Friday, September 25, 2020

PiniPico Coffee Co.

 -Grubbing in Chicago
Brazilian Pastries in the Gold Coast 

Pizza has been the big pivot for restaurants during the time of covid. Lots of spots that previously didn't serve pizza started to do so as a way of coping with covids havoc on dining out these last six months or so. Another trend I'm seeing among new places to open is empanadas and other savory pastries. Most of the time these are coffee shops and there's one over in the Gold Coast of all places that stands out. PiniPico Coffee Co. sits across the street from the Latin School on Clark st. It's the product of a local Brazilian who was working in a different field completely but always wanted to bring a little bit of Brazilian flair to the city. So he put down his pediatric surgeon tools and opened PiniPico with the help of family. Originally from Sao Paulo he now has three generations of family in Chicago. 

Newly Opened in the Gold Coast 

I'm not a coffee guy but after one visit to PiniPico it's probably my favorite coffee shop in the city. All thanks to their wonderful selection of Brazilian pastries, and some cheerful service to go with it. Yes this is a coffee shop but coffee isn't the specialty of the house. That's actually the warmth of the place which is made to feel like a local Brazilian neighborhood spot. But the star of the menu here is Pão de queijo or Brazilian cheese bread. A popular breakfast bite that was fine tuned over time by the local Afro-Brazilian community. They’re small little balls about the size of a dunkin munchkin that are made with cassava flour and stuffed with cheese and other fun stuff like bacon (pictured below). I also loved the Empadas which are little savory Brazilian pies including chicken and hearts of palm. Don’t overlook the beef empanadas either. They’re all sorts of flaky and full of flavor. One of my favorite openings of the calendar year when considering everything that's taken place. Go check them out. 

Empanada, Empada, and Pão de Queijo at PiniPico Coffee Co. 

PiniPico Coffee Co. 
1538 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60610 
(312) 624-8389


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