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Sauce and Bread Kitchen

Winchester-Hood Garden Homes, Illinois

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Sauce and Bread Kitchen

Winchester-Hood Garden Homes, Illinois

(240)

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H
27 November 2019

Amazing food, the owner and staff are incredibly friendly and down to earth and they have some of the best in-house hot sauces ever made. Their pastries are also to die for! If you love delicious food- this is definitely the place to check out! More...

C
25 November 2019

This place is so delicious. Highly recommend to anyone! If you're not in the neighborhood, this place is worth the commute. Very blessed to work nearby and will definitely try everything from their menu! More...

A
24 November 2019

Sauce & Bread is consistently mind-blowing in its offerings on the delicious, mindfully-sourced, and imaginative menu. Welcoming, friendly, and cozy. The most challenging thing you'll experience is deciding which pastry to try. Save yourself the effort and just get one of each. If you must limit to just one, the Honey Pie is to die for. I love this place! Next on my list to try is their pizza they sling on Fridays. More...

V
21 November 2019

Had the turkey sandwich and instantly muttered with a full mouth "This is the best sandwich I've ever eaten". Then had to repeat it with a less full mouth so my girlfriend could understand.

R
17 November 2019

Stopped in this morning and ordered the sausage breakfast sandwich, a cinnamon croissant, and ... the special... everything was really good, but this special sandwich surpassed any expectations I had for breakfast this morning. Tender lingua, pork, fresh/bright giardiniera, on delicious bread that I can't describe other than fluffy and rich. Wow! One of the best sandwiches I have ever had. I left without taking a picture of the chalkboard so if any employee can add, that would be appreciated. Thank you for caring and being intentional about your food. More...

S
13 November 2019

Good food, nice atmosphere, friendly staff. Delicious bread!

J
13 November 2019

All the hot sauces. Huge worldly variety with a lot of interesting spins on traditional sauces.Highly recommended everything! My favorites are the half acre bolt sauce, smokey mole, and chiliquilles verde sauce. More...

K
6 November 2019

Go seek this out, and get yourself that crazy brunch bread

H
6 November 2019

My fiancée and I LOVE this place. Its a gem on the northside that helps fills the void of good eats in the area. The staff are always super friendly and really helpful on giving tasty recommendations of the day. They’re always coming out with new menu items that hit the spot and keep things fresh. I also can’t speak enough about their co-op hot sauces. There is a large variety of them on each table to try and are also for sale in the front. The flavors are just too good. Don’t know how they do it. The only downside is they aren’t open more days in the week, but this just makes it more of a treat to visit on the weekend! Last week, I had a chocolate chip tahini cookie that was just amazing. Looking forward to trying other pastries too! More...

M
27 October 2019

One of reason I miss living in Rogers's Park is easy access to the amazing restaurant. Super creative, great flavors and perfectly executed. All meal periods are great but go have Mike make you breakfast! More...

M
26 October 2019

The strawberry and creme croissant is out of this world. The chocolate one also! Order at the counter and find a spot. What the chef is doing on that little oven is delicious and high quality.  Ordered the breakfast brisket special but really ate it as 3 separate items, not all mixed together. Each component was delicious, but it just wasn't working for me as a combo. So, I ate the brisket and slaw , then the egg, then the "pizza". It's all a bit self service, get your own utensils, water, and there wasn't salt and pepper anywhere. They have all the sauce samples available.  The Habanero Honey was very nice.  Good for them and I'd come get the strawberry croissant anytime! There are other pastries too. Enjoy! More...

D
21 October 2019

Amazing Reuben sandwich

A
27 September 2019

This place was phenomenal. The staff was down to earth and easy to comunicate with. The free refills on coffee were incredible. But, the food just blew my mind! My friend and I split a few dishes so we could try more food and both were incredible. I also bought some bites from their cooler for later and those were delicious. I just wish I lived in the area and could attend regularly ♥ More...

H
26 September 2019

This place is the bomb! The staff are so friendly and everyone makes you feel at home. EVERYTHING here is homemade, down to the rotating sweet syrup for coffee. I come every week for a loaf of bread and if you get their bread, try the chili cheddar loaf-it's to die for :-) More...

N
14 September 2019

Just finished eating here, special of the day; mushroom sausage toast and gravy, made me feel like I just placed the last infinity stone into my gauntlet!

B
14 September 2019

Delicious breakfast and lunch spot in Edgewater! Love seeing new places like this popping up in the neighborhood- They have a specially  roasted coffee from Dark Matter- Solid vegetarian options- Super high quality food, that is local sourced- Owned (I think? ) by a hot sauce company, so you will have delicious amazing hot sauce at your disposal. Nice space inside and normally not much of a wait! More...

C
28 August 2019

What a delicious choice of foods here! I had a veggie breakfast sandwich(sammich) and it was amazing. It came with a lovely fresh coleslaw as well. ..and the choice of sauces, and hot sauces is reason enough to go! More...

H
27 August 2019

Great Cake & Coffee ☕.

T
25 August 2019

My fav place! Never had a bad dish. Pizza Fridays is a must. Love that you can try all the hot sauces at the tables!!! Cannot recommend highly enough!

L
17 August 2019

Cute breakfast/brunch/lunch spot with promising food and good coffee. I wouldn't recommend relying on this place to get a lot of work done since they only have one table next to an outlet. Their wifi is fast though That said, really enjoyed their lox - it's my first time NOT having it on a bagel, but the bread that they used had a nice texture (firm, but soft). I also liked how they spiced it up with some other vegetables outside of the norm. Only thing is that the lox part was really salty, so I had a hard time finishing all of it - would recommend splitting this with a friend and maybe something else!I will also disclaimer that it took a while for me to get my order, maybe 20-25 minutes? Seems like they only had one person making all of the dishes. Luckily I wasn't in a rush and I wasn't super hungry, but could see that being bothersome for some folks. More...

A
15 August 2019

Nitro coffee! So good! And everything else is awesome here.

A
8 August 2019

Great food, friendly people!

B
8 August 2019

Wow!!!really impressed by SBK. Delicious baked goods and an interesting take on classics. Can’t wait to go back and try more!

C
4 August 2019

Amazing food and best bakery !

J
3 August 2019

I overloaded on baked goods because I just couldn't choose. The berry almond tart and lemon blueberry cake were so, so good. Super affordable, too. And yes please to the Dark Matter Coffee. I wasn't wild about the Billionaire Bar (or whatever it was called) but that might be more because the other pastries were terrific. I'll have to be back to try the breakfast sandwiches and hot sauces. More...

K
2 August 2019

Hidden GEM for true foodies. Chef is an absolute artist and takes such care in presenting each plate. Sources every ingredient and item in the place. Also, they do incredibly creative farm to table dinners, either at a farm or at the restaurant. AND...they do good each and every day, producing Co-Op hot sauces, benefitting at risk youth in the City. A MUST for every Chicagoan and tourist! More...

A
29 July 2019

Locally owned, excellent owners, and amazing food. A community favorite. Never disappoints the guests I introduce. One of the best Roger's Park had to offer!

L
29 July 2019

Great neighborhood spot! Always delicious specials on weekends, Friday unique pizza nights, BYOB. The hot sauce selection, made by Co-Op hot sauce are stellar. Great service and meals that keep me coming back for more. More...

C
29 July 2019

Great service. Relaxed atmosphere. Wonderful flavors

W
29 July 2019

Amazing, great owners, tasty food, try all the sauces!!

N
15 July 2019

Magnificent breakfast and iced coffee miles away from Michigan Avenue.Menu is very unique and dining area is refreshing, clean, and comfortable.   We received free coffee refills too - as if an excuse to stay was needed... but the perk was appreciated. More...

J
11 July 2019

The best food unique flavors and wonderful ambiance

S
23 June 2019

Everything was delicious and the room and service were lovely. If you want any variety, however, this is not the place for you. They have a very limited menu, so make sure they will have something that will work for everyone in your party. The strawberry rhubarb tart was divine. More...

D
9 June 2019

Delightful place. If you come in with a passion/interest in hot sauce, they cater very well. Try the jalapeño and the dumpster fire sauce.

S
5 May 2019

I love this place, especially for a creative, simple, and super tasty breakfast. Get “The Toast”!!!

N
29 April 2019

My go-to breakfast/brunch place on the north side. The owners are always coming up with new stuff like venison Raman (pictured). Their baked goods are fresh and delicious. I always make sure to pick up 4-5 co-op hot sauce bottles when I am here! Love this place. More...

R
29 April 2019

Best food in Chicago. The bread is absolutely out of this world. Charming place with a friendly vibe and easy parking

C
29 April 2019

I've driven by this place hundreds of times but didn't end up knowing about it till my fiancé told me that we could walk there, easily, from our apartment. Lemme tell you, this place was the bees knees with a side of breeze. Service was warm and welcoming, natural and genuine. I have to say I feel like I found out where all the nice people hangout in Chicago. Maybe that's the reason I didn't know about this place...The food was inviting, unique, and left my taste buds cavorting with delight. 10/10 Mayor of Flavortown. The bread was excellent. The coffee was Dark Matter with free refills to boot. My Ramp Bread Pudding topped with Chicken Vindloo and an egg (hope I got that right) was off the charts. Filled me up reeeal nice. Thank you for that. First glance at the sauces left me saying "oh cool, a bunch of sauces". Then I starting reading the descriptions on the bottles and before I knew it I had tried all seven sauces at my table and I was trading sauces with empty tables next to us. The sauces were diverse and distinct go to a good cause. Makes sense they put 'sauce' first in the name. Will come again. More...

B
27 April 2019

Great pizza! We decided to eat ours in the dining room which was perfect for the two kiddos. We all loved our pizza. Meatloaf half and cheese half. Brought a bottle of wine, ordered some milk, perfect evening. More...

A
26 April 2019

My new favorite place for breakfast and brunch!Delicious and wholesome plates and the bread is to die for!!

P
12 April 2019

Great people, great food!

C
6 April 2019

The most creative brunch I've ever eaten!! Love this place. Friendly owners and great atmosphere. Chef Mike always have new dishes for my husband and I to try.. don't miss out, try them out!!

S
29 March 2019

This is my favorite spot in Chicago.

R
29 March 2019

Sunshine cake and cinnamon bun were delicious!

G
29 March 2019

Hipster place with great baked goods. Bacon cheddar scone is one of my favorites. Salads are very good and dressings made fresh. We have gone for breakfast and lunch. Never disappointed. Fast food with fresh homemade ingredients. More...

