Blue Sky Bakery & Cafe

Blue Sky Bakery & Cafe Blue Sky Bakery & Cafe is a nonprofit organization that provides transitional employment to at-risk

Permanently closed.
Final thoughts + recipes:Yes, someone painted a picture of our blueberry muffins. As if I didn't feel special enough. (A...
12/04/2022

Final thoughts + recipes:

Yes, someone painted a picture of our blueberry muffins. As if I didn't feel special enough. (Abigail, you are a queen.) To read all of your kind messages, to receive your thoughtful gifts, to hear your tender 'goodbyes', to see how many people showed up to our closing party and how generously you donated to ...truly feels like an ending I never could have imagined. Will be in shock and awe for a very long time.

Mocha banana muffin and mixed berry scone recipes posted here. No this not the same base as the cheddar chive. Yes I demand that you purchase a scale for baking. They are like ten dollars and you are totally worth it.

Moving forward, this will be a more personal account with about 40% baking, 40% Chicago nonprofit magic, 15% Chicago music & culture, 4% cat photos and 1% Below Deck hot takes.

Thank you ALL for proving the worth of this concept and making me cry more in the last month than Tash did in the whole last season of Below Deck Med. Xoxoxoxo

We'll be popping up tomorrow at  at 3532 N. Southport from 11-3 with some festive holiday treat boxes. Check out some of...
11/11/2022

We'll be popping up tomorrow at at 3532 N. Southport from 11-3 with some festive holiday treat boxes. Check out some of their adorable new holiday decor while you're there!

If you're joining us for tomorrow night's celebration, sponsored by  and  please consider bringing a donation for  or  M...
11/08/2022

If you're joining us for tomorrow night's celebration, sponsored by and please consider bringing a donation for or

Most needed items:
**Socks
**Pasta
**Jams/jellies
**Diapers
**Condoms
**Toiletries
**Canned food with pop tops

Today is the LAST DAY to order cakes and cupcakes. We are hustling hard to keep up with everyone stocking up, and we nee...
11/05/2022

Today is the LAST DAY to order cakes and cupcakes. We are hustling hard to keep up with everyone stocking up, and we need to set some limits.

Please please place your orders online--walk-in customers will be limited to 4 pastries from now until we close. This includes frozen scones!

We are not accepting ANY phone orders, and please don't hassle our barista about this. She is just the lovely messenger.

Fri Nov 11 is LAST DAY FOR ALL ORDERS

Throwback to one of our last cakes of our last wedding season...pink champagne cake with raspberry buttercream, lemon co...
11/03/2022

Throwback to one of our last cakes of our last wedding season...pink champagne cake with raspberry buttercream, lemon coconut and chocolate/hazelnut/mascarpone.

We'll be closed this Fri and Sat to knock out some Tgiving prep (will be rolling out pie crusts while listening to some ...
10/27/2022

We'll be closed this Fri and Sat to knock out some Tgiving prep (will be rolling out pie crusts while listening to some murder-y podcasts)...please also note our HOUSE PARTY date, pie deadline and more

**Thanksgiving Pie Info**We're now accepting orders online for Thanksgiving pies and quiche. Pick-ups available Tues Nov...
10/25/2022

**Thanksgiving Pie Info**

We're now accepting orders online for Thanksgiving pies and quiche. Pick-ups available Tues Nov 22 or Wed Nov 23, 7 am to 2 pm.

Bulk orders (20+ pies) must be placed by Nov 9. All other orders MUST be placed by Nov 11, because we're mad with power. JK but there will be no exceptions and no phone orders.

Join us at Blue Sky Bakery & Cafe on Wed, Nov 9 from 6-9 pm for free drinks and bites while we say a huge and teary than...
10/19/2022

Join us at Blue Sky Bakery & Cafe on Wed, Nov 9 from 6-9 pm for free drinks and bites while we say a huge and teary thank you to all of our friends and supporters.

Whether you are a former Board member, program participant, regular customer or occasional guest, please come by for a final celebration.

"Can I bring anything?" Yessir, please bring some new warm socks for the The Woolgathering Project or some diapers, personal hygiene items and/or canned goods; we'll get them into the right hands.

It is with ALL of the feelings that I want to let everyone know that Blue Sky will be closing by the end of the year.It ...
10/11/2022

It is with ALL of the feelings that I want to let everyone know that Blue Sky will be closing by the end of the year.

It isn't covid, or the staffing or supply issues (although they have made a tough job even harder.) We're closing because, after running Blue Sky for sixteen years, I'm ready to leave the restaurant business.

My heart has always been in the social justice component of what we do, and that will be my focus going forward. I am no longer interested in climbing on shelves at Restaurant Depot to look for baking powder. (Seriously, where is the baking powder??!)

