Where to Find the Best Hot Chocolate in Paris

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Hot chocolate in Paris is different to any other place I’ve ever tried it before. It takes over-indulgence to a whole new level with its thick, rich consistency which is better consumed with a spoon than straight to the lips. It is sinfully delicious and a must when in Paris so here’s a list of the best places to sip on hot chocolate in Paris.


Jean Paul Hévin

In my opinion, Jean Paul Hévin is the king of hot chocolate in Paris offering loyal customers as well as newcomers the best in the city. The flagship store has a chocolate bar upstairs where the chefs whip up each cup individually in front of your very own eyes. Not only has he mastered the traditional hot chocolate to perfection but he has also experimented to offer wicked concoctions such as chili, oyster and spiced ginger which bizarre as they might sound, taste delicious.

231 Rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris | Métro Tuileries



Angelina is where all of the tourists flock as much for the hot chocolate as the exquisite interior. Enjoy a famed chocolat chaud in the belle époque designed tearoom and marvel at the decadence of your surroundings as well as your hot drink. They even serve a white chocolate version which is surprisingly scrumptious and not as sickly as it might sound.

226 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris | Métro Tuileries


Jacques Genin

According to many Jacques Genin serves the best hot chocolate in Paris and it is undeniably delicious.  Its very simple recipe is made from melting the finest Araguani de Valrhona chocolate into hot milk. It comes with a few taster chocolates to try which will undoubtedly whet your appetite for the vast selection of ganaches and pralines which line the counter. Take a few for the road and choose amongst flavours such as chestnut honey, Madagascan vanilla or rosemary.

133 Rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris | Métro Filles du Calvaire

Park Hyatt

Park Hyatt Vendôme

Come winter this luxury 5 star hotel turns its tea salon into an après-ski lounge complete with a wood cabin, sheep skin chairs and snow dusted fern trees. For the ultimate trip to the French Alps without leaving Paris come here for one of their luxury hot chocolates and desserts.

5 Rue de la Paix, 75002 Paris | Métro Opéra

Regina hotel

Hotel Regina

This plush hotel offers a very cozy tearoom to non-guests as well as guests. It sells a variety of Ladurée patisseries and a killer hot chocolate to boot. It is the perfect remedy on a cold winter’s day.

2 Place des Pyramides, 75001 Paris | Métro Palais Royal Musée du Louvre

Cafe de Flore

Photo by Hana of Journey into la Ville Lumière

Café de Flore

This historic café has become an emblem of the Saint Germain area. Most people stop by for its famed reputation to sit in the seats of the 19th century great thinkers and writers who used to congregate here however those in the know talk of its exquisite hot chocolate. It arrives steaming hot with a pot of chantilly cream to taste and is best enjoyed on the terrace on a cold day to really savour every mouthful.

172 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris | Métro Saint Germain des Près



I don’t think there are many people who haven’t heard of Ladurée by now and with its pastel-hued macarons and exquisite array of pastries I am not a bit surprised. However people don’t often come here for the hot chocolate but they really ought to. I would also recommend heading to les Marquis de Ladurée which is dedicated entirely to chocolate and where come the winter months, hot chocolate is served out of little paper blue cups.

Ladurée: 21 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris | Métro Saint Germain des Près or Les Marquis de Ladurée: 14 rue Castiglione, 75001 Paris | Métro Tuileries

Un Dimanche à Paris

Un Dimance à Paris

Un Dimanche à Paris has become famous for its luxury brunch which whilst on the pricier side is said to be worth every penny. Included in the brunch menu is the hot chocolate which is thick and creamy, just as it should be. You needn’t order the brunch to try it and trust me a trip to this pastry shop is well worth it for the hot chocolate alone.

4 Cours du Commerce Saint-André, 75006 Paris | Métro Odéon=”4″]

Photography and words by Faye Bullock

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    September 29, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    I seriously need to star saving!

    Jennifer @ This Off Script Life
    September 15, 2015 at 5:26 am

    My personal favorite is Carette at Place du Trocadero. The hot chocolate is amazing, and the people-watching is even better 🙂

    September 9, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    As I’m reading this from my rental room in Paris- where I’m living through the end of January for school- it’s 75F outside and I’m actually now getting excited for winter, which for a CA girl like me is a big deal! reader meetup in Paris this winter to drink hot chocolate?

    September 9, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    This is being bookmarked for later this year!

    I’ll be in Paris in winter this year so will definitely be in need of a nice hot chocolate.

    Anna C.
    September 9, 2015 at 9:10 am

    I’m going to Paris in the end of September, I’ll save this post for sure!! Love hot chocolate! Thank you for sharing such delicious information 🙂

    Claire @ TallGirlBigWorld
    September 9, 2015 at 5:52 am

    The fact that you actually visited all of these places to compile this post makes me so happy 🙂 Next time I go to Paris, I know what I’ll be drinking!

    Maddy @ Travel Alphas
    September 9, 2015 at 2:35 am

    Ooooo. I might have to visit one or two of these places during my next trip to Paris. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    September 9, 2015 at 2:27 am

    oh… hot chocolate and paris! This sounds amazing. I’ll be going to this city in February so I’ll definitely will have to come back and check it! With love,

    September 9, 2015 at 2:25 am

    I’m still dreaming of that Angelina hot chocolate. I can’t wait to go back and get some more!

    September 9, 2015 at 1:39 am

    I’m surprised you didn’t mention Cafe Deux Maggots – I found their chocolate chaud much richer than Cafe De Flore and L’aduree.

    Camilla @ Summer Isn't Over
    September 8, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    I love both Angelina and Laduree… so indulgent but so delicious!

    Velysia Zhang
    September 8, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    I love chocolate. All of them looks really tempting!

    Laura Mareno
    September 8, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    OMG this list makes me so hungry!! I want to go to Paris SO BAD! kisses!!

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn
    September 8, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Oh yum, these all look so good! Saving this post for the next time I’m in Paris, I’ll be checking out all of these places!

    Tessa at

    Amy M
    September 8, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    I am so SO happy to see a list that has options outside of Angelina!
    My future waistline may not be so grateful for this list though haha xo

    September 8, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    This is so cute. Need to go back to Paris – NEED. Thanks for sharing xo

    PS: I have a blog
    Please check it out lovelies it would mean the world xxxx

    September 8, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Ok, now HERE is a Paris list that I needed!

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    September 8, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    I’ve been to Paris several times and I still can’t get enough of Angelina, Cafe de Flore and Laduree 🙂 Definitely my go to cafes for some hot chocolate 🙂

    September 8, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    These look delicious! And this post is making me crave Autumn even stronger than before 🙂

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    September 8, 2015 at 9:45 am

    I’ve been to Regina once! My friend was staying there! Such an awesome hotel!

    September 8, 2015 at 8:20 am


    This is one of my favorites post so far!

    Thank you for sharing this with us!

    Jenn (Ready Jet Set)
    September 8, 2015 at 8:17 am

    I’m so excited about this whole Paris series. I just booked tickets last week and I’ve been saving every post for reference! Can’t wait to try all these yummy things!

    Growing Positive
    September 8, 2015 at 7:59 am

    Oo yummy! Do love a good cuppa’ hot chocolate. Waiting for christmas and I’ll be on my way there before you know it 😉 haha

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