Marshmallow lovers, rejoice! With the spirit of the niche cafe on the rise and many people in the food and beverage industry looking to find their opportune specialty, it was only a matter of time before somebody stepped up to the plate and decided to make marshmallows the gourmet delicacy that every kid believes they are. Behold the world’s first Marshmallow Cafe.
But this Chicago cafe isn’t intended for kids. Though children are welcome to partake, they’ll already find any excuse to eat a marshmallow – while adults have a harder time rationalizing it. That’s exactly what this Marshmallow Cafe is here to fix.
By exploring marshmallow potential and offering it in all of its forms – including being paired with every adult’s best friend, coffee – adults have too many reasons to not resist indulging in this treat.
And Marshmallows aren’t the only thing at Xo Marshmallow that will put a child-like smile on an adult’s face…
Lined with adorable figurines, the most comfortable furniture, and lots of colorful decor, the cafe provides a whimsical space that you just can’t help but feel dreamy inside of. Which is exactly the point: the real world can make feeling happy and optimistic a challenge, but inside this cafe, you just can’t fight the feeling.
At the cafe opening, co-owner Lindzi Shanks said, “The way I see it is, let’s say it’s February, and it’s been snowing and you’re having a really terrible day, the idea is you can come in here to the cafe and Wonderland and just not help but have a smile on your face.”
In case you weren’t already convinced, here’s a taste of the menu:
* S’more everything (classic s’more, a s’maco (a s’more taco), a cookie s’more, a salted caramel s’more, and a build-your-own s’more!)
* Various flavored hot chocolates with various marshmallow flavorings
* Coffees of every shade with sweet melty marshmallow counterparts
And, to top it all off, the cafe even lets you learn – with the eudcational experience of their own marshmallow decorating class. Guests are given a 6″x6″ slab of gourmet Vanilla Marshmallows to decorate however they wish with provided decorating materials.