Sing to me of opera cakes
December 18, 2017 12:40 PM   Subscribe

My wife has a craving for opera cake. Where in Chicago can I find her a slice? It's gotta be chocolatey, it's gotta be delicious, and ideally it'd be on the north side and available in individual portions.

Whole Foods used to sell pretty much the ideal individually sliced cake, but their vendor stopped making them. I believe it's still possible to order an entire cake from them, given a week or so's advance warning, but really this is more of an on-a-whim thing: when the lady needs opera cake, she needs opera cake NOW. Hope me, Metafilter!
posted by Yo Soy La Morsa to Food & Drink (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Costco sells whole opera cakes, right off the shelf, and they are pretty good too.
posted by rachelpapers at 12:44 PM on December 18, 2017 [1 favorite]

Cafe Vienna, near Lincoln Park? I couldn't find reviews specifically for the opera cake, but people seem to give their baked goods high marks, and they sell opera cake by the slice.
posted by Siobhan at 12:59 PM on December 18, 2017

Cafe Selmarie in Lincoln Square.

Julius Meinl in the Southport Corridor.
posted by photovox at 1:01 PM on December 18, 2017 [3 favorites]

I've seen it in the case of Bittersweet on Belmont but their selection rotates. You could call them and ask. Or you could call Alberts at Elm near State ((312) 751-0666) or Alliance Patisserie at State and--Ohio, maybe? ((312) 374-4144)
posted by crush at 1:02 PM on December 18, 2017

Patisserie Coralie?
posted by Comrade_robot at 2:37 PM on December 18, 2017

Response by poster: Y'all are awesome. These all sound amazing. Thank you!
posted by Yo Soy La Morsa at 8:19 PM on December 18, 2017

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