Spring here in the Pacific Northwest hasnâ€™t been spectacular; in fact, itâ€™s been downright depressing.
The weather gods have smiled on us, and weâ€™re about to enjoy a nice stretch of sunny warm weather in the next couple of days.
After spending many rainy days in bed watching tv or baking, I decided to venture out on rainy days, and most days Iâ€™ll stop by Mink for a hot chocolate break.
Iâ€™ve written about Mink before, and if youâ€™ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I love chocolate.
I’ve lived just a few blocks away from this chocolate cafÃ©, so why wasnâ€™t I spending my rainy days there?
Itâ€™s the ultimate anti-depressant.
The cafÃ© is in the little courtyard facing Canada Place; itâ€™s quiet and bright with windows looking out to lush green gardens.
After passing by this cafÃ© to (and from) work daily for years, I finally found the perfect rainy day to settle in for some hot chocolate.
Mink has really good hot chocolate; smooth, rich and creamy – just like their delectable chocolates except drinkable.