Hot Cakes in Ballard is every kid's (and hey, probably every adult's) dream. The cake shop specializes in everything chocolate from crème brule and cakes to grilled chocolate sandwiches. There are even “adult” milkshakes, which mix in rye whiskey or Mescal to your espresso or chocolate
shake. Using all organic ingredients and serving cupcakes in Mason jars, Hot Cakes plays up their farmers market, vintage-styled vibe. While their chocolate-only philosophy may seem like a huge sugar bomb waiting to drop, we promise you will not be able to walk away from this shop of pure decadence.