Step off of Rush Street into this bright corner cafe and you instantly feel your mood rise. Warm colors mixed with light wood and marble create a homey and luxuriant interior. A large glass case artfully displays all types of treats and pastries, tempting eyes and stomachs. Stop into Pierrot Gourmet any time of day for a meal, a light snack, a pastry, or just a drink.
The perfect pick-me-up on a cold winter afternoon, the whipped cream topped hot chocolate is steaming hot and deliciously light and frothy. Served in a bowl-like mug, the hot chocolate screams out for a flaky croissant. Luckily this French-themed restaurant has some of the best pastries in Chicago; your only problem will be deciding which will go best with your beverage.
Average cost: $21-$30
Centerstage Reviewer: Rebecca Gentry