West Loop

1148 W Monroe St.
8AM-8PM Daily
(312) 265-0780


Lincoln Park

2472 N Clark St.
8AM-10PM Daily
(773) 661-1462

We are a local Chicago cookie-centric bakery! Aside from inventive cookies, we have a stellar coffee program from Dark Matter Coffee, crazy milkshakes, and an assortment of other goodies. Oh, and did we mention that we can take care of all your late night cookie needs?

Chief Cookie Officer

Our head baker and co-founder Joe Dela Pena leads a very talented baking team that puts out some of the most whimsically original cookies and baked goods in Chicago, as well as inspired takes on time tested favorites, such as the ever popular, Nutella-Stuffed Brown Butter Chocolate Chip with Pretzel Salt.

In The News

Joe has been featured in various publications and productions both locally and nationally, including specials on the Food Network, an article in USA Today, and even as a contestant on ABC's hit show Who Wants to be a Millionaire. We were recently visited by Zagat, and we'd like to thank them again for their kind words as well as the wonderful Janet Davies for featuring us on ABC 7 Chicago's 190 North!


Stop by the cafe to see what latest new invention Joe has come up with. You might even see him pop in and out of the cafe throughout the day, so be sure to say "hi" and get to know the man behind the cookies. He embodies all the things Warm Belly stands for and he loves to talk about foodstuff with anybody and everybody interested!