Ah, winter — aka time for a cup of hot chocolate. There’s no arguing that a nice cup of hot chocolate always does the trick to warm you up — that’s why we’ve rounded up some of the best places to get a cup of hot chocolate in Hoboken and Jersey City. Keep reading if you want more than a typical cup of Swiss Miss and more of the traditional hot chocolate.
Disclaimer: This is a growing list. please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you know of another restaurant that serves it! Please also contact the restaurants directly to confirm that the drink hasn’t been removed from the menu.
Blue Eyes | 525 Sinatra Drive
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.
Bluestone Lane | 409 Washington Street
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 the traditional hot chocolate with steamed, silky milk, cocoa mix, micro-foam + a cocoa dusting, or the “Milo” with malted chocolate + steamed whole milk.
Cafe Vista | 527 Monroe Street Hoboken & 177 York Street, Jersey City
(Photo credit: @cafevistahoboken)
Cafe Vista’s hot chocolate is as pretty as they come – it’s only right, have you seen the inside of this place? Its sister location in Jersey City has the same Insta-worthy vibes.
Carpe Diem | 1405 Grand Street
Seeking an adult version of your fave childhood drink? Carpe Diem has you covered with the spiked hot chocolate made with Kahlúa (and it’s delish).
Chango Kitchen | 301 Willow Avenue
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Stop in Chango Kitchen for Cuban-style brunch and top it off with a good coffee or sweet hot chocolate topped with cinnamon.
Hidden Grounds | 700 Garden Street + 79 Hudson Street, Hoboken & 276 1st Street + 148 First Street, Jersey City
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Hidden Grounds has truly mastered the art of esthetically pleasing hot cocoa. Each of the cafes has its own inviting seating area plus free Wifi. Altogether, it sounds like the recipe for a perfectly cozy afternoon!
Jefferson’s Coffee | 534 Washington Street + 1001 Madison Street
Next time you stop into either of the Jefferson’s Coffee locations, opt for the hot chocolate with marshalls instead of a warm brew, trust us.
La Bouche | 207 Washington Street
La Bouche is known for its French-Mediterranean fare, but it is also known for something else — hot chocolate. Topped with powdered cocoa, this hot beverage is a great treat on a chilly Mile Square day.
La Isla | 104 Washington Street + 25 12th Street
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.
Thomas’s Ice Cream Cafe | 214 Jefferson Street
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Handmade ice cream and handmade hot chocolate – could you want anything more? While you’re there, enjoy a warm pie.
Busy Bee Organics | 451 Palisade Avenue
This S’mores hot chocolate option contains is house-made ginger cookie rim with either grass-fed milk or vegan coconut milk with a toasted marshmallow on top.
Milk Sugar Love | 19 McWilliams Place
For a fun dash of extra sweetness, Milk Sugar Love makes the hot coca with a giant homemade Vanilla Bean Marshmallow.
The Cottage | 136 Monticello Avenue
While this is an eggnog latte from The Cottage, it’s definitely noteworthy.