Marshmallow lovers, get ready to add this new cafe to your travel bucket list.
Chicagoans and owners of XO Marshmallow Lindzi Shanks and Kat Connor will be opening their very own cafe dedicated to the sugary treat after successfully raising enough funds on Kickstarter. Set to open in early June, the shop, which will be located in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood, will feature several flavors of marshmallows, an espresso bar, s’mores station and specialty marshmallow desserts like rice crispy treats. The menu will also offer other unique creations like taco s’mores, marshmallow cones and unicorn hot chocolate.
The duo says they were offered a retail space to take their online shop to life and needed $6,500 by May 15 in order to open the shop’s doors to customers. So far 134 people have backed the campaign and have pledged a total of $9,524 and counting.
OMG our @kickstarter is officially FULLY FUNDED, meaning Chicago…you are getting a freaking MARSHMALLOW CAFE!! 🎉🎉 And we thought we'd celebrate some s'more 💗 By smushing our delicious champagne marshmallow between a couple of our favorite @goglazed mini donuts! But the Kickstarter isn't over yet! We are doing a reach goal of $10k. If we reach that goal, we will release another marshmallow flavor…passion fruit! 💛 #xomarshmallow #madewithlove #mashmallowcafe #smorelove #xomarshmallowmakessmore
Coloring is something one of our owners, Lindzi (@moderndaymoxie), has always loved. It's how she became best friends with her biffle, it's how she coped with stress and got to be creative. And now it's crazy to think that this little coloring page is soon going to become something absolutely magical…it's going to be a REAL store! A real marshmallow cafe! 💗💗 Here is a little sneak peek of what we have in store for you all, but we need your help to make this dream come true! Head over to the link in our profile and back our @kickstarter! 👊 #xomarshmallow #madewithlove #XOcafeinspo
As a completely female owned company, we are especially excited to celebrate #internationalwomensday today and everyday! We are so lucky to be two women who work incredibly hard to lift each other up and empower and inspire one another, and even luckier that we get to work with so many other amazing women when it comes to collaborations! So here's to all of you amazing ladies out there, we tip our up of cocoa to you ❤ #xomarshmallow #madewithlove
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In order to purchase a custom neon sign for their 700 sq.-ft. cafe, their new goal is $10,000 by May 22 — with the promise to also release passion fruit marshmallows if the goal is met.
If all of this entices you, feel free to donate to their campaign and keep the dream alive.