The Best Hot Chocolate in LA


Tomorrow evening might be all about the champagne, but today we’re discussing the all-important subject of hot chocolate.  Do you remember having hot chocolate as a kid?  I have vivid memories of opening up a package of Swiss Miss this time of year and settling in front of Frosty the Snowman or another equally festive flick.  It was an extra special treat and perhaps it was this sense of nostalgia that had me ordering up warm cocoa all over town this last month.  Since I’ve done my due diligence, I figured it only fair that I share my findings.  Looking for a coffee alternative?  Here are the best spots for hot chocolate in Los Angeles!  (Have favorite spots in your city?  Do share!)

1. Short Cake – Made with the same chunks of chocolate as the bakery’s choco chip cookies (which are to-die-for!)

6333 W. 3rd St. Stall #316

Los Angeles, CA 90036


2. Demitasse – Lavender hot chocolate

1149 Third Street

Santa Monica, CA 90403


3. Spazio Caffe – They have every flavor of hot chocolate known to man

1511 Montana Ave.

Santa Monica, CA 90403


4. Amara Chocolate & Coffee – Venezuelan hot chocolate, choose from dark or milk. Can also order “Madrid style” with churros to dip!

55 S. Raymond Ave

Pasadena, CA 91105


5. Cacao Mexicatessen – Traditional Mexican hot chocolate, served in huge bowls

1576 Colorado Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90041


6. Churros Calientes – Spanish style hot chocolate served with churros for dipping

11521 Santa Monica Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90025


7. C + M Coffee and Milk @LACMA- Housemade chocolate ganache mixed with milk

5905 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90036


8. Cognoscenti Coffee – Only offers hot chocolate off menu. Made with drinking chocolate from Dom. Rep. with agave sweetener and milk

6114 Washington Blvd

Culver City, CA 90232


9. Intelligentsia – Made with dark chocolate, heavy cream, and steamed milk

3922 West Sunset Blvd.

Los Angeles, California 90029


10. Huckleberry Cafe – Listed on Food&Wine’s “Best Hot Chocolate in the US”, homemade with Valrhona syrup

1014 Wilshire Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA 90401

  1. I want to to thank yyou for this good read!!
    I absolutely loved every littlpe bit of it. I have you bookmarked to check out new things you post…

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