10 Spots for a Decadent

Cup of Hot Chocolate

‘Tis the season for hot chocolate! It's time for a rich cup of chocolaty goodness to beat the winter blues and satisfy your sweet tooth. During the wintertime, hot chocolate is definitely a necessity for your soul and happiness. With the cold weather quickly approaching, we are in dire need of a hot beverage that will feel like a warm hug. From classic styles to more fun and funky creations, there are plenty of places in Montreal to indulge in a sweet, velvety cup of hot chocolate. Here are some great spots below: 

Au Festin de Babette

This cute little neighborhood hangout is known for their Parisian style brunch, and they also specialize in delicious hot chocolates. They have three categories to choose from – Dark, White, and Grands Crus Valhrona. They offer unique creations, such as Le Babette, which consists of 55% chocolate with ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom, or Le Chocolat Orange, which consists of 55% chocolate and pressed orange. If you're bold and love a spicy kick, try Le Dante – white chocolate with espelette pepper. Whatever you choose, each drink is a true chocolaty delight!

Location: 4085 St Denis St, Montreal, QC H2W 2M7

Hours: Monday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

             Wednesday – Friday, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

             Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Website: https://www.festindebabette.com/menu/

Patrice Pâtissier 

This is one of the best pastry shops with one-of-a-kind desserts opened by Québec's well-known pastry chef, Patrice Demers. Besides the fine, delicious pastries served at this elegant shop, they also offer a decadent cup hot chocolate. The secret to creating this perfect beverage is by using the finest quality chocolate. Patrice uses 72% Araguani chocolate mixed in heated milk with a hint of vanilla and a perfect balance of spices. For a sinful addition, you can add caramel mousse on top. A real chocolaty treat!

Location: 2360 Notre-Dame St W, Montreal, QC H3J 1N4

Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 10:30 AM – 6:30 PM

              Saturday, 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM, Sunday, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Website: http://patricepatissier.ca

Juliette et Chocolat

Open since 2003, this is the ultimate go-to for all things chocolate. Juliette's passion and dedication for chocolate have made her business into a big success, with multiple locations across Montreal. It is no surprise that her shops are always packed with people, especially during the wintertime. Her hot chocolates are like a hug in a cup and will surely warm your soul. There are many hot chocolate options on the menu, as well as some new, fun creations. You can opt for a classic grandma style - thick and velvety hot chocolate made with your choice of 77% dark, 55% dark, 33% milk or white chocolate. Or, you can go for a more wild concoction, like the Campfire – made with their thick hot chocolate smoked with wood chips and served with a brownie and toasted marshmallow skewer. A true chocolate delicacy for your heart and soul!

Location: Multiple locations

Hours: Varies depending on location

Website: https://www.julietteetchocolat.com

Café Myriade

This place is mostly known for their coffee, but did you know they have a delicious hot chocolate beverage? It's called "the sipping chocolate" and it literally feels like you’re drinking a cup of melted chocolate. It's made with 3.8% milk and 70% chocolate, and the result is a thick, decadent cup of chocolaty heaven. It is served in an espresso cup, but be warned – it's for serious chocolate lovers only!

Location: 1000 Saint-Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H3B 5L2

                  4627 St Denis St, Montreal, QC H2J 2L4

                  1432 Mackay St, Montreal, QC H3G 2H7

Hours: Varies depending on location

Website: http://www.cafemyriade.com/wp/

La Distributrice

Come and try one of the best hot chocolate in North America's tiniest coffee shop! This is a hole in the wall (literally), and the size is comparable to a counter. It's located just West of metro Mont Royal and it's especially great for those who are always on the go. Nothing fancy here – just a few drinks made exceptionally well. This tiny spot is known among locals for their great coffee, but they are also known for their delectable hot chocolate, which is made with fine, high-quality ingredients. Raw, extra bitter chocolate is steamed in milk for a real tasting hot chocolate. It's not that sweet, so you really get the taste of the cocoa. It's a great pit stop before exploring the Plateau!

