We were looking for a breakfast place when we stumbled upon Mindy’s Hot Chocolate in the Revival food hall: this small place serves a bunch of mouth watering goodies besides bagels and we liked it so much that we went twice, our experience at Le Pain Quotidien being quite disappointing over the week end (yes, this place is closed Saturday and Sunday, so we had to find a backup…).
Breakfast there is great (I am not sure what they serve for lunch and anyway that food hall has plenty of other joints like a BBQ place I wish I had time to visit). The coffee, prepared next to Mindy’s was good, a bit bitter but nice, and we tried several things there, the best being the biscuit that was delightfully flakey and buttery, although I admit that I added a bit of butter on it (there is never enough, no?). Then, they propose doughnuts: that day, there was a slated caramel one and a cinnamon sugar donut. We went for the latter that was really good, not doughy at all and quite light (to my standards…). However, we were disappointed by by the coffee cake that had cream cheese and a chocolate streusel: it had a weird taste, a bit off, maybe from too much bitterness from the chocolate. We also tried their chocolate croissant that was flakey, but way too buttery (alright, before, I wrote not enough and now, too much: yes, way too much, literally dripping).
Overall, it was good, especially the biscuits that I wish we could have had both times. I would definitely go back to Mindy’s Hot Chocolate and maybe also try their hot cocoa that is apparently good, hopefully not as bitter as the coffee cake…
Enjoy (I did)!
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Mindy’s Hot Chocolate - 125 S Clark St, Willowbrook, Chicago