Bus: 56, 82. (872) 829-2002 lafarinebakerycafe.com41.934317 -87.715425 2909 N Milwaukee Ave (between Gresham and Allen Aves) Logan Square, Chicago
Mon–Fri 7:30am–6pm; Sat 8am–4pm; Sun 8am–3pmAverage baked good: $3
Rida Shahin’s soft and chewy salted ciabatta is good enough that you could eat it all by itself and have a perfectly satisfying lunch. But now that the popular wholesale baker has expanded to sandwiches and a full line of pastries, from crispy-and-chewy chocolate-chip cookies to apricot-cardamom tarts, you can have a nice lunch in his café. But a word to the wise: Don’t forget the bread for home.