We have time left on our lease, so please let me know if you are interested in subletting our dear space. Our last day is TBD, stay tuned for updates. Xoxo

Sunday glazed vibez
08/14/2022

Sunday glazed vibez

Our fabulous barista Eden created this earthy sweet lavender matcha, perfect for sipping on the patio                   ...
08/04/2022

Our fabulous barista Eden created this earthy sweet lavender matcha, perfect for sipping on the patio

We're not sure how you'll eat it, either, but we believe in you.Roasted organic sungold and grape tomatoes and basil pes...
07/31/2022

We're not sure how you'll eat it, either, but we believe in you.

Roasted organic sungold and grape tomatoes and basil pesto (from our microfarm ) and fresh mozz.

Apricots and candied hazelnuts or fresh berries and garden blooms
07/30/2022

Apricots and candied hazelnuts or fresh berries and garden blooms

In some personal news...I said Oui!! We were in a courtyard in Lyon near a giant fountain and Matt spun around and got o...
07/24/2022

In some personal news...

I said Oui!! We were in a courtyard in Lyon near a giant fountain and Matt spun around and got on one knee and it was pretty perfect.

et La Mere Brazier et l'avant comptoir in Paris have been meal standouts, but everything has been remarkable.

Cakes on cakes on cakes
07/09/2022

Cakes on cakes on cakes

We are super excited to be partnering with Curbside Bicycles Chicago this Sat, July 2 from 9a - 2p for a pop-up bike sho...
06/28/2022

We are super excited to be partnering with Curbside Bicycles Chicago this Sat, July 2 from 9a - 2p for a pop-up bike shop where you can get a same-day, affordable bike tune up!

They will be set up next to our sidewalk cafe, see flyer for details or reach out to Amber at [email protected] or 414-405-3851 to reserve a spot!

Tender lemon cake, organic strawberries from , malted mascarpone whip and crunchy pistachios. Ordering window cracked op...
06/22/2022

Tender lemon cake, organic strawberries from , malted mascarpone whip and crunchy pistachios. Ordering window cracked open while supplies last.

Strawberry Danish today featuring the beautiful organic gems from
06/19/2022

Strawberry Danish today featuring the beautiful organic gems from

Happy to be in Portland, OR at the  conference on social enterprise. Learning ways to recruit and retain more youth in o...
06/16/2022

Happy to be in Portland, OR at the conference on social enterprise. Learning ways to recruit and retain more youth in our program and better serve their short and long-term needs.


Birthday cakes! Wedding shower cakes! Baptism cakes!
06/11/2022

Birthday cakes! Wedding shower cakes! Baptism cakes!

It's pizza day, pals! Head to  in Lincoln Park, the West Loop or Lincoln Square and grab pizza, Italian beef, wings and ...
05/17/2022

It's pizza day, pals! Head to in Lincoln Park, the West Loop or Lincoln Square and grab pizza, Italian beef, wings and salads for you and yours. 20% of sales will be generously donated to Blue Sky's transitional jobs program. Just be sure to mention Blue Sky or use code FUNDBLUE22 when you check out.

Don't forget the frozen fellas! So good when you're too tired to even answer the door for a delivery.

Rhubarb coffeecake
05/15/2022

Rhubarb coffeecake


Next Tues, May 17, ordering a delicious pizza or six will help create jobs for amazing Chicago youth at Blue Sky.We're p...
05/13/2022

Next Tues, May 17, ordering a delicious pizza or six will help create jobs for amazing Chicago youth at Blue Sky.

We're partnering with three locations who are generously donating 20% of sales to our transitional jobs program. If you believe that all young people deserve encouragement, empowerment and employment, this is your chance to help.

Pro tip: stock up on their delicious frozen pizzas, and order a round of Italian Beefs for dinner. Offer is good for carryout and dining in, just be sure to use code FUNDBLUE22 when checking out.

See flyer for details. Thanks!

Our super talented friend  built this beauty of a window counter for us. Is the perfect perch for you and your honey bou...
05/09/2022

Our super talented friend built this beauty of a window counter for us. Is the perfect perch for you and your honey bourbon cold brew.

He's available for custom woodworking projects, contact to discuss.

Stop in this weekend for our WHAT.A.WEEK special: a breakfast burrito with roasted potatoes, chorizo, caramelized onions...
05/06/2022

Stop in this weekend for our WHAT.A.WEEK special: a breakfast burrito with roasted potatoes, chorizo, caramelized onions, arugula + avo.

Mother's Day is on Sunday, and you need to put together a banger. Order Mom some almond Danish, prosciutto quiche or a s...
05/03/2022

Mother's Day is on Sunday, and you need to put together a banger.

Order Mom some almond Danish, prosciutto quiche or a strawberry mascarpone pie to pick up on Sunday by 11 and give her the day she deserves. Accepting orders through our website until Thurs.

Sorry for the inconvenience!
05/01/2022

Sorry for the inconvenience!

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