M
28 February 2019

Always good. They support a good cause and treat people like family.

E
28 February 2019

everyone there is nice as can be, all the food is stupendously fresh and local and good-for-the-soul, the specials change often and are always amazing. if I could give more stars, I would. More...

D
28 February 2019

Good food and cute decor.

D
22 February 2019

A north side gem. The chef(s) have put together such an interesting, delicious, and affordable menu, a massive assortment of homemade AND packaged sauces and goods, and seem just really cool. Interesting art installations, good music. I had the foccaccia with a sunny side egg, homemade slaw, coffee and a soup...I forgot what was in the soup but I also couldn't pronounce it anyways, but it was delicious nonetheless. More...

S
17 February 2019

My breakfast sandwich was very delicious! I loved the spread that they used and their bread made the sandwich complete! This is perfect if you are looking for a great little breakfast sandwich. I thought it was slightly overpriced for the amount of food but would absolutely be something I would go back on special occasions to grab again, or to go in and buy their spread and bread and make a sandwich at home! Overall my husband and I were happy with our sandwiches! More...

E
9 February 2019

Stopped by for breakfast.  Great place and atmosphere, fresh and delicious food! Definitely recommend!!

R
2 February 2019

Awesome.fresh amd tasty food.great owners. All sandwiches are on homemade bread. Deserts are unique

C
20 January 2019

The love shows. Unique and bold flavors prepared meticulously.I tried the lox toast and the Ukrainian tartine. Both were amazing.  The lox toast has familiar flavors, with the spicy pickle and hoarsy cream cheese really popping.  As you might expect, the bread for the toast was great - you won't be wishing for a bagel. The tartine is more ambitious and a triumph of beet.  Spectacular.  The layers of flavors, crunch of the bread, sweet and heat are perfect. The ingredients for both dishes were portioned perfectly with one another. Excellent coffee. The restaurant is attractive, and the tables not packed close together. Warm, comfortable, social. The outside signage could be a bit more prominent but I'm sure word of mouth is more than enough to get patrons Service was super friendly and efficient.  Bought some sauces after trying many at the table. Lots of unique choices with something great for everyone.  Prices are very fair.Attention to detail and obvious passion put them over the top. A legit 5 and true joy. More...

R
29 December 2018

So so so good, PS this is BYOB and they have local bloody Mary mix you can purchase.

J
29 December 2018

Wonderful place to have brunch. A bright, clean, wood-adorned dining room with ample seating and gorgeous pastries on display. Brunch and lunch items are rustic and refreshing, like the sable lox on crusty bread with pickled vegetables. Eggs are fried perfectly. Co-op hot sauces are abundantly available. The pastries are out of this world. BYOB and the menu also offers (tasty) bloody Mary mix/set-ups. More...

B
9 December 2018

Added a brownie to lunch order. It was so good I felt like I had never really eaten chocolate before. Thank you Sauce and Bread Kitchen.

M
7 December 2018

Very tasty! Great little set up. The Ruben was delicious. The ginger pear cake was out of this world, Great ginger flavor without being over powering, balanced with the sweet whole pear baked in the desert. Went great with the coffee. The service is very good and everyone is friendly and welcoming. They have their own bloody Mary mix, it's BYOV. Make sure to plan ahead with the vodka if you go in on Sunday as the nearby liquor stores open late. We will be back! More...

A
29 November 2018

We go here almost every Sunday for a late lunch and it has been amazing every. Single. Time. My boyfriend almost consistently gets the same thing (he has clearly found a favorite) while I usually jump around the menu, often ordering whatever special is being offered (highly recommend). We also frequently order 1-2 pastries/ treats either to eat post-lunch or to take home and have later. I have NEVER had a bad bite here. The people are gracious, experimental with their flavors, and clearly appreciate a seasonal menu. 20/10 would recommend. Also sign up for their supper club! More...

M
29 November 2018

This is a great spot. I'm sure some young hipster colonizers will ruin it eventually but until then IT'S AN EDGEWATER SANCTUARY. Please buy their loaves of bread -- perhaps two at a time because you'll eat it faster than any other bread. It freezes well.Hot sauce? Duh.Sandwiches? Yum. My go to is a smoked trout concoction which is delicious and maybe kinda healthy-ish.Dessert? Just ask the baker for her recommendation. Or, get anything. But seriously, ask her for the best of the best.It's so good. More...

E
29 November 2018

Really tasty food and a great atmosphere. They have very good coffee

B
29 November 2018

Had the cheese focaccia with brisket. STUNNING. Bread was heated to perfect temperature to give a bit of crisp; brisket was smoky and cooked to perfection again; greens and sunny-side-up egg finished the plates with needed balance in a meal; sauces made every bite tasted different (I liked 4 of 8 personally but they all looked interesting from the labels). Place was simple but welcoming. Service was caring. Five stars no doubt. More...

B
29 November 2018

Can't say enough about how amazing SBK is. Breakfast, lunch, drinks, pastries, bread, hot sauce - you can't go wrong with anything they have to offer. The space and staff are welcoming and on top of all that the owners are excellent folks who make a point of giving back to the community. Go eat here. More...

G
19 November 2018

Tasty sandwiches and great pastries. Highly recommend.

E
30 October 2018

Love this place! Only wish they were open more than F, S, Sun.  Everything out of the kitchen is made thoughtfully and carefully, they include tons of veggies which makes me happy when the food arrives. If you are a hot sauce fanatic, there are a variety of locally made brand Coop Sauce on the tables and even a small fridge where you can pickup cider in the fall, cheese, fermented products. Very low key, plenty of space, reasonable prices and friendly people. I look forward to the weekend when they are open. More...

J
28 October 2018

What a nifty, 'granola' little place that specializes in hot sauces and baked goods (hence the name).I tried the chicken pot pie for b-fast. ..yes b-fast and you know what...I didn't mind it. It comes with a side of healthy salad with healthy homemade dressing and it was delicious!!I probably wouldn't go back for breakfast, but the over experience was definitely unique. You serve yourself- water, get your own silverware, out your own dishes away when you are done. So if you are looking to be waited on, this is not the place for you.However if you are looking for a hip place that has natural ingredients, that also operates as an art gallery, than this IS the place for you. More...

P
18 October 2018

Gem of a restaurant.Context, I'm from San Francisco where we have some pretty good eateries... many of them quite expensive, many of them have quite predictable menus, some of them look like they were designed on some standardized restaurant template, many of the better ones are so crowded it's hard to get in. .. and it's a killer to find parking. So it was great to find Sauce and Bread Kitchen which beats our joints in all these categories.Start with the exposed brick walls with original artwork, add the open friendly vibe (and it's not too loud) then enjoy the staff which is friendly but not insincerely so. But the best part is the "original" delicious food, baked and created on site. I trusted the special which was the best lasagna I've ever eaten-a little heat, lots of ricotta and some crunchy cheese on the edges. Everyone in our party of five was more than satisfied with our main courses, and the desserts were fabulous. Michael and Ann, the owners, took the time to say hello to us, and it seemed like they did the same for every other patron. Great neighborhood feel. I think they do special events. I wish I could get them to come two thousand miles to the west. More...

A
29 September 2018

Do yourself a favor and go here!! The food is fantastic and the service is awesome. The owner clearly takes a lot of care and price into the food they serve and wants you to have a good experience. We tried a little bit of everything and nothing disappointed. Wish they were open more during the week so we could come more often! Yum all around. More...

A
9 September 2018

the best food, the best people. So talented. We love Mike and Anne and we love it here!!

E
9 September 2018

The food here is sooooo good. I'm still full from my sausage and cheese breakfast sandwich, tahini chocolate chip cookie almost as big as your head, and delicious iced coffee. Excellent people and excellent food! *Mwah!* More...

C
9 September 2018

This is our favorite neighborhood breakfast/lunch spot. The food is always amazing (especially the specials) and the owners are extremely kind and generous folks. They really put their hearts into the operation. Be sure to check out their supper clubs and Pizza Haven nights. More...

R
9 September 2018

Great food & service!
I recommend this for dates, friends, Buddie Dates, too!

P
9 September 2018

Drove a 200 mile round trip for their chow......not the optimal carbon footprint for us...but MAN the food is GREAT!

S
9 September 2018

There was some bread and a lot of sauce and it was very good. Love co-op hot sauce with all my heart.

R
9 September 2018

Yum. Everything=good. My favorites chili cheddar boule with either the feta cheese spread or the pimiento spread. Also just tried co-ops mystery sauce! So good. Get it before it's gone though. so many good eats here keep me coming back for more. More...

C
9 September 2018

I experienced Anne's bread at an event at Arbor. She made 5 or 6 different kinds of bread for us. My favorite was the rye with fennel! Best bread I've ever had!

G
9 September 2018

Fantastic veggie grilled cheese sandwich! Great bread, wonderful texture and flavor. We also had ginger shortbread, which was yummy. Coffee was not fantastic. Really enjoyed our experience overall, though, and will be back! More...

K
9 September 2018

everything was great about this place: taste of the food and massive (in-house made) hot sauce selection, local farm-sources ingredients, small shop of local products. ..we can't wait to do brunch here sometime More...

A
9 September 2018

We love SBK! I don’t think we’ve had anything that we didn’t like. We love the creativity that Mike B puts into his amazing creations. And his wife’s baked good are excellent. More...

D
9 September 2018

Interesting flavor combinations there, the in house bread had a great texture and paired well with the lox and crispy trout skin. I will work my way through the menu over time and update along the way. More...

K
9 September 2018

I know, super late in reporting this, but there has never been a bad thing to come out of their kitchen. Couple that with it being a local, small business and a co-op and I ask you, why aren't you there everyday?!

R
9 September 2018

Creative and honest food made on sight only open on weekends but great food cool unique menu like smoked trout open face sandwich and breakfast ban mi

M
9 September 2018

Super friendly, amazing little restaurant. Hands down, the best breakfast sandwich I've ever had. They were also willing to change menu items to fit my wife's allergy issues. Meals were well balanced and complex. The individual elements of each dish were interesting and unique. We'll definitely be back next time we visit Chicago! More...

M
9 September 2018

We miss this place! It was our go to spot when we lived in then neighborhood. Run by great people. The food is phenomenal! Try for brunch, take home bread and a hot sauce. Then book a supper club dinner stat! You won't be disappointed in their commitment to locally sourced food and creativity as well as their generosity in giving back to the community. More...

