Sweet Mandy B's
1208 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
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Fax: (773) 244-1109
Parking: Paid, Free
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Price Range : Average
Good For Family: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Amazing cupcake and ice cream selection here.Inviting decor and staff always a fun time to let the kids nose up to the glass and pick a treat
08/04/2011Provided by Citysearch -
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.
07/07/2010Provided by Citysearch -
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.
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.
10/22/2008Provided by Citysearch -
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!!!!
09/29/2008Provided by Citysearch -
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!
06/19/2008Provided by Citysearch -
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!
06/06/2008Provided by Citysearch -
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.
05/27/2008Provided by Citysearch -
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
04/17/2008Provided by Citysearch -
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.
12/18/2007Provided by Citysearch -
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.
11/16/2007Provided by Citysearch -
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!
10/30/2007Provided by Citysearch -
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.