“Old-fashioned” hot chocolate, gourmet hot chocolate with marshmallows, hot chocolate with a strong taste, no matter your definition of "best hot chocolate", you'll be able to find it in Paris.
With dozens of great chocolate makers and star pastry chefs offering them in their tearooms, chocolate revisited by the greatest gourmands in brasseries and restaurants, our city counts up to dozens of places where you can enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, but they are not all worthy.
Discover our selection of hot chocolates to try this winter 2019-2020 (and all year around) in Paris!
The best hot chocolates in Paris by chocolate-makers:
Hot chocolate by Manufacture Ducasse
To discover in the Champeaux restaurant, the bistro of Maison Ducasse at the Forum des Halles, the hot chocolate is served from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and with a pastry of the chef including the soufflés known for their lightness!
Hot chocolate by Lindt
The famous Swiss chocolate maker Lindt is in Paris with a big store in Place de l’Opéra. Chocolate lovers, Lindt goes all out… and even offers a chocolate bar!
Hot chocolate by Edwart Chocolatier is worth the trip! This Parisian chocolate factory opened in October 2014 and only works Grand Cru "Pure Plantation" chocolates. It's rather strong in the mouth but smooth and will please chocolate lovers, especially since you can buy chocolate tablets to make your own hot cocoa at home.
Hot chocolate by La Manufacture Cluizel
At Michel Cluizel, hot chocolate is creamy, made every morning with two simple but thoroughly selected ingredients. The recipe of his hot chocolate? Kayambe Dark 72% cocoa chocolate and skimmed or whole milk heated in a hot chocolate pot!
The best hot chocolates by pastry chefs in Paris:
Mogador hot chocolate by Pierre Hermé
Best Pastry Chef in the world, our picasso of pastry, Pierre Hermé provides delicious hot chocolates in his tearooms set in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Beaupassage and on the Champs-Elysées! The Mogador version (with passion fruit) is a true rediscovery to enjoy for €12 (€6 to take away!).
Hot chocolate by Cédric Grolet
The best pastry chef in the world offers a delicious hote chocolate to enjoy on the spot at his Cédric Grolet Opéra tearoom for 8 euros or to take away for 7euros. Not too sweet and very smooth, it stays in the mouth for a few minutes and is likely to delight everyone.
Hot chocolate by Yann Couvreur
Yann Couvreur, former chef at Prince de Galles, has opened his patisserie-tearroms where he provides delights to take away. His hot chocolate (€5) is delicious, comforting, a bit liquid but very chocolatey... Yet, we can't say no to his delighting Kouign-Amann and his pastries!
“African” hot chocolate by Angelina
Pay about €8 for a very thick hot chocolate prepared at Angelina. The three cocoas coming from African (Nigeria, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire) are especially blended for Angelina with a recipe kept secret since 1903 and served with whipped cream.
Hot chocolate by Cyril Lignac
Nestled in Paris 11th arrondissement, Cyril Lignac and Benoit Couvrand’s coffee and pastry shop delights cocoa lovers thanks to chocolatey pastries for €5.50 and viennoiseries from €1.50 to €3 and a hot chocolate for €5 to enjoy on the spot or to take away.
Hot chocolate by Pouchkine
Calling all hot chocolate fans, Café Pouchkine offers us a delicious experience with the old-fashioned hot chocolate served in a steel hot chocolate pot. When it arrives, the waiter whips the chocolate to make its more liquid before pouring it in the cups.
The best original hot chocolates in Paris:
Hot chocolate by Hoct&Loca
Perhaps our favorite chocolate. You're offered to choose your hot chocolate in one of the 6 chocolate fountains. You're brought the milk and a small whisk, and voilà... You do the hot chocolate you like for 5 euros and you can top it with whipped cream for an extra euro. Gourmands can enjoy it with a waffle, served with chocolate, fresh fruits or ice cream.
Hot chocolate by Karamel
Karamek is the place to be for... caramel fans in Paris, and for his hot chocolate, Nicolas Haelewyn offers a milky drink for 5euros served with caramel to melt (if you want or to eat besides), along with a Kararolls, a brioche filled with caramel for 3.50 euros!
Hot chocolate by Maison Aleph
Maison Aleph reinterprets hot chocolate with three spices, cardamom, cinnamon and a bit of nutmeg for a travel towards the modern senses of the Levantine pastry. This is the perfect drink to sip while nibbling on the "Nids voyage", a pastry with molded and golden crisp filled with dry fruit paste, confit, coffee or chocolate.
Hot Chocolate flavored with Matcha by Toraya, if you like matcha, go to Toraya. In this Japanese tearoom, hot chocolate is based on organic soy milk and mixed with matcha tea. Available for 7.9 euros, it's perfect paired with Namagashi, small traditional sweet bites in Japan. Careful, they often change and promise a different gustatory travel each time!
Hot chocolate by Emkipop is a way to take you down memory lane! Specialized in frozen lollypops, Emkipop came up with an exclusive hot chocolate. You're given a frozen chocolate stick, a small pot of milk of your choice and it's up to you to melt your chocolate. There's cow milk, almond milk, oats milk... But the hardest part is not to bite into chocolate and end up with a cup of warm milk!
Hot chocolate by Mado à Paris is served in a spot on rue de Rivoli. This tearoom provides very tasty madeleines and an incredible hot chocolate, very creamy based on whole milk with chocolate likely to delight everyone.
You have no more excuse to complain about the cold!