J
9 September 2018

I was working at an event just down the road from this restaurant. As a culinary graduate I was looking for something more than just traditional fast food. AND boy did I find it. The owner Anne was AWESOME. Very friendly and is more than willing to chat with her customers. Her menu rotates quite frequently based on the tantalizing creations that she comes up with. Her ingredients are very fresh and are locally sourced. The eggplant sandwich was to die for and the chili that I had for lunch was a symphony of flavors and layers. Anne hand crafts all of her dishes to order. Everything was wonderful. More...

S
9 September 2018

Absolutely love this place. Excellent food, really innovative sauces, but what really makes this place so special is the people. The owners and the staff are such wonderful and genuinely caring people that it really elevates the already great food they serve here. More...

B
2 September 2018

Awesome people, delicious pastries and amazing sauces!! Definitly worth a stop!

J
29 August 2018

I love this place. Super intimate and great food!!

B
29 August 2018

Phenomenal fusions!

P
29 August 2018

Awesome sandwiches sauces!

N
29 August 2018

Cute, laid back cafe. I've never felt rushed here, great place to have a leisurely breakfast and stick around for a cup or two more of their tasty Dark Matter coffee. The food is terrific. Small menu, with inventive, bread-centric offerings. And the bread.... so good. Their ricotta toast is a simple dish that manages to be one of the tastes things to eat for breakfast. I also appreciate that it is a place you can get a satisfying meal without feeling like you need a post-brunch nap! Great pastries and loaves to go too. And they sell (and have for use in each table) a full array of Co-Op hot sauces. Worth the trip if you are not local and congrats if you are, because you get more Sauce and Bread! More...

A
29 August 2018

Incredible food made from scratch, kind staff, comfortable environment, and great music make this place my new favorite neighborhood spot!

T
29 August 2018

I'd give it six stars if I could. Phenomenal menu and food all fresh and homemade. Crazy what they can crank out in this tiny space. Great breads and pastries and their Dark Matter coffee brew is the best. Ambience is nice too, cozy and hip. Love this place! More...

S
29 August 2018

Incredible superb excellent, been going there since I found out about it and been going back every single week. Words alone are not enough to describe the food from this delightful place.

D
29 August 2018

Amazing, homemade food and the owner is so nice to talk to. The place also has a mission to bring arts to youth in Chicago!

C
29 August 2018

I’ve been coming here for years, great people making great food, and always offering awesome service. One of my favorite spots in Chicago for sure. It’s always a pleasure to come in, have a meal, and talk about food with Mike. Welcoming environment, great coffee and some of the greatest hot sauce in the world More...

D
29 August 2018

You can find our pasture raised pork among many other local and seasonal items. @jakescountrymeats #havemeatwilltravel

G
29 August 2018

Very friendly service. Da Ruben is excellent

P
29 August 2018

My favorite brunch/breakfast in the city by far...

A
29 August 2018

Food and coffee is amazing. Only thing I hate is how they don't have a location where I work!

M
29 August 2018

Absolutely the best bread and baked sweets I have ever tried in the city of Chicago. Also the best lox and sable I have ever tasted. They bottle their own sauces [hot and mild] and each one is as fantastic as the last. Staff is very hospitable and polite. I will always make it a mission to come here for breakfest/brunch whenever I'm on the north side. More...

R
29 August 2018

Great place! We visited for the first time and service is excellent! All the dishes, lox, grilled cheese, broke focaccia were fantastic! Excellent bread reasonable price. We will do this again. More...

S
29 August 2018

You should be a fan of food and/or eating to visit SBK. they have found a way to not only blend and compliment flavors and ingredients but also surprise your unsuspecting tender tongue buds with a flood of something unexpected from start to finish as you chew. It's sorcery I tell you. Sorcery. I had the most simple breakfast of granola and toast but it was elevated with things like za'atar, labneh (better than cream cheese, people!) and apricot Riesling preserves. I'm still in shock. On the way out the door, Ann gave us a sample of the cherry munchy bunny bar.. Delicious even if it hadn't magically transformed about thirty seconds after placing that scrumptious sweet temptress in my mouth.Now I'm telling you this in confidence, people. DON'T TELL ANYBODY ABOUT THIS PLACE. let's just keep it to ourselves and then it won't get all crowded when I'm ready for brunch after church Sunday mornings. Shhhh! More...

C
29 August 2018

Great food, great staff!

C
29 August 2018

The only downside to SBK is that it's only open on the weekends-I work around the corner so I'd love SBK to be open daily. I love everything about this place-the staff(amazing), Dark Matter coffee, exploring the menu. Keep doing what you do. More...

S
3 August 2018

They make everything themselves. They bake all the baked goods themselves. They make homemade sodas. I love them!  They are very nice too!

J
8 June 2018

I have mixed feelings about this place.  As a vegetarian, the options are small, but then so is the menu.  Is this a co-op? Restaurant? Cult?  And why are they open 3 days a week.  Why did a strange man come in off the street and take one of the sauce bottles from our table and walk out?I love the grilled cheese, but it needs to be changed up. On our last visit, the woman put our focaccia in the oven and forgot.  Forgot that we had a focaccia. When we asked her for it, she didn't remember it was in the oven.  Ashes. Weird.  Show me more. More...

E
6 June 2018

Ordered the open face salmon sandwhich. Presentation was beautiful, but difficult to take to-go. Staff is very friendly. I wish they were open more during the week. More...

C
1 May 2018

Low-key glass storefront belies an exceptional array of baked goods, food, and hot sauces that serves a social mission. Coffee was great alongside a rich, but not heavy, raspberry scone with a lightly crisp buttery brown exterior and airy crumb interior. I also had a house pineapple? and jalapeno soda that enlivened my palate as I ate a hefty breakfast sandwich of fluffy egg omelet and maple sausage patty on a wonderfully supple crumpet. A lightly dressed side of kohlrabi coleslaw and the opportunity to try many Co-op hot sauces with my food rounded out a fantastic breakfast experience. I am so looking forward to eating here again! More...

K
28 April 2018

First time today. The special looked incredible, but it was mid-afternoon and they'd run out. I got the Trout Master, which is open faced tartine (toasted, bias-cut baguette) with horseradish cream cheese, capers, pickled red cabbage and smoked trout. Wow. A flavor party. Just delicious. The presentation was gorgeous too, and the mini-kale salad in the center is the plate is as good as kale salad gets. My friend had  the lox toast, which looked amazing too. The fresh brew iced tea is quite strong and smoky. And the chef/server and cashier were super nice. Many more delicious things to try, including amazing looking baked goods. I am going back! More...

B
16 March 2018

I eat here with my girlfriend regularly.  We like everything we've had here, but we often reorder the same dishes. That means we've missed out on a lot of other items although we are here so frequently. The breakfast sandwich is my girlfriend's favorite. I've eaten from her plate many times - all ingredients delicious.  Always interesting spreads and flavor depths. English Muffin made in-house. Yum. I repeat the lox sandwich a lot. It's an upscale take on a standard lox & bagel: nicely smoked salmon with capers, served on some homemade bread with a cool horseradish/cream cheesy spread and topped with various pickled relish they've made that week. Great stuff. Also I get pulled in by the specials, they are always something creative based on limited availability ingredients that piqued their curiosity and always delicious. We are also consumers of their sauces, have joined them for their farm tour event, and even used their help for last Thanksgiving's dinner in the form of stuffing and rolls. More...

S
4 March 2018

Im not quite sure how anyone could ever rate this place under 5 stars. I have been living in Andersonville for the past 6 yrs. As someone who really takes an obsessive appreciation for the plethora of dining options on the 'strip' (or main drag of restaurants along clark st.), I was pleasantly surprised by how remarkably fresh and delicious the food is here. I had been hearing about this place for quite some time but never thought to make it the whole entire mile (or maybe mile and a half) up north down clark st (just into edgewater) to give it a try. Big mistake. Not going to waste my time talking about the plates my fiancé and I shared other than to say they were nothing but remarkable. We were fortunate to have been offered several tastes of other menu items. After spending well over an hour soaking in all the deliciousness, we came to realize what a gem we had found. There is nowhere in Andersonville whose menu offers this type of quality and execution for breakfast/brunch.After experiencing the food, we quickly learned how much love and technique goes into the stuff being served here. It is completely ok that the menu is not huge. What is not ok is that I can only eat here Fri-Sun. Just kidding but not really. I cannot wait to keep trying their food. Forgot to take a pic but whatever, do yourselves a favor and get here. P.S. May very well have been the best Ramen I have ever had in my life. More...

J
3 March 2018

I've waited to review sauce and bread until I've come by a few times, but I've loved it since my first visit! Aside from the fact that it's my top neighborhood choice for a weekend meal, I've always had the best experience with the folks who run it. It's refreshing to come to a place and meet the brains AND labor behind it all. These folks have a really beautiful and passionate vision for this place that values local, home grown, and independent spirit. And there's no lack of creativity when it comes to the menu. Every dish is fresh and complex, full of wonderful details like pickled veggies, smoked meats, and puffed grains. Though the menu isn't explicitly vegetarian or vegan, they are super accommodating and generous with their substitutions, and will even joyfully make something original and inspired, just for you. They are so thoughtful about each of their ingredients (all como from the Midwest!) and love describing the process behind everything (and *every* ingredient has a poetic back story). They even explained how we could puff our own grains using an air popcorn machine. They also serve Klarbrunn seltzer, which frankly embarrasses La Croix. It's obvious these folks are passionate about what they do. It's a labor of love that is always trying to do more. The only downside is that they're only open on weekends (for now, hopefully)! Highly recommend it!! More...

B
28 January 2018

Awesome hidden gem - chill vibe, locally sourced food and great bottomless cup of coffee. Maple sausage breakfast sandwich was tasty? Sad thing? Sunday AM and it's empty.... More...

C
24 January 2018

They continue to amaze here. We have deemed it the best breakfast/lunch spot in Chicago. You never have to worry about a long wait or finding a table. The food is so fresh and delicious. Recently I had the frittata with fresh bread and the most perfectly dressed salad. I came back the following weekend for the same, it was so good. And it came with this vinegar-y slaw on top that was such a perfect compliment. My husband loves the trout master. Their housemade granola is insanely delicious. I ate the whole bag in one weekend. Just straight, no milk or yogurt. Plus the baked goods are still the best, the cinnamon rolls, tahini chocolate chip cookie, banana bread, love it all. And the service is great. We will keep coming back. More...

J
18 November 2017

I've only been here for the bread after having some at a book party. It was so amazing I had to ask where they got it from and then somehow make it there in spite of their very weird hours. I dreamed about this bread for days and they didn't have the exact kind I wanted so I got some giant thing I was gonna try to ration and then scarfed the whole thing in the car before I even made it home. Definitely need to get back here some day soon and maybe even eat the food. More...