Location: 408 Mont-Royal Ave E, Montreal, QC H2J 1W1

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

             Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Website: https://www.facebook.com/ladistributrice/

Café de' Mercanti

This charming Italian café serves up excellent coffee and a rich, Italian style hot chocolate. They make their chocolaty beverage with cocoa imported from Italy, milk, sugar, and a little bit of potato starch for added thickness. Make sure to have one their scrumptious desserts to complement your drink; their carrot cake is to die for! Your sweet tooth will be extra satisfied.

Location: 6128 Monkland Ave, Montreal, QC H4A 1H4

                  350 Rue Notre-Dame Est #1, Montréal, QC H2Y 1C7

Hours: Everyday from 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM (NDG)

             Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

             Saturday & Sunday 7:30 – 5:00 PM (Old Port)

Website: https://www.cafedemercanti.com

Noir Chocolat

This specialty chocolate shop is a hidden gem located in the Plateau. They offer tasty and creative homemade treats, from raspberry marshmallows, cakes, cookies, truffles, praline balls, caramels, and more! They also offer a rich and divine cup of hot chocolate, made with a combination of 64% dark chocolate, milk, and cream. It's like a cup of heaven hugging your soul!

Location: 4475 Rue Marquette, Montréal, QC H2J 3X9

Hours: Wednesday – Thursday, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

              Friday, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

              Saturday & Tuesday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Website: https://noirchocolat.ca/

Cacao 70

I don't know about you, but I've always dreamt of finding a golden ticket in a chocolate bar and visiting Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. Lucky for us, we come pretty close to one in Montreal with Cacao 70's chocolate factory! They started off as a chocolate bar and quickly expanded their shops across Canada, and now they have their very own factory where they make their chocolate! They select the best chocolate beans from different parts of the world, have it sent to Montreal where they are roasted and refined, and then they are molded and carefully packaged! But you don't have to go all the way to their factory to get a delicious taste of their chocolate. They have a few sweet shops located throughout the city with a menu that offers 9 different kinds of hot chocolate. The CACAO 70 Factory Hot Chocolate consists of melted dark chocolate made in their Montreal factory, served in a snifter glass with dark or milk hot chocolate base on the side. They also have options that stray away from the traditional beverage, such as the Black Sesame Hot Cocoa. Be right back, taste buds are about to go on a chocolate adventure! 

Location: Multiple locations

Hours: Varies depending on location

Website: https://cacao70.com/

La Diperie

Are you someone who likes having a lot of choices to choose from? Then La Diperie is for you! Although they are famous for their dipped ice cream, they offer a huge variety of hot chocolate concoctions during the wintertime. They have 30 (yes, 30!) different hot chocolate combinations, with flavours ranging from cookie dough, dulce de leche, hazelnut praline and more. They'll even go all out by covering the rims of the cups with chocolate and cookie crumbles! Make sure to bring the kids here; they'll go wild for these creations!

Location: Multiple locations

Hours: Varies depending on location

Website: https://www.ladiperie.com/

C'Chocolat

I've mentioned C'chocolat as being one of the best dessert spots in Montreal, so it is no surprise that they have a great selection of hot chocolates as well. This is a place where you can take your sweet beverage up a notch with their fun creations. The C'Fleur de Sel includes your choice of dark, white, or milk chocolate with a shot of salted butter caramel, while the C'Choco Oreo is a rich and smooth hot chocolate with whipped cream and crushed Oreo cookies. They even have a vegan hot chocolate called Faux Chô, which is made with a creamy blend of almond milk and 100% cacao. For an extra $3, you can spike your hot chocolate for a more "grown-up" version! A chocolate overdose well worth it!

Location: 1255 Bishop St, Montreal, QC H3G 2E2

Hours: Sunday – Thursday, 11 AM – 11 PM

             Friday & Saturday, 11 AM – 12 AM

Website: https://www.cchocolat.ca

 

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