The Best Hot Chocolate in Brooklyn (Updated 2022)

By Elizabeth Kohen | January 11, 2022

With these frigid temps, who needs an excuse to take a cozy break with some piping hot cocoa? The time is now. If you’re out and about in Brooklyn craving some warmth and chocolate, here are the best spots to hit.

Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain

513 Henry St. at Sackett St., Carroll Gardens

Take a step back in time with a visit to Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain and stay for the hot chocolate menu. When you order a decadent hot chocolate, you can choose from whole or oat milk, get it dusted in shaved chocolate, or add whipped cream, toasted marshmallow or a gingersnap cookie. In the mood for something different? Try the salty-caramel version, a frozen hot chocolate, hot malted milk or the butterbeer—fresh whipped cream, frothed milk, warm caramel and a splash of seltzer.

Sunday in Brooklyn

348 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg

You can always count on inventive drinks at Sunday in Brooklyn, and their cocoa-y, cinnamon-y hot chocolate does not disappoint. Did we mention it’s dairy free? If you stop by during winter, you might find a hot chocolate-inspired cocktail on their Snowday pop-up menu. This year, we really enjoyed the hot beet cocoa.

Photo courtesy of Jacques Torres

Jacques Torres Chocolate

66 Water St., Dumbo

For one of the richest cups of hot chocolate in Brooklyn (or anywhere), Jacques Torres has you covered. If you want a cup with a kick, try the Wicked Spicy Hot Chocolate with 60% dark chocolate and a secret blend of spices that include chipotle chili peppers and ground ancho. Paired with their famously delicious chocolate chip cookies, all your chocolate dreams will come true.

Dough Doughnuts

646 Vanderbilt Ave., Prospect Heights

Indulge in a sweet, flavorful mug of hot chocolate made with a blend of chocolates (whipped cream optional) at Dough Doughnuts. You can’t leave without also trying their famous doughnuts (toasted coconut, dulce de leche, cheesecake, and hibiscus are among our favorites) or doughka (babka made with doughnut dough) fresh from the oven.

Devoción Coffee

276 Livingston St., Downtown Brooklyn & 69 Grand St. at Wythe Ave., Williamsburg

Don’t let the name fool you. Though Devoción Coffee is technically a coffee shop, they have a tasty milk-based hot chocolate made from Amedei Toscano Black 70% dark chocolate. Pair it with pain au chocolat for added indulgence.

Photo courtesy of The Chocolate Room Brooklyn and @theboroughbred on Instagram

Chocolate Room

269 Court St., Cobble Hill & 51 Fifth Ave., Park Slope

Chocolate Room offers a large mug of “classic hot cocoa” (38% milk chocolate infused with Madagascar Vanilla) that is smooth and milky or a smaller ‘cuddle cup’ of “dark hot chocolate” (60% bittersweet Belgian chocolate) that is rich and decadent; you can also opt for “spiced dark hot chocolate” with ancho and chipotle chiles for an added kick. Or, if you prefer your hot chocolate frozen and topped with whipped cream, they’ve got you covered. Servers will also likely bring you an amuse-bouche to accompany your drink as an added treat.

Van Leeuwen

81 Bergen St., Boerum Hill & 620 Manhattan Ave., Greenpoint, 204 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg & 550 Vanderbilt Ave., Prospect Heights

Van Leeuwen is known for their use of specialty organic ingredients like 99% cacao “drops” of Michel Cluizel chocolate, whole milk, and a touch of sugar, topped with homemade whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream.

$4/cup (+ $2 for a scoop of ice cream)

Hot chocolate in glass mug

Photo courtesy of Mirror Tea House

Mirror Tea House

575 Union St., Gowanus

For a spicy hot chocolate seasoned with cinnamon, cayenne, and nutmeg or a specialty ginger hot chocolate, stop into this cozy, quirky spot. Mirror Tea House also offers banana milk tea and Nel drip coffee.

Colson Patisserie

253 36th St. (Industry City), Sunset Park & 374 9th St., Park Slope

For those who like their hot chocolate not too sweet, Colson Patisserie has the perfect cup for you. It’s ideal for dunking one of their delicious award-winning French-Belgian pastries.

Fine & Raw Chocolate Factory

70 Scott Ave., East Williamsburg

Stop by Fine & Raw Chocolate Factory for a mug of artisanal hot chocolate made from sustainably-sourced chocolate beans that are minimally processed and still contain all their enzymes and nutrients. This handmade and organic vegan hot chocolate made from raw chocolate is rich and creamy… and, dare we say, healthy!

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