Despite the varying quality of products I get here, I love this place. Something about Quack’s just keeps drawing me back.
It may be the quaint atmosphere of the place, with big windows, colorful walls, and the ever-present small crowd. The bakery itself is situated in the quaintest part of Hyde Park (right next to Mother’s Cafe, Hyde Park Bar and Grill, Dolce Vita, and Fresh Plus Grocery). Every time I stop by I find myself longing to live in Hyde Park.
Or it may the hours: open ’til midnight. This makes it the most reasonable place to purchase pie at after 2 pm, when most other bakeries close.
Quack’s also has a deli but I’ve never tried it. I tend to stick to treats that pair well with coffee or tea. They are usually very good but sometimes lack a little flavor. For example, my motorhead mustache was deliciously crumbly and buttery, but not as sweet as I expected. My coffeecake was perfect though.