Dark Matter Donut, West Town Bakery
Coffee and donuts—has there ever been a more perfect pairing? Now imagine them combined for one bite that epitomizes the best way to start your day. You can find this dream pastry at West Town Bakery. Making brilliant use of the delicious Dark Matter coffee they brew in house, the bakers deliver up a cake donut infused with it. The donut is soft and not too dense, while the bitterness of the coffee prevents it from being too cloying. A modest layer of icing and a sprinkling of coffee bean-shaped chocolates offer that punch of sweet you want in a donut without going overboard.
1916 W. Chicago, 773.904.1414, westtownbakery.com
Best of Chicago 2015