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The Best Hot Chocolate in Toronto

The best hot chocolate in Toronto will warm you up on a cold winter day, or even on a day that just feels wintery. Many of these local spots serve up rich and creamy drinking chocolate that's a few steps above the sugary sludge you probably remember making at home or grabbing from an arena vending machine when you were a kid.

Here is the best hot chocolate in Toronto.


SOMA Chocolate
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SOMA Chocolate

What else would you expect from the Toronto company that makes one of the best chocolate bars in the world? The expert chocolate makers at Soma also do a rich and extremely chocolatey hot chocolate. You can grab a cup on site or buy some drinking chocolate and make it at home.

Sweet Jesus
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Sweet Jesus

This spot might be famous for its soft serve ice cream, but it also serves epic beverages at its John Street and Yonge and Eglinton locations. Its menu changes seasonally, but you can often find delicious-sounding takes on hot chocolate, including vegan varieties and butter pecan hot chocolate.


Cacao 70 Toronto
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Cacao 70 Toronto

O-Town's hit single "Liquid Dreams" comes to mind while sipping on hot chocolate from this Montreal-based dessert chain. It has locations in the Distillery District and on Queen Street West, giving you ample opportunity to get your fill of rich, unadulterated drinking chocolate.

MoRoCo Chocolat
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MoRoCo Chocolat

You might recognize this sweet shop's name because it used to be a full-service restaurant in Yorkville. It's since moved to Dupont and it's now dedicated to serving up only baked goods and confections, including creamy drinking chocolate. Vegans can indulge too; just order it with coconut milk.


Nadege Patisserie
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Nadege Patisserie

For delicate and delicious French-style pastries, Nadege - with locations in West Queen West, Rosedale, Yorkdale and the PATH - is a go-to spot. It also serves up thick and creamy hot chocolate with 70 per cent chocolate if you need a drink to wash down your macarons.


Bobbette & Belle (Yonge St.)
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Bobbette & Belle (Yonge St.)

This bake shop has two locations, one in Leslieville and another at Yonge and Lawrence. Both serve up yummy looking treats, including hot chocolate. But this isn't regular hot cocoa; here it comes topped with a toasted marshmallow, so say hello to s'mores in a cup!

Le Gourmand
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Le Gourmand

Le Gourmand serves up some seriously good cookies, so of course this cafe also makes a mean hot chocolate. There's lots to choose from here, including options with Belgian white chocolate, dark chocolate, milk chocolate and Nutella. Does anything sound better than Nutella hot chocolate? Doubt it.


ChocoSol
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ChocoSol

Where are all my vegans at? This chocolate shop and mini factory, on St. Clair near Dufferin, uses only fair trade beans, is environmentally friendly and offers vegan chocolate. If you visit, you can grab some minimally processed drinking chocolate on site!

Douce France
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Douce France

This grocery store and cafe at Yonge and Eglinton will transport you directly to Paris. It stocks its shelves with treats and foodstuffs from France and exclusively sells hot drinking chocolate from the famous French pastry shop Angelina Paris.

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns

The Best Hot Chocolate in Toronto


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