Looking for the yummiest hot chocolate in DC? You’re in luck! There are quite a few restaurants, cafes and bakeries in the district serving delicious hot cocoa, and we found four that use indulgent ingredients and unexpected toppings.
So put down your mug of instant cocoa, grab your parka and head out with the kids for the tastiest hot chocolate in DC you’ve ever had!
Guests can enjoy one of Café Chocolat’s signature iced and hot chocolates one of three ways: dark, milk or white. While you’re there, check out their assortment of fresh sweet and savory pastries as well as a seasonal chocolate fondue called DC S’mores. (Can you guess what it’s served with?) 1423 H St. NW, Washington, DC 20005
The holidays are a perfect time for tasty treats, and we’re not just talking about the Kouign-amann, canelés and croissants made in-house at this globally-inspired bakery! Their thick European-style hot chocolate is made from dark chocolate (70% cocoa) and garnished with two cardamom-flavored marshmallows. 705 8th St. SE, Washington, DC 20003
This Adams Morgan coffeehouse has a long list of winter warmers on its menu, but for hot cocoa lovers, we recommend the lavender or mint hot chocolate. Both versions feature house-made syrups and chocolate and can be whipped up with dairy-free steamed oat or almond milk, if you’d like. 2459 18th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
For hot chocolate made without chocolate, head over to The Pretzel Bakery. Their unique take on hot chocolate is a simple combination of Nutella, milk and cinnamon. If you get hungry, grab one of their famous handmade pretzels for the road. 257 15th St. SE, Washington DC 20003