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Lutz Continental Cafe & Pastry

) #149 of 188 Dessert in Chicago #4,994 of 8,327 Places to Eat in Chicago ££ - £££ Cafe, German, European
2458 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60618-1648
+1 773-478-7785
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good13%
  • Average22%
  • Poor22%
  • Terrible9%
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“torte” (4 reviews)
“pastry” (4 reviews)
“cakes” (3 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 20:00All hours
Cafe, German, European, Hungarian
££ - £££
2458 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60618-1648
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

The coffee is great! The chocolate croissant was devine. Everything was wonderful and highly recommend it.

Thank Nathan G
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Haven't been to Lutz in many years, so we stopped in for dessert and coffee last week while in town. While staff was cheerful and service was good that evening the pastries we had were at best hit and miss. Napoleon was so dry you...More

Thank sunshinetravel3
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Being a Northsider from Chicago trying other Cakes I think nothing can compare to Lutz. It has been a family tradition when my mom worked across the street and would buy these cakes for special occasions. As I got older I did like going there...More

Thank Art J
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

They sell restaurant. com certificates but wing redeem them for pastries. Nowhere in the coupon did it state you must dine in OR they are limited to nonpastry items. I use these coupons often without any trouble until now. I haven't tasted the pastries yet...More

1  Thank Liz K
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I can recommend this bakery if your looking for old world bakery that has been in Chicago for over fifty year will not disappoint you. It's well worth the experience along with great pastry, and coffee too!

Thank Silverbolt61
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Haven't visited Lutz in years, but decided to drop by to try their pastries.......Boy did they disappoint... Selection is limited now & pastries are now the quality of what you'd get a the grocery store.......This place was the best many years back...but I guess new...More

1  Thank jtat
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We had been visiting this bakery frequently over the past couple of years. We live in a suburb of Chicago and traveled quite a distance to go there. In the last few months we have been bringing home baked goods that are half the size...More

2  Thank grandmaoftwo
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Very disappointed with the current owners, Our family had been going there since the early 60's and the German food was great, but now it has failed to meet expectation. Also the parties are very "Lard" like in taste, nothing like the fresh parties that...More

1  Thank WANRoadWarrier
Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

Went here after having lunch and shopping with friends. Nice little cafe for having tea and dessert and chit chat with friends. They have sandwiches and salads which we didnt know...we will try next time we meet. Great gem of a place.I will definitely go...More

1  Thank Cowboygeorge
Reviewed 5 March 2015 via mobile

I have been a customer for over 40 years. Lutz has had ups and downs as the management has changed. I stopped in last week and had some terrible sachet torte. They are now using cake frosting instead of dark chocolate and have ommitted the...More

4  Thank bowl1901
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
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Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2458 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60618-1648
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-478-7785
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