Saturday afternoon calls for brunch and a little shopping. So my friend Jenny (who is starting a fashion blog shortly, dets to follow!) and I set a date for Hot Chocolate in Bucktown. I haven't been here in ages so I was really looking forward to it.
We sat at the bar (my favorite) and immediately ordered two hot chocolates to sip. I ordered the half & half (half espresso and half dark chocolate) and she ordered the Mexican (dark chocolate and cinnamon). Mine was so rich and delicious, and with a side of their home made marshmallow it was heavenly. We decided to start with their warm doughnuts and home made raspberry preserve. I almost licked the preserves clean, but held back. For entrees I ordered the usual; eggs with potatoes and toast and she got the quiche. My food was OK, I was a little let down with my eggs and I think Jenny was bummed they ran out of the potato pancakes (how does that happen??) but overall the doughnuts and hot coco made up for it. Next time I'll be a little more creative with my pick.
I'd love to come back for din, it's so charming in there and I love the random homemade surprises sprinkled throughout the menu.
After lunch, and an ample amount of time to digest, we strolled down Damen and North for some shopping. I got a lovely jersey and lace dress from BCBG and Jenny got some great finds! A perfect Saturday. Now if only I took home some treats from Hot Chocolate for later...