• Hot Chocolate in Hoboken: A List of The Best Spots

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    Ah, winter. Fighting the post-holiday blues, Hoboken turning into Snowboken, and freeeeezing temps. There’s no arguing that a nice cup of hot chocolate {or hot cocoa if ya fancy} always does the trick to warm you up — that’s why we’ve rounded up the BEST places to get a cup of hot chocolate in Hoboken. Keep reading if you want more than a typical cup of Swiss Miss and more of the real thing. Here are the best places for a cup of hot chocolate in Hoboken:

    For When You Want a Classic: Schnackenberg’s {1110 Washington Street}

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    If you’re looking for a classic but oh-so-delicious cup of hot chocolate, {in a cute, old-fashioned diner setting} look no further than Schnackenberg’s. Pair your cup of warm chocolatey goodness with one {or more, not judging} of their homemade doughnuts.

    For When You’re Feeling Adventurous: Zafra {301 Willow Avenue}

    Warm up with two drinks that are NOT your typical hot cocoa. Zafra offers two unique hot chocolates, the Chocolate Venezolano Caliente {a spiced hot Venezuelan Bucare chocolate} and the Chocolate Ecuatoriano Pacari con Machica {a spiced Ecuadorian Pacari chocolate that is organic + bodyanic, thickened with toasted barley flour}. #YUM.

    For When You Want Booze in Your Hot Cocoa: Carpe Diem {1405 Grand Street}

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    Seeking an adult version of your fave childhood drink? Carpe Diem has you covered with their spiked hot chocolate made with Kahlúa {and it’s delish}.

    READ: Outdoor Winter Activities Near Hoboken + Jersey City

    For When You Want Something Sweet After Your Avocado Toast: Bluestone Lane {409 Washington Street}

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    Bluestone Lane has delish coffee, juices, and award-winning avocado toast, but don’t let this trendy/healthy coffee shop fool you — they have super yummy hot chocolate, too. Try their traditional hot chocolate with steamed, silky milk, cocoa mix, micro foam + a cocoa dusting or the “Milo” with malted chocolate + steamed whole milk.

    For When You Want Some Along With Your Breakfast: SunnySide Cafe + Eatery {79 Hudson Street}

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    Pair your breakfast with SunnySide Cafe’s decadent hot chocolate that is topped with roasted marshmallows {read: literally tastes like s’mores in a cup}.

    For When You Want Hot Chocolate At ANY Time of Day: Malibu Diner {257 14th Street}

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    Grab a burger, disco fries, onion rings, a gyro {or anything really — it is a diner after all} and pair it with some hot chocolate because, duh. Not to mention, the Malibu is open 24/7 which means it’s acceptable to satisfy your hot chocolate craving at any time of the day.

    For When You Want Some After a Hearty Cuban Meal: La Isla {104 Washington Street + 25 12th Street}

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    Wash down that churrasco, rice, and beans with some flan and warm hot chocolate for dessert at La Isla where everything {at both locations} is delish.

    See More: The Best Doughnuts in Hoboken, Jersey City, + Bayonne

    For When You Want It Dairy-Free: Bucket & Bay Craft Gelato {153 1st Street}

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    Bucket & Bay’s hot cocoa is made with chocolate ganache that is completely dairy-free and you can add dairy-free milk in such as macadamia, almond, oat + more to make it the yummiest vegan treat.

    For When You Want It With Nutella: Blue Eyes {525 Sinatra Drive}

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    Ok, so this isn’t technically hot chocolate but Blue Eyes’ Nutella Cappuccino is too good not to mention. Just think of this as a little added bonus if you want a bit more pizzaz on your list because, NUTELLA.


    Do you have a go-to place for hot chocolate in Hoboken? Share with us in the comments!

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    Briana is a born-and-raised Hoboken Girl who embraces both the new and old aspects of the Mile Square. She’s a freelance writer, works in social media, and more importantly (but not really) — a cat lover and total foodie. When she’s not working, she can be found convincing herself to buy something at Sephora or Target, eating mussels with her fiancé at Leo’s, or planning her next Disney vacation.

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