With the L.A. temperatures still running chilly, there is nothing quite like a hot cup of cocoa to keep you warm. And these spots all around town do it right. Here are 5 Hot Chocolate drinks to try in Los Angeles now.
This is a must if you’re a hot chocolate lover! Cafe Demitasse is known for their decadent lavender hot chocolate. They say some people eat with their eyes, but some people drink with their eyes too! Look at how inviting the toasted warm marshmallow is. Their chocolate mix uses E. Guittard’s Cocoa Rouge, blended together with vanilla beans and sugar. With multiple locations around town, you’ll have lots of options.
Muliple locations, cafedemitasse.com, @cafe_demitasse
If you’ve never gotten a taste for authentic Mexican hot chocolate, we’ve got you covered. Guelaguetza has got authenticity down! The whole restaurant will bring you right into Mexico’s state of Oaxaca with their tasty menu, but after a full meal – this is where you want to grab a hot chocolate for dessert.
3014 W. Olympic Blvd., 213-427-0608, www.ilovemole.com, @laguelaguetza
Traditional hot chocolate will never go out of style, but let’s be real – it’s nice to get a little creative with it sometimes. This is where Spazio Cafe comes into play. Spazio is known for their Italian espresso bar, but also for their variety of hot chocolates. With six options that you clearly cannot go wrong with, you’ll get to choose from classic, white chocolate, dark chocolate, cinnamon-orange chocolate, hazelnut chocolate and coconut chocolate.
1511 Montana Ave., 424-229-5959, spaziocaffeofficial.com
This one’s for the chocolate lovers who have double the sweet tooth. Located in Santa Monica, Churros Calientes offers sweets on top of just your favorite hot chocolate. Surely you can order just a cup, but it’d be hard to walk out of the store without some fresh warm churros to dip them into it.
11521 Santa Monica Blvd., 424-248-3890, churroscalientes.com, @churroscalientes
Calling all chocolate lovers! In the heart of Culver City, Choco Vivo provides all things a chocolate lover can dream of. Their menu is a bit more innovative, with a 3 step process. You can choose from sipping hot chocolate (European style, thick and creamy), traditional, iced hot chocolate and even frozen hot chocolate. Did I mention they have a dark chocolate tasting bar?
12469 Washington Blvd., 310-845-6259, chocovivo.com, @chocovivo_la
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