J
22 October 2017

The staff here is amazing! Very pleasant, caring people, I felt at home with their kindness. This was my first time here and the food is to die for. It's fresh, delicious, and well crafted. There's not many places where you feel the food is made with love but at SBK it clearly is. I can't wait to come back! More...

H
30 September 2017

The food is creative and delicious! The service is quick and friendly. The coffee is strong. And the concept is wonderful, they support non-profits and charities. We love this place!

K
23 September 2017

The place is awesome. I had the avocado toast today. Literally amazing, the heirloom tomatoes on top just made it. This place is a jewel of Edgewater. Love it. Could not recommend more.

D
22 September 2017

i work down the block so I figured I'd try new spots in the area. I went with the turkey hoagie.  to my surprise it came with corn on it, which wasn't bad.  but the turkey and bread was very good.  my side, was a salad............and I got the ice tea but I wasn't sure if I was able to get a refill so I only had the one drink there.  overall, good sandwich..........good job. More...

A
29 August 2017

Delicious everything! Most awesome staff. A real gem in our neighborhood

C
29 August 2017

Best breakfast and sauce selection, EVER

G
29 August 2017

I rarely write reviews; and am a classically trained chef. Absolutely fantastic food and customer service par excellence.

M
29 August 2017

Happy people behind the counter, delicious food, a wide range of hot-sauces in a nice space. Do yourself a favour and get a fresh home-made bread, one of the best I've had.

E
29 August 2017

Hidden gem that provides what the name promises. On top of great food they also make co-op sauce on site and have all of them available to taste.

C
29 August 2017

My first time there was last Friday (3/MAR/2017) . They were getting ready to Host a Fundraising Event . I met Mike (Owner / Master Chef - Incredibly Thoughtfull & Inventive) . Before I go any further this Man prepared , 4 - Unique & Tasty Personal size Pizza's . The Deal (For the Evening) was , for $15.00 you get some of this New Age Pizza Concoction . And some goes to the Benefactor De Jour (He does these Fundraiser's Often) .I read in dnainfoCHICAGO earlier Friday about the Restaurant and Fridays Event . That drew me in , I had to check out the Restaurant with such a Cool A _ _ Name ! Also , a Business Model , Vested in the Community that made it Irresistible !Let me Back Up a little , to the Pies . I'm embarrassed I can't remember any of the Ingredients , of those Tasty Morsel's . I remember this , most of the toppings weren't normal pie condiments . Except that Crust ! That crust was a Hybrid Thin & Thicker pizza foundation . So , much so , I'd go back just to Gorge on the Crust - De-lish !Not a very big Venue , extremely Clean and Friendly , good stuff , GO ! More...

K
29 August 2017

Great place for brunch! Very welcoming staffs.

S
29 August 2017

The Best.

A
29 August 2017

Great food, people, and all around vibe.

A
29 August 2017

SBK U GUYS ROCK! SBK is a traditional Midwest Breakfast. One of my favorite Brunch places in the city! Homemade sauces, pastries/breads, and warm brunch plates. All made in house. Great quick food for the week as well as coffee and bubbly water, which I love. The owners are extremely talented and amazing people. More...

Z
29 August 2017

Delicious house-made bread and sauces! I love how they keep the sauce varieties on each table so you can try with your meal before you buy. I got the breakfast sandwich and my Mom got the grilled cheese. Both were delicious! very homey place - communal water server and you put your own used dishes in the spot to be cleaned, etc. Love the homemade/community feel! Will be back for the food and bottled sauces! More...

E
29 August 2017

Fresh ingredients, all from locally sourced farms in the Midwest.

M
29 August 2017

Delicious and unique. Menu changes all the time depending on what's fresh and local, and it's never a disappointment.

J
29 August 2017

Wonderful menu. Friendly helpful employees.

A
29 August 2017

Tastebud explosion! I had the veggie sandwich & was blown away by the flavor. The bread is delightfully warm & soft. My partner had the open faced focaccia which resembled a small pizza with smoked brisket & fried egg. The decor & vibe was eclectic and casual. Love everything about this place & will dream about the spread on my sammie! Nicely done, S&B. More...

J
29 August 2017

I am so grateful SBK is in this neighborhood. Absolutely everything on the menu is sublime and the house made hot sauces are some of the best in the country. I hope SBK has a long and wondeful life in Edgewater. More...

S
29 August 2017

Best sandwich!! Great place to have nice food and the crew is very friendly.

W
15 August 2017

Admittedly, I eat at SBK almost as often as I eat at home. There are many very good reasons for this: Ann & Mike (the owners) are wonderful people and have become good friends; everyone who works there is good-humored, committed and good at their jobs; and of course, the food. Ann's bread and pastries (favorites include the baguettes, olive boule, Basque cakes, brown butter bars) and Mike's creative breakfast and lunch fare (featuring house-smoked locally sourced meats, house-pickled veggies & fruits, house-made spreads), each with a dash of one of Mike's multitude of flavorful hot sauces, great local coffee and house-made sodas keep me coming back. Come join us. I guarantee you a warm greeting and a delicious, innovative-yet-affordable meal. Cheers! More...

I
12 July 2017

I had a blast here. They don't sell alcohol, which would normally be a concern (what's brunch without mimosas?) but they're BYOB so the crisis was averted. It is a little pricey for how much food we got (I expected more, to be honest) but what I did order was fantastic. They were also very kind about accommodating to our large party size by pushing tables together. Would recommend to a friend! More...

B
19 June 2017

Food was excellent as was the service. They were a little backed up and offered me coffee because to had to wait.  Adorable interior.  I bought some of their hot sauces but haven tried them yet. Apparently they offer classes as well. More...

M
19 June 2017

You can tell that everything that's done in the place is done with real love and affection - the owners are painfully friendly and outgoing and welcomes us from the moment we stepped in the door. I had the Cuban which was delicious and my wife had the smoked turkey (they smile their own meats on site). Wide range of homemade hot sauces too. Fantastic restaurant. More...

I
4 June 2017

Stopped in for a quick breakfast.  I have to say, they have the best bread in the city. I even brought a loaf home. The egg sandwich was great, the staff was pleasant the atmosphere was relaxed.  If I'm ever in the area, this is the place I will come back to for quality food! More...

T
3 June 2017

I came here for a fundraiser pizza party. Apparently they host such pizza parties on the first Friday of every month from 7:00 - 10:00 (past their normal hours). While I cannot speak for their typical food and coffee the pizza was absolutely amazing, the service was great, and the decor was really cool! If you're in the area or just passing through I'd stop in and give this place a shot! More...

T
21 May 2017

They truly take pride in their work.  There's a fresh and creative look to the food.  More importantly, it's absolutely delicious!  Try the grilled cheese or the Reuben.  They're spicy with lots of flavor.  It's byob, so grab a drink next door or bring some with you and spice up their bottled Bloody Mary or the lemon sassafras on tap! More...

H
20 May 2017

I've had my eye on this place for a while and just finally made it in. Got sweet toast: toast with ricotta, apple butter, and black salt. Ricotta was super creamy and apple butter is pretty much always amazing, and black salt makes everything seem way fancier than it is. It's a nice place for a snack but I think I ordered wrong (food regret ), and would definitely return for lunch because that seems the way to go. More...

P
10 May 2017

Sauce and Bread is THE BEST. We go here at least twice a month for breakfast. Incredible pastries, amazing sausage breakfast sandwich, smoked turkey baguette, and frequent new items. The chef is always trying now things and he and his staff are awesome. Love love love! More...

J
7 May 2017

Do yourself a favor and go here. Buy one of each, because they are all excellent. Buy 2 of any treat made with pastry crust and share one with me. Oh that pastry crust! It is perfection! More...

S
4 May 2017

Love this place. The food is delicious, and locally sourced. They have an amazing variety of sauces, and all of the ones that I've tried have been great. They also sell the sauces, so I'm constantly going back to buy my favorites. Definitely recommend. More...

S
5 April 2017

Delicious sandwiches! It is so great to have a place where everything is made in house. I'm excited to go back and try their baked goods. Mike, one of the owners, is super friendly too. More...

M
31 March 2017

Food was great. Service was great. Pastries are amazing! Cannot believe this place is located in my neighborhood!

K
24 March 2017

Love this place! Had the best eggplant sandwich on Sunday. I've been here twice for a late breakfast and a lunch and loved it both times.

U
5 February 2017

If you live or visiting chicago and want a breakfast like no other with fresh, healthy and tasty ingredients -look no further

S
28 January 2017

the greatest, fresh pastries and baguettes. Dark Matter coffee, wondrous foods, everyone is nice. More fooderies should model themselves after the sbk

M
14 January 2017

Solid spot for brunch and lunch. I very much recommend the trout, the grilled cheese and any of the specials. Be sure to add a few baked goods to your meal as well. Co-op hot sauce is a favorite, be sure to pickup a bottle or four when you visit. Mike and team do excellent work! More...

E
5 December 2016

They had spicy hot sauce that packed a heat I couldn't handle but my boyfriend loved! He ended up buying the hot sauce he tried and the food we ordered was pretty good. They serve up Dark Matter coffee which my boyfriend was pleased to see. It's a super cute place that's a short walk away! More...

D
1 December 2016

Always delicious and freshly prepared food. There are usually 2-3 options for vegetarians. A bit on the pricey side for the size of the meals, but you're paying for quality. There is a nice selection of cheeses, spreads and other products from other midwestern producers, plus their line of hot sauces and salsas are all fantastic. If you're a coffee fan, their house blend from Dark Matter is worth going for. More...

T
26 November 2016

Came here for breakfast.  All the food was great.  Tried their scrapple which was the special of the day and came as a pretty big portion.  It's their Chicago take on scrapple and definitely worth trying.  I had the veggie breakfast sandwich which was eggs and pimento on a crumpet.  Pretty awesome combo and the chef recommended some hot sauce with it.  Got a bunch of items to go after my meal.  A still warm baguette, a basque cake, pear cider, and some yogurt.  All their baked goods look and taste delicious! More...

J
25 October 2016

Always delicious!  Love the variety of the menu and the the cozy warm environment....and of course the owner and staff!  Simply the best every time

K
23 October 2016

Such a nice little cafe to bike to on a lazy Sunday! The service was friendly, and the food was tasty. We split a brown butter bread (which was definitely actually cake), maple sausage breakfast sandwich and smoked turkey sandwich. It was all good, and we're planning on making it part of our regular weekend rotation. More...

