2536 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
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Primary Phone: (773) 880-5537
Phone: (773) 880-5537
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Price Range : Below Average
Good for Kids: Yes
Good For Family: Yes
08/02/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I've been going to Molly's since it opened, and it has remained a staple dessert in our house every since the first day we tried a cupcake there. The cupcakes are really phenomenal - perfect frosting (the cream cheese on the red velvet is TO DIE FOR) and perfect cake texture. Sometimes the fillings are a little bit too much, but really, can you ever have too much cupcake?
The hidden gems here though are the smaller items that aren't right at eye level in the glass cases. These items are cheaper, and really make it a tough decision between cupcakes which are more expensive. Their rice krispie treats are absolutely PERFECT. Chocolate covered strawberries have the right consistency and quantity of chocolate - at half the price of high end places. And their cookies are totally divine.
Bottom line is there is something for everyone here. You will not be disappointed!
03/27/2010Provided by Citysearch -
We came from France to check out real US cupcakes. After having tried several well renowned bakeries in London, UK, we hit Chicago.
Walking into Molly's is like going back to school - with all those good memories. The small tables and chairs, the games and the counter with swings !
Then when we get to the counter
You can make your own cupcake. You choose the base, the frosting and the toppings. Then it is decorated in front of you !
Or if you are feeling really adventurous you can try the many specialised cupcakes. Be careful, these are serious cupcakes soft and fluffy, excellent filling and not sickly at all !! Much to our (pleasant) surprise expecting US cupcakes to be sweeter than those in the UK.
So Molly's is bakery number 6 on the cupcake list and went straight to the top and is still there (after trying 3 bakeries in Madison WI too).
To tell you how good it was, we were due to drive back from Milwaukee on the following Sunday directly to O'Hare to fly home, we changed our plans to spend the Saturday night in Chicago so we could go back to Molly's !!!!
This is THE address to know, to go to and to share with everyone !
Love Mollys, everything is hand made, and decorated and filled one at a time, by hand. The recipes and flavors are really unique and every filled cupcake tastes like a dessert in a 5 star restaurant (for only $4!). Try the Ron Bennington unless you hate Chocolate or Peanut Butter. I also love the plain cupcakes and the minis.
I think my favorite thing about mollys though is they're always creating and looking for new ways to offer things that blow away the competition and they usually succeed.
Stop in often, you never know when they'll be creating Italian sodas made the old fashioned way, or a new kind of ice cream, or scones, or a new blend of hot chocolate, or cinnebunnies!
This place is heaven on earth. I went there i few months ago and I can't stop going back. Every time I go in there the staff is SOOO friendly and helpful; even when the line is out the door.
The flavors change seasonally but like always I am infatuated with the Ron Bennington. Next in line is the Éclair cupcake.
There are games to play and SWINGS at the counter. That's where I like to sit with my Ron Bennington and the very best cappuccino ever.
This place is the BEST! We love going here every time we're in Chicago. I'm from New York, and can tell you honestly that no place in NYC stands close to Molly's. It's perfect: you can pick your own frosting (and cake) to create your idea of perfect. The red velvet (my fave) is super moist and yummy. I love the atmosphere, it's fun and happy and always bustling with friendly staff and customers. We love the games, too! Can't wait to go back!
Molly's cupcakes are absolutely delicious, but to really enjoy them do not take them to go. We had so much fun sitting on swings at the bar, and there are cute comfy tables and booths as well. I felt like a kid again and my sweet tooth was very, very pleased. I am ordering several dozen for my party this weekend! My favorite- the red velvet, but my companions went the chocolate peanut butter cup and carrot cake route.
Molly's is amazing. The cookie monster cupcake? People have to hold me back. And the staff is always having a good time--they're polite and friendly, and the music is great! To all the chicagoans who think the best food is downtown, think again! This shop in Lincoln Park has it all.
In my opinion these cupcakes are alright. There is a good selection of Gluten Free cupcakes which is nice for those with allergies. However the fruit filled cupcakes are atrocious it was mushy and soggy when I bit into it and the cupcake folded into itself like it was melting. The standard cupcakes are better but the frosting is too greasy/oily you can tell they use alot of fat. Good atmosphere and fun & interesting seating. Overall the experience was alright but the service & price is what made the experience fair.