The best hot chocolate in Paris


When the days get darker and winter chills set in there’s nothing quite like cozying up with a good cup of hot chocolate. Paris is home to many a famous chocolatier, and consequently some of the world’s most delicious cocoa. Here are six addresses for the best hot chocolate in Paris!

1. Un Dimanche à Paris

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Make your way down a charming cobblestone passageway to Un Dimanche à Paris, just next to Odéon metro station for some of the best hot chocolate in Paris. This cozy yet open space is part restaurant, part tea house and part pastry/chocolate shop. The fully-stocked food boutique features specialty goods from all over France.

They’re especially known for their sweet treats, and the famous hot chocolate bar. You can choose from several different flavors and combinations, all while watching master chefs and chocolatiers at work in their open kitchen. If you’re eager to get back out and explore, why not take your hot chocolate to go and join our Saint-Germain tour!

practical information:
un dimanche a paris – 4, 8 Cour du Commerce Saint-André, 75006 Paris
metro station: odeon
opening hours: tuesday – saturday 12PM//9:45PM
open sunday and monday 12PM//8PM
price range: €€€

2. Les Deux Magots

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Thanks to former regulars like Hemingway, Simone de Beauvoir and F. Scott Fitzgerald, this chic café in the Saint-Germain quarter is still one of the city’s most famous. While most people head there to snap a photograph, Les Deux Magots is worth a sit-down. Thick, creamy and oh so chocolatey, their hot chocolate is one of the best in Paris. Enjoy a mug on their heated terrasse or head indoors for a traditional Parisian brasserie setting.

Practical Information:
les Deux Magots – 6 place saint Germain des pres 75006, paris
Metro station: saint-Germain-des-pres
Opening hours: open daily 7:30am//1am
Price range: €€€

3. Chocolaterie Jacques Génin

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If you’re looking for the best hot chocolate in Paris, it makes sense to go straight to the source. In this case, chocolaterie Jacques Génin is about as close as you can get! This little shop is located in the trendy Marais neighborhood, and has a modern look and cool vibe to match.

A self-taught chocolatier, Jacques Génin has taken the Parisian chocolate world by storm across every category: truffles, chocolate bars, and of course, his famous hot chocolate. Rich, warm and comforting, a cup of this hot cocoa will warm you up from the inside out.

practical information:
chocolaterie jacques génin – 133 rue de turenne 75003 paris
metro station: filles du calvaire
opening hours: tuesday – sunday 11AM//7PM
price range: €€

4. Angelina

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Angelina is easily the most famous spot on my guide to the best hot chocolate in Paris. And for good reason! A legendary Parisian pastry and chocolate shop, Angelina has been around since 1903.

Their original location on Rue de Rivoli pays homage to the brand’s origins – it is decked out in true Art Nouveau style and complete with glimmering chandeliers, exquisite painted ceilings and crown moldings. This is a chic place to have brunch or your afternoon tea/hot chocolate fix in an elegant setting. Plus, their delightful French pastries shouldn’t be missed, especially the world-renowned Mont-Blanc! If you don’t want to queue up for the best hot chocolate in Paris, head to their smaller location in the Jardin du Luxembourg.

5. Café Central

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If you want to taste some of the best hot chocolate in Paris in a traditional café setting, head to laid back Café Central. Located at the corner of bustling Rue Cler in Paris’ 7th arrondissement, the jazzy, casual atmosphere has made Café Central a local favorite. Their expansive terrasse lets you people-watch in one of the city’s busiest area’s. And is the perfect spot to lounge under the summer sunshine or cozy up in winter when they crank up the overhead heaters!

While somewhat unusual for a corner café to have a great hot chocolate, Café Central defies the norm and serves up one of the most delicious cocoas in the city. Incredibly rich, they use real chocolate and cream to create a truly decadent beverage. A hot chocolate from the Central is easily enough for two, plus the servings are generous!

practical information:
café central – 40 rue cler 75007 paris
metro station: ecole militaire
opening hours: open daily 7AM//1AM
price range: €€€

6. Charles Chocolatier

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At Charles Chocolatier, you won’t just find some of the best hot chocolate in Paris, but a deep commitment to natural ingredients and sustainable chocolate consumption. They make chocolate in all forms: truffles, bars, chocolate covered fruit, ice cream, and of course, the drinkable variety!

All of Charles Chocolatier’s ingredients are natural, and no preservatives or artificial sweeteners are added. If you like your chocolate bittersweet, this is the best hot chocolate in Paris for you. The intense chocolate flavor balances on the border between too bitter and just right, but is always perfectly executed.

Located in the busy Montorgeuil neighborhood, Charles Chocolatier makes a great place to stop in and enjoy a hot cocoa after a day of exploring the close by Marais or Les Halles. Join one of our guided walking tours to discover more about these unmissable Parisian neighborhoods!

practical information:
charles chocolatier – 15 rue montorgeuil 75001 paris
metro station: etienne marcel
opening hours: open daily 10AM//7:45PM
price range: €€

Well, now you know where to find the best hot chocolate in Paris! Which one will you try first?

I hope you’ve enjoyed this article and that it has been helpful to you.

See you soon in Paris!

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