A ton of variety with flavors and types of goodies. Everything from whoopie-pies to red velvet cupcakes. Cute set up too! My only problem is that I too had some issues with the service. The workers seemed a bit rude and unthoughtful, definitely not what you would expect from a cheery bakery. I ordered a latte and the employee seemed too busy to have it done in a timely fashion; my friend was finished with her cupcake before I returned to the table. I think the employees should get an attitude adjustment because they are tarnishing the reputation of a fine bakery.

wundertara

11/16/2007

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Overall
Great wedding cupcakes!

Ordered 200 cupcakes of 4 flavors and had monograms on 100 of them and white non-pariels on the others. It was fantastic! We used the caterer's cupcake stand and that was our cake. Everyone still raves about them - we had the chocolate (with white frosting), yellow (with chocolate frosting), red velvet and orange dreamcicle (white frosting). I highly recommend this.......was 1/2 the cost of regular wedding cakes and so much more memorable!

angelawoz

10/30/2007

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Overall
Great Cupcakes, poor service!

My mom was in town from Indiana and I wanted her to experience great cupcakes and pastries at Sweet Mandy B's. We got there and the people behind the counter didn't know what they were doing and were very unpleasant. I was embarrassed for the staff. I understand that people have bad days, but don't take out your frustrations on customers. My mom placed quite a large order--cupcakes, halloween cookies, etc. We got home, and half the order wasn't in the bag. I just don't get it. I have been there in the past, and the service has always been poor. So I thought I would give them another chance. But now, I don't think I plan on going there anytime soon. If someone is going to work in a bakery, be personable and make the experience deliciously unforgettable, not disappointing.