Best Hot Chocolates

Photo Courtesy of Garrido's Bistro.

Sweet, Warm & Soothing: The Best Hot Cocoa in the D


As the temperature continues to drop, we need to find things that warm us back up. Whether that’s cuddling underneath our favorite blanket, sitting next to a crackling fire, or wrapping our hands around a warm mug of hot chocolate, there are plenty of ways to stay warm during the cold winter.

A coffee mug filled with some rich hot cocoa can bring back so many childhood memories, and there are plenty of places that can transport you back to that more innocent time. Here are five Metro Detroit hot spots offering great tasting hot chocolate to warm you up this winter.

Garrido’s Bistro

Best Hot Chocolate

Photo Courtesy of Garrido’s Bistro.

There’s hot cocoa, then there’s Garrido’s extreme hot chocolate. Featuring hot chocolate with all sorts of sweets on top such as brownies, cookies, candy, and donuts (yes, donuts), their extreme hot chocolate has to be seen to be believed. Not only are they picture perfect creations, but they are guaranteed to satisfy that sweet tooth!

Espresso Royale Coffee

If you’re looking for the perfect coffeehouse atmosphere to go along with your cup of hot chocolate, look no further than Espresso Royale Coffee in Ann Arbor. Their shop is full of that freshly roasted coffee smell and feature their regular hot chocolate and a delicious mint hot chocolate. There are two Ann Arbor locations, one on South State Street and the other on South University Ave.

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Toast

There might not be a better spot to start off your day than at Toast in Birmingham and Ferndale. It’s always a hot spot for brunch, which means they have to feature some delicious hot drinks. Their hot chocolate options include a campfire hot chocolate with five kissed marshmallows and chocolate chips, along with the unicorn hot chocolate with white hot chocolate, whipped cream, sprinkles, and rainbow cotton candy.

Fourteen East

Midtown Detroit’s Fourteen East is home to great tasting gourmet brewed coffee, and that craft stems to their hot chocolate too. The cafe’s hot chocolate features handmade chocolate truffles along with their secret ingredient melted into steamed milk and topped with whipped cream. The hot drink will warm you up along with satisfying your sweet tooth!

Java Hutt Cafe

Since opening its doors in 1999, Java Hutt Cafe has been a vital part of the Ferndale community serving up gourmet coffee drinks and tasty bakery options. Their hot chocolate features a rich chocolate taste that is sure to warm you up this winter season. You should also consider trying their seasonal hot caramel cider for a more flavorful experience.

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