A
18 October 2016

I absolutely love SBK! The Chilli Cheddar Bread is by far my favorite. The owners are lovely and so is everyone staffed. They source ingredients from nearby states and are conscious about their food. Rock on!! I honestly did not like hot sauce until I had theirs. The Strawberry one is off the chain! More...

A
6 October 2016

Hiding just south of Devon Ave. on Clark St., this place is my favorite.  Quality over quantity, and local ingredients make their products highly exceptional.  Five stars without the dollar signs.  Love of healthy fresh food over here, with crazy awesome sauces to tickle your taste budz More...

E
23 September 2016

Food is excellent, but fairly small portions. Baked goods are fantastic....try the peanut butter sandwich cookie...so yummy! It's also convenient to stock up on salsa,  since they make the delicious co-op salsa! More...

C
21 September 2016

Easy street parking on this stretch of Clark. A casual place with some very CREATIVE sandwiches!!!   The Troutmaster is one of my favs, smoked trout on a crisp baguette with all the fixins' - what's not to like? Methinks the Chorizo baguette, though delicious, would be even better if they'd replace some of the sausage with an egg.   Never bored with their offerings makes going there really enjoyable. Bon Appetit!CB More...

D
11 September 2016

This place is so close to my home, and I cannot believe we've not tried it before.We loved the delicious ethically-sourced brunch fare: I had pulled pork toast special and hubby had the troutwich. Both quite flavorful and well-presented. Eight fun sauce choices at the table.Not much of a beverage menu, but this is mitigated by the fact you can get free refills of yummy iced coffee in pint Mason jars. Even better was the special rhubarb-lime soda-of-the-day... can't wait to try the next flavor when they rotate. Addition of a fresh fruit or vegetable juice to the menu would round things out here.It all takes me back to what I recall from my quasi-co-op lifestyle from [way too many] years ago. Good service, but above all a DIY, educational attitude pervades. I think diners new to a co-op kitchen will notice the difference but easily adapt to it.Next time I will return with vodka and pull a bottle of Bloody Mary mix from their shelf. More...

K
29 August 2016

The cinnamon roll and breakfast sandwich were both delicious. There are at least six sauces on the table to sample and the coffee is unlimited, making it a really fun place to sit and enjoy. Well worth a trip from downtown.

T
29 August 2016

This is the neighborhood cafe you wish was a block away from your own place. Great pastries, breakfast/sandwiches, coffee - art on the walls, cool people in the joint. Nice people serve you and let you sit as long as you like. More...

D
19 August 2016

Recommended! Small-town hippie-feel cafe. I've tried a few of their sandwiches and their unusual soda and all are tops.

A
23 July 2016

Unbelievably delicious food (the maple breakfast sandwich is an absolute gem, served with field greens as the perfect compliment) and super friendly staff. From the peaceful environment to the outstanding homemade ingredients, this is well worth a trip (and nice on the budget!). More...

J
30 June 2016

SBK was a great find. We were in town from Portland and hungry from traveling without a proper meal the day before.  We ordered the maple breakfast sandwich.  It had a local farm egg, a local maple sausage patty, a cheese spread served on a homemade crumpet.  I'd expect to pay more for that considering the quality of ingredients.  It was super satisfying.We also had the frittata.  The fresh ingredients were new potatoes and olives, and came with an arugula/green strawberry salad.  It was excellent, and gigantic. My daughter ordered a Basque raspberry cake. It was  Perfectly prepared. Slightly crispy on the outside with a soft, raspberry filled center. Also... that coffee was amazing.  I couldn't stop refilling my cup.   We highly recommend sauce and bread kitchen! More...

A
19 June 2016

Sauce And Bread Kitchen has been on my list for awhile now and yesterday I finally made it in!  The staff here are super friendly and efficient and the food is absolutely awesome!  To start, we grabbed one of the rhubarb frangipane tarts.  The crust was buttery and the almond filling was perfect topped with tart rhubarb.  We also shared one of the new savory croissants, a sun dried tomato and basil.  The croissant was super flaky and buttery without being greasy.  I definitely want to try some of their other savory croissants.For our main, we shared the Troutmaster.  Served open faced on their amazing baguette!  Since there are too many sweets to just have one, I took a piece of their brown butter rhubarb cake to go.  Also, amazing!  This place is definitely worth a trip up north and I am already planning my next visit! More...

W
13 June 2016

It's a perfect place for local hangouts with homemade bread and fresh sandwich! The owners are great and helpful. My friend and I went on a Saturday morning for brunch. The whole place is very organized and clean. I really like the many sauces that you can try with your food. I am not chili sauce kind of person but enjoyed the experiences. I ordered the special ban mi sandwich and it was nicely packed with pickles and jalapeño. It goes well with the ice tea I ordered. The ice tea offer free refill as well! Perfect for a hot summer day. I would be happy to go back and try some bread and dessert soon. More...

S
10 April 2016

What a fabulous new edition to the neighborhood, talk about fresh, organic and genuine, SBK is all of it in every dimension. Very nice folks working here as well. Because it's off the beaten path of Andersonville the prices are great!Keep it up SBK, we'll be back again, I have to try your chili. More...

C
29 February 2016

Really good food, but not for the hungry-man, probably.  I know my guy could've used some fruit or toast or potatoes as a side to his egg sandwich.  It was a perfect proportion for me.  Pretty small place, so not great for groups. First come, first serve, but they don't have an orderly way to wait for tables, so I can see this place being chaos on a busy day.  Cashier/staff was really friendly and good with kids. Other Yelpers said this place was "good for kids." In some ways, yes, but it's not very big, so not tons of room to hang out. More...

K
25 February 2016

Visited Sauce and Bread Kitchen after seeing it on Check, Please! and we were so glad we did!This is such a cute little spot.  We weren't sure exactly where it was as the sign isn't that readable driving by, but we did see the small sign on the sidewalk, so figured we were in the right spot.  The staff was so friendly!  They helped explain the menu and give recommendations and didn't rush us though there were a few people waiting behind us.  We ordered (smoked trout, waffles) and sat to wait while drinking their delicious coffee (I forgot which coffee they serve, but it was tasty!).  It took a few minutes to get the food, but once it did, I have to say, it was plated beautifully.  They took care with how the plate looked (and tasted)!.  The trout was delicious and had some interesting flavors (horseradish cream cheese, some pickled onions, etc).  It was a nicely sized portion, filling but not huge.  The atmosphere was very cozy with the right amount of kitsch and comfort.  I can't wait to return - definitely worth a visit.Food - 5Service - 5Value - 5Bathrooms - 4Atmosphere - 5 More...

D
13 February 2016

Brunch to bedtime this is a diamond on clark and devon. Their breads are all amazing, along with the sauce as the name implies, but really all of their ingredients are on point. Not to mention they are all organic and locally sourced, yet still affordable (looking at you Uncommon Ground). Toss it some special local coffee roasts available round the clock (try the Dark Matter blend!) and the fact that they are connected to the bar, Norse, and this makes for an all around phenomenal spot. My menu favorites are the breakfast sandwich which has a creative take on a classic wherein the normal biscut bread is indescribably amplified. Then you also have the Troutmaster. Think of a Lox bagel, but somehow better. Cannot recommend this place enough! More...

M
18 December 2015

You are missing out if you don't get over to Sauce and Bread!  Great food and the nicest people in the world!

M
12 December 2015

Okay, over all good experience. Food was good, unique flavor a that I wasn't crazy about but next time I'll just order something different. Im able to chill and work with my mint tea and chocolate and ginger biscotti. Both very rich in their flavor. Nice quaint setting. Small, not too loud. Perfect for breakfast before getting some work done on my laptop. Very friendly. More...

H
6 December 2015

I can't believe we haven't been here sooner. It's in an awkward location on Clark, but has street parking in front. Decorated in my favorite kind of hip twee fashion for a small breakfast place. The menu is small (7-8 sandwich options, and a granola) but everything is priced well with nothing more than $10. Small grocery items for sale, with a few pickled and smoked items along with hot sauces, olives, and cheese spreads. I would definitely stop by here for party appetizers and spreads. Their house coffee is roasted by Dark Matter (!!!) and you will find at least 7 unique hot sauces on your table. Boyfriend got the sausage sandwich and really enjoyed it. I got the granola and - it's like the server read my mind (or maybe my face) and returned with extra cherry/raspberry preserve chunks for me. This place reminds me a LOT of some of my favorite places in Minneapolis. We will be back! More...

J
19 November 2015

Got the veggie breakfast sandwich and that fresh crumpet is soooo delicious. The egg with spinach was perfectly seasoned and fluffy. A perfect little breakfast snack.

T
14 November 2015

Great homemade breads! Had the grilled Pimento Cheese spread! And a sliver of Honey pie!!!! Great staff, hipsters and grannies!

E
2 November 2015

Neighbors - Sauce and Bread Kitchen is amazing. As a small business owner, the immediate space is warm, welcoming and just aesthetically pleasing. Right away, you understand their focus on LOCAL partnerships. Their willingness to simply smile shines through.Ok, for the food. FRESH. FRESH BAKED. FRESH. Isn't that enough? Nothing beats their breads and amazing little pastries....DAILY.We recently had them cater an event we had and the food from savory to sweet was a huge it! Thank you!Go in...support them...then return, return, return. More...

F
31 October 2015

Great sandwiches. The smoked Turkey was on point and the ratatouille was great. The side salad was refreshing. Would go back to try more things on the menu.

R
25 October 2015

Expected more. Wasn't crazy about my sandwich flavor. Egg w/ a cheese spread. It was over priced too. I love the interior but that was it. Expected a latte but only hot or iced coffee avbl. More...

N
19 October 2015

NOTE: window shows "CRUMB".  We had a hard time figuring out which storefront it was!Loved the breakfast sandwich - although I put the spinach right on it instead of eating as a salad.  Great atmosphere, yummy coffee.  Easy street parking. More...

D
7 October 2015

brisket. brisket. brisket. can i marry some freshly smoked brisket?

R
29 August 2015

Unbelievably delicious breakfast sandwiches, pastries and coffee. The coolest staff. My favorite brunch spot in the whole city! (Don't forget to get some of Anne's amazing breads and Mike's unbeatable hot sauces to go.) More...

