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Chocoholics Unite: 4 Best Spots for Hot Chocolate

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at McGill chapter.

As the nights get colder and the snow starts to pile up, it’s hard to resist the urge to wrap yourself in your coziest blankets and watch Netflix for the day, all while sipping a warm drink. At the mention of snow and dipping temperatures, one of the first things that come to mind is a warm cup of hot chocolate. Luckily, Montreal is home to numerous notable chocolatiers and cafés guaranteed to satisfy your chocolate cravings. While it may be tempting to hibernate for the rest of the semester, these hot chocolate joints are surely worth the venture outside.

1. Juliette et Chocolat

Conveniently located on Saint Laurent and Prince Arthur, this popular dessert restaurant is a rite of passage for all chocolate lovers. Last semester, we hosted Her Campus WPUNJ at Juliette et Chocolat for some tasty chocolate treats. Their extensive menu includes savory and dessert crepes, brownies, fondant and of course, hot chocolate. Rather than using powder straight off the grocery store shelf, they melt milk (or dark) chocolate to create a fuller and richer blend of flavour. If you’re in a rush or want to enjoy your beverage in the comfort of your own home, you can easily ask for a cup to go. However, if you’re already there, you might as well satisfy your sweet tooth and stay for a caramel fondant.

2. Cacao 70

Cacao 70’s third location in Montreal, on Parc and Milton, recently opened at the beginning of the semester. An entire page of their menu is dedicated to their many varieties of hot chocolate. My personal favourite is their ‘Dark Frozen’ hot chocolate, which is served with melted dark chocolate drizzle and topped with chocolate ice cream. Pair your drink of choice with one of their warm golden waffles for the perfect winter day treat.  

3. Suite 88 Chocolatier

With its sleek and shiny interior, Suite 88 has become a noteworthy chocolate destination in downtown Montreal. They host a large selection of unique hot chocolate creations made from a pure milk, white or dark chocolate base. If you’re looking for a twist on the traditional hot chocolate, try their unique pumpkin spice hot chocolate. Although Suite 88 is a tad on the pricier side, it’s definitely worth the splurge on a cold winter day.

4. Café Névé 

This hidden gem in the plateau is a popular study spot often packed with students. Aside from their great coffee and freshly baked cookies, they also put together a delicious hot chocolate. So, grab your readings for the week and settle into this charming café for the day, with your warm cup of ‘chocolat chaud’ in hand.


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