Medici 57 In Hyde Park

19 May

This post was meant to be about a lovely day at the Museum of Science and Industry with Kate from The Ginger List.  But, I ran out of time today so that will have to wait.  On our way to the Museum, however, we stopped at Medici 57, a restaurant and bakery in Hyde Park that is worth a quick mention.

Abe and I biked down to Hyde Park last summer and came across this place.  We had a nice, organic lunch in the restaurant and picked up some brownies and other treats from the bakery next door for later.  The treats were the highlight.

On our way to the Museum this week, after learning that Hendrickx and Xoco are both closed on Mondays, Kate and I headed down to Hyde Park and came across Medici again.  Here’s the deal: The servers behind the counter are in super bad moods.  It is worth it, however, because the pastries, croissants, flat breads and cookies are all homemade, as is the chai tea (delish!).  It is also one of the few original places in the Chicago area.  (Chicago on the whole struggles with this.  Despite the amazing restaurant culture, unique coffee shops, bakeries and other food specialty stores are few and far between.)  My spinach and feta croissant was very good (though heavy – I wasn’t hungry again until literally 9:00 pm). If you are lost in Hyde Park, this isn’t the worst place to end up.

2 Responses to “Medici 57 In Hyde Park”

  1. Arianne May 19, 2011 at 11:34 pm #

    Wow, a spinach and feta croissant sounds amazing! That’s too bad that the all the workers are in B.M.’s! They shouldn’t be with all those amazing treats around them!

  2. gingerwmn May 20, 2011 at 6:50 am #

    I loved the open store front with the retractable windows- I bet it’s a lovely place to spend some time in the summer. And, that chocolate croissant will certainly keep me coming back for more!

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