D
30 July 2015

A hidden gem in plain sight, SBK is an attractive place with delicious and innovative breads and sandwiches (try the breakfast sandwich, which comes with a locally sourced egg (God forbid it be from a faraway land), spinach and pimento cheese on a soft, homemade bread. There's also a smoked trout sandwich and others I will try next time.) It wasn't crowded so we didn't experience the service challenges others mention here. On the contrary, the server/sandwich maker, operating solo, was very friendly, efficient and accommodating. The one downside was a musty smell when you walk in. Might be worth checking to see if the landlord can do something. Or just blow in the smells of baking bread to offset the mustiness! More...

J
9 July 2015

SBK is actually homebase to at least three excellent ventures. The shop itself makes strangely creative sammies and other breakfast and brunch plates; the sauce shelf throws out strangely addictive hot sauces and salsas; and the granola factory churns out granola so dewy sweet you want to smear it on your face if it didn't hurt. More...

D
2 July 2015

Great ambiance. The staff and owners obviously take pride in what they are doing here. The food was delicious, fresh, and all local! Great neighborhood place to grab a bite to eat in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. I will definitely be back and will bring others with! More...

R
16 June 2015

This review is for their AMAZING granola/snack bars. Their Cherry ones are dairy free (contain honey) and they are SO SO SO good. tons of local ingredients and they are such a treat. I get them at Dark Matter on Western, or have also seen them at Green Grocer & Real Good Juice Co. BEST! More...

S
20 April 2015

I had no idea this place was in my neighborhood! It's so cute! I decided to pop in and I'm so glad I did! They have a very small menu (6 to 8 items) and everything is cooked fresh to order. Prices are under $10. They have a very small setup and one chef making everything, but the wait time was not long at all and the food was full of flavor. I got the maple sausage biscuit with feta spread. We ended up buying a loaf of their chili cheese bread, along with the feta spread and ate the entire loaf.Fatasses, I know.I will be back. More...

T
14 March 2015

Very tasty breakfast or lunch place in Edgewater.  Focus is on locally grown foods. I had the smoked trout sandwich and my partner had Irish corned beef hash.  Everything was excellent.

J
4 March 2015

This place puts out some good stuff.  Great sandwiches & coffees, cafe goods (baked goods) as well as in-house made hot sauces, jams, salsas and at the moment they've captured my interest with a rockin' breakfast crumpet with sausage (made-in-house) served with some house greens.  The sides may change and it's usually to something else that's tasty.  If you've got a free Sunday, for brunch and nowhere to go, you could head here for an unpretentious meal.  Often, there isn't any wait.  So knock yourself out with a few baked goods and coffee while waiting on your meal.If having an interest look onto their website for more details as their menu changes seasonally.  Also, if interested in a personable prix-fixe menu this is a special offered from time to time and available outside of their normal everyday offerings.The stuff is made by hand with ingredients sourced locally and is a sister business to their co-op of a similar name.  The information of farms they use for sourcing, is freely given via a map drawn on a main wall within the cafe.  The local popular sauce known as "Co-op hot sauce," is available in the neighborhood at grocers like Mariano's or Whole Foods and cafes / bars like Uncommon Ground.  Pretty good stuff and alike the tastier hot sauces I've tried and purchased at farmers markets in Sonoma County on the West coast.  I love that these bottles are on hand for usage during meals and sit atop tables for easy use.  I will often mix the Smokey Mole and habanero or Oaxaca chilhuacle (that's a mouthful) and drag my crumpet sandwich through it.  LOVE IT, so hot it causes a nice sweat but a fun sweat.  I'll grab a couple more bottles for my pantry to be used for eggs or pot pies.One common phenomenon on Yelp is to find low rated reviews from folks that hate a business' hours of operation or inability to maintain their posted hours.  I won't do that but I will mention it here.  I've tried coming in for morning coffee and a sandwich on numerous occasions (5x since Halloween 2014) only to be turned away because they were closed for vacation, holidays, someone wasn't there on time, or other.  Some of the times I was there earlier than their hours of operation, forgetting that they open much later in the morning.  I'm often in cafes during the normal morning hours, i.e. 6 am and onwards.  10 or 10:30 am, I'm already on my way and unfortunately unable to hit them for another tasty crumpet! More...

R
17 February 2015

The food is consistently great. Its great for breakfast or lunch, and I don't even have to put my name in and wait outside to be seated. My favorite place to eat in Edgewater/ Andersonville. More...

B
18 January 2015

Though SBK is right in my neighborhood, I didn't realize it was there until reading about it in the NY Times "36 Hours in Chicago" piece. I was shocked that they would include a recommendation this far north, so I had to try it. The food is really delicious, and affordable, too. Though their regular menu items are solid, I usually find that their daily specials are a big winner. I also like the foodstuffs for sale there. I've tried the heirloom hot sauce, salsa verde and blueberry pomegranate preserves -- all were great. Their Bloody Mary Mix, however, is outstanding (maybe the Best Bloody Mary Mix ever). The place is BYOB, so you can bring provisions and have yourself a proper Bloody Mary along with your breakfast. More...

J
7 December 2014

Hesitant to give this great place an amazing review out of fears it will become too popular.  The food stands wonderfully on its own but add any of its sauces and you're in for an even fuller experience.  One visit and it's already high on my Chicago brunch list. No line for ordering and food came promptly. More...

B
3 December 2014

I love this place! Such a special gem in the neighborhood.The food is so good. I crave their grilled cheese with pimento spread on fresh bread all the time. I was there once when they had a special with kimchi, and the person taking my order made a suggestion I get it on my grilled cheese. LIFE CHANGING. The food is only enhanced by the variety of hot sauces in the caddies on each table. Everyone that works there is friendly and knowledgeable about the food and products they sell. They all seem to love the food as much as the patrons that frequent the establishment. It's a great restaurant. More...

R
15 November 2014

Sauce and Bread Kitchen (SBK) has impressed me many o' times since I moved into the neighborhood.  Their sandwiches are enlivened by delicious pimento or feta spreads and their daily specials are worth checking out.  The baked goods (particularly the sweets and the crumpet they serve the breakfast sandwiches on) are often above-average-tasty.  I think the texture/crumb of their pastries is noticeably more sophisticated than other bakeries; with the latter you can often taste the effects of industrial equipment on delicate doughs--none of that at SBK!  Essentially the only issue I have with SBK would be their hours, which are wildly inconvenient for those of us who like to go out for breakfast.  I wish--really, with all my heart--that they would open earlier and close later.  I pass on SBK on a regular basis because I'm not willing to wait around until 10:00 to eat my morning meal.As far as atmosphere, SBK is often very quiet, and while it doesn't have wifi I do see people with laptops or papers.  I read for class here on occasion.  On the weekends it is often more lively, with couples and their young children and babies.  I recommend this hybrid cafe/brunchy-lunchy/mini-hot sauce shop to people all the time. More...

D
23 September 2014

This place is great.Tasty food, friendly staff and generally a cool space.I can't wait to go back.

T
15 September 2014

Portlandia in Chicago.  Outstandingly flavored breakfast sandwich on a tender crumpet with feta schmear and seemingly-handcrafted sausage.  Everything is delicious, handcrafted and not overly precious.   The baked items are extraordinary.   Small menu, order at the counter.  It's a tidbit pricey for the midwest, being equal to West Coast prices for comparable deliciousness.  Granola is strangely fantastic, with a hipster kick of pepper or something equally as quirky. More...

J
12 September 2014

Hells yeah!!!! If I lived in Chicago I'd drive my ass way up north for a Sando here every other day! If not every! Bread , sauce, and meat!!!!!

N
29 August 2014

Excellent menu options. Great place to enjoy a lunch. Over six different hot sauces to choose from! As a hot sauce connoisseur, each sauce added its special touch. Will definitely go here again!

M
29 August 2014

Great hot sauce and delicious baked goods make for really amazing brunch. This place has become a weekly staple for me. The staff is super nice to boot!

P
29 August 2014

Great food. Amazing flavors. Friendly service. Owners Mike and Ann are the best! So glad they're in my neighborhood.

C
25 August 2014

Loved this cute little breakfast spot! It's counter service and has a limited menu, but would love to come in for one of their special dinners some time. Lots of fun specialty local foods to pick up and bring home too which is great. More...

T
10 August 2014

This place is adorable, tasty, and a great local business.Service:Its a little slow sometimes, because there is usually only one person cooking and one person at the register who is also serving.  They are all sweet, knowledgeable and consistent with their service.Ambiance:Feels like a coffee shop in Wicker Park or Logan Square.  Come as you are.  Super cute, a bit of a hipster vibe, farm house look with lots wood and shared tables.  Its very relaxing once you step in.  When its warm they open the large windows.Food:Everything is fresh and delicious. Its truly farm to plate with only the best ingredients.  Ive had the french toast, their regular toast with schmear, chocolate chip cookies, and their sausage.  Everything is delicious, unique and worth it.  They have a different take on each traditional breakfast item or dessert.Drinks:Ive only had water.  But they offer all sorts of teas, coffees, and sodas/juices if you want them straight from the bottlePrice:Cheap.  You will probably spend $10/person.  That is without a drink.Go support this awesome local business.  Its definitely adding to Edgewater, and I hope here to stay. More...

S
10 July 2014

I love this place and come here often.  I love the maple sausage breakfast sandwich.  The Sauce coffee is delicious.  The baked goods never disappoint.  The hot sauces are also very tasty.  I would give this place 10 stars if I could and it single-handledly affirmed my decision to move to Rogers Park. More...

S
30 June 2014

I love this place. Since they've been open I've come to know Mike and Ann a bit and they seems like nice people but this review is all about the food. The sandwiches are well thought out and quite tasty. They are also great vessels to sample the many Co-Op hot sauces that are available. There are 5 - 10 normal hot sauces available along with special ones based on some event or pepper or collaboration (I have about a dozen of them at home at the moment. I try to buy one a week but have been put on a limit so they don't take up any more space on the counter.) BYOV (vodka) and get the bloody mary setups.There are special dinners every month or so. I've been to two of these and they were both amazing. Much different than the sandwich/brunch fare but equally well thought out and tasty. They are an intense evening of food and great fun.There are also a variety of cheeses, salamis, and other tasty things for sale. I'm partial to the pimento cheese which is also available from the menu. The breads used are all baked there and many are available to take home as well. Overall it's a great place and spending time chatting with Mike as you enjoy one of his creations is as good of a restaurant experience as you could hope for. More...

A
29 June 2014

Love this place! The troutmaster and the foghorn sandwiches were both delicious, and the oatmeal cream pie was amazing! We will be back soon!

