It’s that time of year when temperatures start to drop in Boston, and the search for warmth and hot cocoa begins. Luckily, we know all the best hot cocoa spots around the area to get you feeling toasty and in the holiday spirit!
This quaint spot located in Back Bay is known for selling the best and most decadent hot chocolate in Boston. They offer European-style hot chocolate, with your choice of a dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or white chocolate blend. You can also find a wide assortment of delicious, handmade chocolates and French pastries to pair your hot cocoa with, and the chocolate chip cookie is a must-try!
With locations around Boston, the Thinking Cup is a great patisserie and coffee bar serving up delightful French hot chocolate. This specialty hot cocoa uses 64% Tainori Valhrona drinking chocolate, a dense, high-end alternative to regular cocoa powder. After you take your first sip of this savory French hot cocoa, we definitely think you won’t be disappointed!
Inside this indie bookstore on Newbury Street, you’ll find not only a wide variety of books, but a plentiful amount of food and drink items. It’s a fun spot to read a book and drink a cup of white or regular hot chocolate! If you’re looking for a pick-me-up but also craving hot chocolate, this café serves a delicious Chocolatino, which is an espresso with steamed chocolate milk, topped with whipped cream, cocoa and chocolate syrup.
If you’d like to venture beyond the Back Bay, head over to the North End, to one of our favorite spots:
Boston’s first Italian café, Caffe Vittoria, is a wonderful, cozy spot in the North End. It’s the perfect place to stop by after dinner if you’re looking for a warm and scrumptious cup of hot cocoa. There are also many desserts to try, the tiramisu is a fan favorite!
The last spot on our list is extra special! With our fireside experience package, you can snuggle up by the wood-burning fireplace in our executive room and enjoy tasty hot chocolate made with locally sourced hot fudge from COOP’s. If you want to bring some hot cocoa back home, you can also purchase COOP’s hot chocolate mix from our Mercantile shop in the lobby or online!