Cool Hangout Alert: Mindy’s HotChocolate, Chicago

If you happen to be in Chicago and are searching for something to fend off the winter chill (preferably with a dose of sugar), we have the answer: Mindy’s HotChocolate. This chic café-restaurant is practically a windy city institution, serving up a famed array of seasonal hot chocolates made with fresh, local ingredients and fluffy homemade marshmallows. Highlights from the hot choc menu include the thick, creamy Butterscotch with French and Belgian white chocolate, the Old Fashioned with a hint of caramel, and the Boozy, made with the chocolate of your choice and an added shot of rum, whiskey, brandy, or cognac (we all know someone who would *love* this). They also dish up a comforting array of savory dishes graced by the likes of foraged mushrooms, kale, and a healthy dose of homemade chips and sauces. Stop by at brunch for a chicken pot pie hash or seasonal quiche with champagne vinaigrette, or at lunchtime for a panini with sautéed beech and hen of the woods mushrooms. Or, if you want to jump full on the sugar train, top off your hot chocolate with a violet sugar donut or the “Dream Bar”, a whole wheat shortbread with brown sugar meringue. Wintery heaven.

Mindy’s HotChocolate

1747 N Damen Avenue


Open Monday-Thursday
11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
and 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
and 5:30 PM – 12:00 AM

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
and 5:30 PM – 12:00 AM

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
and 5:30 PM – 10:00 AM

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