C
29 June 2014

Great neighborhood breakfast or brunch place.  There is always a great variety of vegan, vegetarian, and meat options for friends with a wide selection of taste.  The sauces are great!  The ambiance is fun!  The pastries are delicious!It's family friendly as well.  I come back all the time! More...

N
8 June 2014

Before I begin, let me say two things: 1. I hardly, if ever, write reviews. I only do this when I feel it is necessary to alert the public that a place is either really crappy or truly worth writing about and promoting. Everyone else on here can worry about writing the multitude of reviews for the 98% of places that are average. 2. For what this place tries to do, it gets 5 stars but as far as public perception is concerned, it gets 4 and I will explain a bit more in my review. Ever wanted to find a trendy, delicious, inexpensive Chicago brunch place with parking right in front without having to wait an hour to two hours before sitting down?So I finally tried out this place today as I have had their sauces before and found them to be insanely amazing (that reminds me, I need to write a review for co-op sauces) and when I found out through Facebook that they also have a kitchen / brunch place I just knew I had to check it out. The place is in Edgewater, right on Devon & Clark. A neighborhood that years ago used to be sketchy at best and not worth visiting. Now its bustling and getting trendy (Thank you Loyola!!) and unique places like this one are popping up. Due to its location, you will have absolutely NO problem finding parking. The girl behind the register was super friendly. The owner prepares the meals (I think this is awesome because it shows he cares about every dish that goes out rather than paying someone else $7 an hour to do it), however...even though when you first walk in you see a sign that says "ORDER HERE" you're not sure how things work. People are sitting at tables but you wonder if you should order and sit and wait, or order and stand at the counter until your food is ready (Panera style) or whatever. Its a bit confusing, but you quickly adapt. I ordered my food and went to sit down and was prompted to pay up-front. Ok, that's odd because I am not sure if I'll order more stuff later or what have you, not to mention that I knew going in I wanted more sauces for home, so it kinda threw me off. When you pay it asks if you want to tip - aaaaaaaand I doooooooooooooo... but not before actually trying out the food, service, ambiance and overall experience. So at this point I am forced to say no and leave no tip. I sit down and the friendly girl brings out my Brioche Toast plate and I also ordered a Maple Sausage sandwich. Hey, first time here, I want to try both salty and sweet dishes! Also you can pour your own coffee but i neglected to notice a water cooler nearby so I sat at my table wondering if I water would ever arrive. lol. Eventually I asked and she pointed out the cooler. DOH! Ok, I get it. Its a kitchen type of place, you order, they hand you your dishes and you sit down. No waitstaff and no table service. Thats fine with me, just I didnt know to expect that. The food was INCREDIBLE. No, really. It was. The sandwich was a tad dry but thats perfect because I wanted to try different sauces on it and that made it perfect.  Nothing required extra salt or pepper or anything. The brioche was just damned good. I really cant describe how excellent everything tasted and for those prices, I mean come on!!! You could eat here 3 weekends in a row for what you'd spend at TOAST or ORANGE (also awesome places). Coffee was also very tasty, bold and delicious. Arggh, I just can't get over how much I enjoyed this place and what a gem it is. I really do hope the community will come out and support and not only help keep this place for years to come but also to make it a huge success, minus the long 2 hour wait times lol. This place is just too good not to share with friends and family. They also sell some baked treats, sauces, granola and bread and just all sorts of goodies. One thing that really threw me off guard was that the bathrooms are impeccably clean. I was shocked. Im not used to seeing places like this have clean bathrooms. Did I mention everything seems to come from small farms, locally grown and fresh? I could be wrong but nothing seemed to be frozen or tasteless and the sauces, the sauces are quite possibly the best thing about the place. I mean, delicious random flavored sauces! Ok, I am starting to ramble on about SBK. Id love to give this place 5 stars only because I am comparing it to a multitude of other brunch places ive been to and while it is not quite there yet, its got an extremely solid 4 stars from me. Things I would recommend for SBK to get that 5th star (simply my opinion and perspective) - Allow people to pay at the end. I guarantee tips will come in in larger amounts. - Have lists printed out at the tables with the sauce names, how spicy they are and what they can be used for. (Kinda like a wine list or beer list. Sauces and breads are your thing, enhance your strengths!) - Maybe just have an empty pitcher for water at each table for people to fill themselves. All in all, you MUST try fantastic this place! More...

Q
10 May 2014

I'm really like this place! We went in in a whim and I fell in love! The staff - Casey - was very pleasant and personable! Not to mention the food was awesome. I can't day enough good things! The place is really clean and put together well. It's a nice simple open layout that is upbeat. That coupled with the staff and food makes this place ideal! Will return! :) More...

S
20 April 2014

Went to the April Fools supper club collaboration dinner (5 courses for $50) and it was incredible!! Food was inventive and amazing! We even got some beer samples. I can't wait for more of these events!Family style seating was nice; my friend and I sat with the sister (and her boyfriend) of one of the owners. It was cool to learn more about the business and its history. Try the sauces that are on the tables! BYOB for the supper club. Order tickets early; they sell out quickly because the space is small and they have a good following. I went one other time and had a sandwich... the bread was the star, along with the cheese spread. Buy some. More...

E
14 April 2014

I adore SBK, and will miss it a great deal once my boyfriend no longer lives in Rogers Park. In a neighborhood like the Ukrainian Village, it would be easy to overlook this gem amid the sea of coffee shops and adorable brunch spots - but in Rogers Park, it stands out from the myriad delicious ethnic restaurants as the best spot for brunch or a late lunch on the weekends. I have yet to be disappointed by their sandwiches, most of which come with a wee salad, or their soup of the day, which generally comes with a few generous slices of their house-made Crumb bread. I'm not a hot sauce kind of girl, but if you're into that, you have at least half a dozen Co-op options on hand. Get anything with their pimento cheese, and thank me later.The menu is short and doesn't seem to change all that often, but that's fine when the  standards are solid and the daily specials interesting. I like that they have a prominent map showing where most of their ingredients are sourced. My impression is that the two staff members I've seen on the weekends are also the owners, and they're consistently friendly. Their prices are competitive with Heartland Cafe, but the quality is much higher and more consistent, even if their portion sizes are smaller. I've never left hungry or unhappy.With free street parking on Sunday and some of the best bread I've had in the city, you really can't go wrong. More...

E
7 April 2014

This is a slight walk from my place, but it is a nice establishment in the area.  It seems little by little, wonderful locally grown businesses are popping up in Edgewater/Rogers Park.  And my philosophy has always been to support local businesses that make a neighborhood unique and diverse.So let my start by saying the food here is good; it is the sauces and condiments that make the food even better.  I added the Green Mash-ine and Chi-racha to my maple sausage breakfast sandwich -- taste explosion!  Besides the sauces,  the coffee is worth raving about.  They use both Stumptown and Dark Matter.  I was particularly in love with the Stumptown brew -- smooth and had a nice after taste.  The service here is friendly and the staff seemed very intent on being helpful when I arrived. If there was one complaint, I was not overly fond of the plastic chairs they used for seating.  My back was aching a bit after sitting for 10 minutes.  But is only a minor problem; the ambience is nice and it is a very well-light place with lots of sunlight (don't like those poorly lit, drab cafés).With summer approaching, I look forward to another leisurely walk to Sauce and Bread Kitchen. More...

G
22 March 2014

Good local clean high quality awesomeness! A must try spot! They have the best veggie egg sandwich on this earth!

J
26 February 2014

We decided to try Sauce and Bread Kitchen for brunch on Sunday. Parking is free, and there is lots of street parking. It wasn't very busy at all, around 1 pm. They have the menu written on a giant chalkboard, which was very cute. There are a few pastries on display too. You order and pay at the counter. I was a little annoyed because I was the only one asked if I wanted to add tip (no one before me or after me was asked!) and the options started at 18%. I entered my own amount of 15%. Usually at places where you order at the counter, like Panera, they don't ask for tip. I generally don't like to pay tip until after I've eaten. To be fair, she did say I could skip it if I didn't want to add tip, but when you're asked, it's kind of awkward to say no... Anyway, the food was alright. I wasn't a big fan of the soup- the Sweet potato peanut soup ($5). I didn't like the texture or the flavor, but the bread that came with it was very good. I did, however, enjoy the citrus pulled pork hoagie ($9). The bread was a little hard to chew, but otherwise it was delicious. It came with a tiny little salad. The flavors worked very well together, and the slaw that was on the pork was refreshing. We also ordered the cinnamon cranberry bread pudding ($9), which came with an egg on top. That was also pretty good. We added hot sauce to it, and it made it even better. On the table are a huge selection of different hot sauces. My favorite was the chchcherry bomb and the bat sauce. Yum! The reason for 4 stars is that the food is a little bit pricey- around $9 a sandwich, and it took a while for it to come out. But if you're in the area, it's a cute little cafe where you will enjoy a meal. And if you're a hot sauce enthusiast, you definitely need to check this place out! You can even buy bottles to go. More...

S
5 February 2014

So Very Happy to have this place in the neighborhood! Sandwiches are delicious, though as on commenter mentioned, they are a bit on the small side. They should offer some side salads, etc to round out the lunch/brunch experience. More...

C
21 January 2014

Still an excellent addition to the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago.  Delicious food, outstanding staff, and a unique concept come together to make this one-of-a-kind. Beware, however, that since this establishment has been "discovered," the crowd of people especially at the weekend can be a bit much.  The worst are those with unruly, shrieking kids that run wild throughout the dining area as though they are at McDonald's play land.  Such parents and kids need to be directed elsewhere -- perhaps to the McDonalds down the road, for starters. More...

L
19 January 2014

Came here this afternoon for a quick and easy brunch after reading a good review in the New York Times and was not disappointed. We were told right away that while they were currently out of sausage, we could substitute bacon, which was fine with us. I had a special called "not the queens crumpet" and the boyfriend had a breakfast sandwich. The special was absolutely delicious! The boyfriend liked his sandwich but was eating off my plate. We were also given samples of another menu item of smoked turkey with chow chow while we dined to "make up for being out of sausage", not that we had minded. Great little place to grab breakfast or lunch, and convenient for buying co-op hot sauces to take home! More...

T
22 December 2013

WoW!  So glad a place like this opened up near the RoPo area.  It's a bit pricey for the amount of food (approx $9/sandwich) but sooooooo worth it.  The people there were super nice!  (unlike the service I've experienced at many other independent joints similar to this) More...

