The name of this Rogers Park bakery is far from a smoke signal. In fact, it references thin, slightly chewy coils of joy; chimney cakes are a Transylvanian treat baked on a stick (hence the cylindrical shape)
Crumb Chicago (a bread bakery) and Co-op Sauce (makers of pickles, salsas and hot sauces) collaborate on this café, which serves simple foods like house-brined turkey sandwiches and house-baked crumpets with pimento-cheddar spread.
You could say this place is a coffee shop: It roasts its own beans to create bold, serious cups of hot and iced coffee. Besides, back when this business was a food truck, it was called Bang Bang Pie and Coffee. But now, the “coffee” has been lopped off, and it’s mainly a pie shop