I think we all know the feeling of stumbling home in the small hours after a great night out, only to find the freezer devoid of ice cream and the pantry empty of fresh-baked cookies. Whereas in the past I might have satisfied myself with some old pretzel bites or stale cashews, I am now excited to learn that these delights are only a few clicks away, or even a few blocks away if I feel like an evening stroll.
Midnight Cookie Co. is officially open for business this week, as late as 3am on some nights. Nestled between Art of the Table and LamaG’s, where Pot Shop once was, it lights up the night in glorious yellow and blue, like a beacon for hungry revelers and late-night workers alike.
I stopped in there on Sunday to chat with the proprietors Adam and Gianni. They are a fun and jovial couple of guys who exuded enthusiasm for their new business. I heard great stories about the cookie development process – I recommend stopping in and asking them about it. The end result is fantastic as well, my daughter and I loved the cookies we tried – Double Chocolate Chip and Chef’s Recipe.
There are no less than nine other varieties to choose from so we know we’ll be back! There is even a vegan cookie for those intolerant of dairy. However, much to my wife’s chagrin, there is no gluten-free option as yet. Adam told me that experiments have begun in this area but they haven’t come up with one yet that reaches their high standards. He said the demand is there though, so I wouldn’t be surprised if a gluten-free cookie is in their future.
But wait, there’s more! Also available is Full Tilt ice cream as well as Lighthouse coffee. (In this writer’s humble opinion, easily the best coffee in Seattle.) Of course, ice cold milk is also on sale.
Personally, I’m excited to see a business that is trying something new. Opening hours are 4pm to 3am Thursday to Saturday and until 1am Wednesday and Sunday. This is a pretty bold move and I think it speaks to Seattle becoming a younger, more happening city. I wish these guys all the best!