My friend and I were waiting for a table at Handlebar, and we decided to walk around the neighborhood. We stumbled across Bake, and my friend said she had heard great things about it. We headed inside, and we were immediately charmed by the adorable pastel decor and warm vibes. Bake sells coffee, pastries, and assorted cutesy accessories. We browsed the offerings, and I was drawn to a gorgeous strawberry almond tart. I decided to take a chance on it, and we headed outside to their patio. The patio was secluded and shady. I loved the mural decorating the fence and the vintage seating options. I took a bite of the tart, and I was in HEAVEN. It was moist, fresh, and pleasantly sweet. Absolutely perfect! The best fresh tart I’ve had in a long time, and I can’t wait to try their other pastries when I visit Chicago again.