S
17 November 2013

Yummy! I did the Maple Sausage sandwich with no egg (for brunch,) and they gave me an extra sausage which made my day. The crumpet was delicious. The feta cheese spread was good too, perhaps a little too salty for me, but I solved that with hot sauce! So many hot sauces! So many hot sauces! I am not kidding.. Fresh, natural ingredients! And the staff is wonderful too. The atmosphere is really laid back and relaxing; it's BYOB too. Definitely worth a visit if you are anywhere nearby. I'm surprised more people aren't there for the quality/price. More...

E
16 November 2013

This place is a gem. Even better that they don't have public wifi. The sandwiches feel expensive, but when you eat one you really understand why. It is really like fancy brunch food. Coffee is alright.If you want to save some money and are the kind of person who is half coming to drink half of the dozen or so bottles of coop sauce at every table, buy a delicious baguette thing and just pour it on. I don't think this should feel bad given the name of the place.It goes without saying that coop sauce does amazing work (like, as a coop that incorporates youth leadership development, etc, plus good hot sauce) and is a real treasure for chicago. Oh, they have a bunch of other great stuff there too. Did you know coop makes pimento cheese? More...

J
3 November 2013

This place is a lovely surprise and I can't believe it took me so long to find it. The food is amazing, my favorite so far is the five cheese grilled cheese sandwich with pesto. A lot of their food comes from local farms, yet it's not expensive! I got a little tired of one particular neighborhood restaurant that charges an arm and a leg for mediocre to bad local food, so this place is my new alternative :) also the people who work there are super friendly and will sometimes give you some free bread to try. More...

M
12 October 2013

Back for more of Chef Mike & Pastry Chef Ann's creations! Today I'm indulging in a beautifully prepared "Troutmaster Tartine," a new "special" sandwich. Mike layered salivary-gland-inspired horseradish cream cheese, chunks of smoked trout, pickled pears & peppercorns on one of Ann's classic, fresh baguettes - crunchy on the outside, chewy goodness on the inside. And my guy ordered the "chili tamarind smoked turkey" sandwich with housemade bacon (incredible), feta cheese & the inimitable "chow chow" relish. When we leave, we're buying that "chow chow" relish - good on everything from scrambled eggs, lox/ccheese bagel sandwiches & everything in between. From their larder, I always pick up a few Co-op Hot Sauces, ramp onion sauce, The Co-op Bloody Mary Mix, and Ann's pastries, whatever might be left when we leave. (I usually ask Casey, at the front bar, to set aside stuff for me, in advance.) It's hard for me to pass anywhere in the vicinity without stopping by for something, anything, out of this inspired duo's kitchen cooktop or ovens!  COME AND GET IT!! More...

J
10 October 2013

Anne and her staff are simply the nicest people and have some wonderful food, sauces and condiments.I try to stop once a week even if it is just for a cookie.

M
16 September 2013

I'm going to claim Crumb Sauce for Rogers Park because we need a place like this in Rogers Park!Adorable place staffed by really cool, nice folks. I had the apricot and ricotta toaster pastry. Ask them to warm it up for you. Delish. Also, amazing coffee that's all-you-can-drink. Ask them for decaf, and you'll get a fresh-made French press. Lots of tasty-looking local products for sale. More of a casual stop-in or take-out place than a brunch spot.  Astoundingly delicious bread you can take home. Love this place! More...

J
16 September 2013

Am I really the first person to write a review for this brunch spot that's right on the line between Edgewater and Rogers Park? (Oh god, the pressure!) In attempting to locate a nearby bakery that sold loaves of bread (and not just pastries) a buddy pointed us towards Crumb Sauce.  We'd walked passed it several times and thought it a catering kitchen not open to the public.  Well, turns out, it's not a catering kitchen and IT IS open to the public.  AND it's delicious.  We picked up a loaf of Sunflower Spelt Boule and shared a veggie crumpet and strudel.  The flavors of everything was clean, fresh, crisp -- now I'm just trying too hard to sound like a foodie.  But listen, it was great. We're totally going to be going back -- regularly. More...

J
23 August 2013

What a wonderful little place opened up here on North Clark. Wonderful lunch selections.. Wonderfully rich and bold coffee. Locally sustainable foods. Wonderful honest service. Only thing I wish that they would expand hours of operation past 3pm. More...

T
26 July 2013

Awesome fresh food!  Cool owners!  Great concept!  If you get a chance to go to their super club it will blow your mind....amazing food.

W
22 June 2013

Cute, small, and without affect. Chef-owners Mike & Anne are very friendly and very talented. Service is genuine, and the food is tasty, homegrown, and adventurous without being too left-field. David's review of 3/23/13 captures my sentiments, but I can't figure out what would have earned them an extra star from him. I say five. More...

A
10 June 2013

I was so excited to find this place over the weekend. A friend recommended it and I was dubious about the location, but figured I'd give it a go. I'm so glad we went there! I will definitely be back. The menu is limited but super good, and I adored my iced coffee served in a mason jar. Perfect light summer breakfast. I hope this sweet little cafe thrives, it's a great addition to the Edgewater neighborhood. Thumbs up. More...

E
13 May 2013

Great tasty sandwiches, delicious desserts and smears.True Edgewater gem!

D
19 April 2013

This has to be the best hoagie I've ever eaten-Im hooked.Food here is some of the freshest and great prices being locally sourced. Just had the Cuban with roast pork shoulder, chihuahua cheese, poblano mustard and pickle.And ordered another to take home because I know I'm gonna be craving another one soon.Try it- you will be amazed!! More...

D
1 April 2013

I came here on Easter Sunday and brought my family which included two children.  I loved the ambiance as soon as we walked in the door.  The menu is somewhat limited but the sandwich choices are very creative.  The woman at the counter, as well as the other folks who worked there, couldn't have been nicer.  Being the non-meat eater of the group, I got the eggplant sandwich.  It was juicy, tasty and the bread was heavenly.  Everyone else got a turkey/bacon sandwich and gave it rave reviews.  I'd definitely come back when I'm craving a good sandwich, but there were just a couple things that fell short.  First, there really isn't a good kid-friendly sandwich option.  Even a good PBJ would be ok.  Second, we all agreed those sammys were screaming for potato chips; not a wimpy chip, but a good hearty, crunchy kettle chip.  I know this place loves to use local vendors and I hope they find someone in Chicago who makes a mean chip to go along with the sandwiches.  They served a nice little spinach salad along on the side, but really need to have a chip option.  I will be back, but I'll probably do carry-out and buy a small bag of chips to crunch on with the hearty sandwich. More...

D
23 March 2013

Oh my god, the sandwiches!  What a revelation.  SBK offers only two non-breakfast sandwiches (plus sometimes a special) but when they are both so devastating, who needs more choices?  The eggplant with roasted fennel, roasted red peppers, and pimiento spread on baguette is absolutely divine.  The guajillo and tamarind house-smoked turkey with house-cured bacon, grilled corn & fermented cucumber chow chow, and feta spread on baguette is just as powerful.  I am not hyperbolizing here; I am talking about the best vegetarian sandwich and the second- or third-best turkey sandwich that I have ever eaten.They offer interesting rotating soups as well (e.g. mushroom miso, mole pozole) and make a handful of decent sweets too, most notably the dreamy oatmeal cream cookie.  But these guys are making the best sandwiches on the north side, hands down.One caveat:  this food is made to order, lovingly and by hand.  This means that you should call ahead or be prepared to wait.  This joint is catching on rapidly, and if only two or three parties have ordered just before you, you may have to wait fifteen to twenty minutes.  But it's worth it! More...

N
13 March 2013

I just finished this melt in your mouth watering breakfast sandwich and I want another! This place is so good. I've tried most of the menu items (sorry waistline. ) Everything is amazing. The staff are wonderful and the idea behind Co-op Hot Sauce is wonderful. Stop in, try anything, and buy a bottle of their amazing hot sauces. More...

A
11 March 2013

We ate here on Sunday for lunch. It was fantastic! We tried the eggplant sandwich and the koshary bowl and both were delicious. ..good portions, good prices, super fresh. I love that this place opened up in our neighborhood! More...

H
8 March 2013

I was so excited to hear about Sauce and Bread, as a longtime fan of Co-op Sauces and Crumb. We went for lunch on Friday at about 1 pm and had a wonderful time. The sandwiches were a revelation. I had the eggplant sandwich, and was not expecting much because just about every lunch place that has a veggie option offers eggplant and it's usually not exciting. But this sandwich--wow. The baguette was divine, and the eggplant and roasted peppers were incredibly flavorful; all of that plus a feta spread made for a well-balanced and delicious sandwich. I wanted to sample all of the Co-op Sauces available on the table, but the sandwich was so amazing on its own that I couldn't bear to add anything to it. Just for comparison: Pannozo's eggplant sandwich is solid, really good, but this one is in an entirely different league. The sandwich comes with chips and their house-made salsa verde or a side salad. My partner, who got the smoked turkey sandwich and loved it too, had the chips and I had the salad. Both were great but the salsa was so flavorful and interesting that I'd recommend it (we wound up buying a jar to take home).  We also had the rhubarb toaster pastry and the oat-cream cookie (both were good but the cookie was the standout: two thin oat cookies with a layer of what tasted like buttercream between them--decadent but not overly sweet). More...

K
7 March 2013

Great pastries!! The blueberry and serrano pepper mash is delicious, too. I also enjoy the eggplant sandwich.

C
2 March 2013

Went here on the opening day and was really impressed. Everyone was very kind and helpful in explaining where their food was sourced from. The coffee they use is Stumptown from New York and (though it was very delicious!) I was kind of surprised they were not using beans from a local Chicago roaster, especially since so many other ingredients were locally-sourced or house made.Also had the Bloody Mary. It was very tasty, but I definitely like mine to be a little spicier and more pickle-y. It was much better with a dollop of the Co-op Hot Sauce Chi-racha sauce (conveniently located on the table for my bountiful enjoyment).Anyway, I was told that the breakfast sandwiches were the star of the show, so I ordered the Maple Sausage Breakfast Sandwich with organic egg, house made crumpet, and house made feta spread. The sausage had great, sweet flavor and the crumpet was incredibly buttery and light (but totally held up to the rest of the sandwich). The tangy-ness of the feta spread and the sweetness of the maple sausage kind of threw me off, but again, a dollop of the Chi-racha hot sauce brought all the flavors together in one big delicious celebration of good. Finally, I had to get one of the many pastries that were taunting me from the counter, so I went for the rhubarb and ricotta "pop tart." This was incredible. The flakey crust was buttery and light and the filling was not too sweet. Seriously, buy yourself a pastry. I'm so happy to have this new place in the neighborhood and I definitely will be back again. More...

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