Having arrived from Miami back to Chicago, we decided to dedicate one of our evenings to the Sugar Factory – a place highly recommended by a friend. The place is probably well-known for Chicagoans, but for me it was a completely new discovery of sweet heaven.
The Sugar Factory is a combination of a candy shop, fancy bar, restaurant and café with an amazing variety of desserts, milkshakes, cocktails, and hot drinks.
My choice was a 7-layer chocolate cake with black tea, while my friends picked assorted ice-creams, hot chocolate with marshmallow, an omelet and a Caesar salad. It’s worth mentioning that the portions are huge. It took me a massive amount of effort to eat even a third of my super chocolate cake.
Everything looks so delicious, it’s hard to choose and take your eyes off the goodies. And lastly, the Sugar Factory I have been to has an incredible interior. Crystal chandeliers, red couches, black ”marble” walls and dim lighting: all these pieces together create a romantic atmosphere. It’s the perfect place for a day out or a kids’ birthday party – the crazy milkshakes can give anyone a happy sugar rush.
It’s also great that adults can spend the evening relaxing by the bar or sitting on one of the comfy couches to enjoy the music and have a drink.
What’s more, the place is visibly popular among American celebrities. How can you tell that a café or sweet shop is worth visiting? Look for celebrity photos holding their favorite dessert hanging on the wall. There are plenty of those at the Sugar Factory: Katy Perry, Drake, Backstreet Boys, Kardashian family.
All in all, I was very impressed by the Sugar Factory. If you live in Chicago or if you’re planning to visit, you should go there in the morning for breakfast or in the evening for a nicely served cocktail (55 E Grand Ave, Chicago. Sugar factory has several locations in different states). You will leave impressed, with a full stomach and a happy mind.