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Gerhard's Elegant European Desserts

720 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1820
+1 847-234-0023
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good10%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pastry” (3 reviews)
“cakes” (4 reviews)
“cup of coffee” (4 reviews)
Closes in 6 min
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM Hours
Cafe, European
$$ - $$$
720 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1820
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Ok, so I love Bavarian and Austrian pastries. This is not that type of bakery. The quality is good but variety is limited. If you like expensive and ‘sophisticated ‘ bakery goods this place could be for you. It is the only bakery in the...More

1  Thank MerryMar2015
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Gerhard’s was recommended where we go to order our wedding cake at 9AM...we were getting married at 2PM. At 1:45PM, the hotel staff picked up our cake and it was perfect in every way. Simple and delicious. Thank you Gerhard!

Thank brentdsmith1
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Items are overpriced, miss Market Square Bakery where there were traditional coffee cakes, doughnuts, rolls and regular cakes and all was reasonably priced. Unless you need overpriced, small items, I suggest Jewel, Heinens or Mariano’s.

2  Thank ttkura
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

A few tables to sit and enjoy a pastry and cup of coffee, but this is mostly a great bakery. Amazing cakes for special occasions

Thank Beemer01
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I just went to pick up some of their delicious desserts to go. Never been unhappy with anything I've purchased there. Always delicious!

Thank Deborah D
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Get there early for fresh cakes, pies, and goodies. Very good but very expensive. I've been there several times looking for a "special" dessert, which they have if you go early. They sell out fast.

1  Thank KeLarson
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The best birthday cake ever. Rich and light all at the same time. I'm a chocolate lover and this is my favorite cake.

Thank Tina V
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is the best bakery in Chicago. Opera cake was great. Same as the one in France. Highly recommend it for special occasions. I order the cake for my husbands birthday. Small portions, great quality, expensive.

Thank Nelly D
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent pastry shop but the prices are so high that they are not justified. There are other outstanding competitors who offer similar items at lower prices.

Thank Magexport
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful time with my friends enjoying a wonderful cup of tea. Purchased delicious bread to take home after! This is not a in and out place to have tea or coffee but a proper place to have a leisurely conversation with real cups!...More

1  Thank sdoddsayers
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Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 720 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1820
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 847-234-0023
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