It’s no secret that we love a good happy hour. Maybe it’s the cheap drinks or the small plates that don’t leave you feeling too guilty, but it’s easy to call happy hour a highlight of the week (or day…depending on what kind of week it is). This time, however, the guilt was overflowing (and we didn’t care a bit) when we visited Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery in Capitol Hill last week. It was fabulously divine and worth every calorie-filled morsel.
The Capitol Hill location (the original is in Ballard, one of our favorite HH-friendly neighborhoods) has an ambiance that is best described as Willy Wonka and a Seattleite coming together to create a space that resembles an Apple Store turned chic chocolate factory.
While you’re enjoying one of the famous molten cakes, you also have the option to sip on an adult beverage of your choice for those 21 and over. The happy hour deals are wallet-friendly with tons of options starting at $5 a pop including: glass of milk & cookie, any two cookies, grilled cheese sandwich, grilled chocolate sandwich, glass of house red, glass of house white, spiked drinking caramel with mescal or spiked drinking chocolate.
The happy hour specials are available Monday through Friday (sorry, weekend warriors) and also include $1 discount on local famous favorites Butterbeer (made with Rachel’s Ginger Beer) and hot chocolate. Whether you visit mid-week or on the weekend, you’ll want to plan in advanced for parking. Better yet – consider enjoying the sweet treats and stiff drinks to the fullest extent by hitching an Uber, public transit or good old-fashioned walking if you live on The Hill. The location is on Olive, a pedestrian’s heaven and a driver’s worst nightmare.
If you find yourself loving it so much you don’t want to leave, no problem. Hot Cakes sells products in stores and online to recreate your visit to this chocolate paradise in the comfort of your own home. We can wait to get our hands on the cakes again soon – especially while they’re still hot!
Where is YOUR favorite happy hour spot in Seattle to cure post-work or school blues?