Yesterday, we checked out the Bleeding Heart Bakery's new location in Hamlin Park/Roscoe Village (it's in the space vacated by the Bulldog Bakery, which has since moved to Elston). We had very high hopes for this adorable storefront. We bought a loaf of bread, two muffins, and two croissants. We thought the purchase price of $29 was steep - and then we tasted the food.
The loaf of bread seemed stale - so dry, heavy, and hard that we abandoned trying to chew it and decided to use it as a weapon instead. The two muffins were the best items of the lot, by far, but they were just adequate (and the "tea cake" muffin had a strange chemical-ish aftertaste). The two croissants were practically inedible - so dry that we worried they'd burst into flames if we rubbed them together.
We had such high hopes for this bakery - we really wanted to love it. Unfortunately, we can't recommend it.
Bleeding Heart Bakery
1955 W. Belmont Ave.