There are so many places in Boston to get a quality cup of hot chocolate. But south of Boston, there are also cafes worth sitting down at and savoring a cup of their hot cocoa as well. Whether it’s casual restaurants to get your hot beverage to go or sit-down spots to catch up with friends and family over eggs and your favorite hot drinks, the following locations have standout hot chocolate.
Coffee Break Cafe
12 Old Colony Ave.
Quincy, MA 02170
Coffee Break Café features delicious handmade coffee drinks, but its hot chocolate is also a highlight on the menu. Coffee Break prides itself on using three different types of high-quality chocolate in the hot cocoa or the frozen cocoa drink it creates. Besides satisfying beverages, the cafe also has baked goods, including muffins or bagels, as well as pastries, oatmeal and breakfast sandwiches.
1253 Hancock St.
Quincy, MA 02169
Featuring a few locations south of Boston including in Quincy, Gunther Tooties Bagel was established in 1992, with its first restaurant in Pembroke. It serves up traditional New York-style bagels plus plenty of other breakfast and lunch favorites like baked goods, pastries and sandwiches. Then there is a lengthy beverage list, which has micro-roasted specialty coffees, espresso drinks, teas, smoothies and a few frozen drinks as well. But make sure to get the rich and tasty hot chocolate or white chocolate drinks it has, which are sure to satisfy.
34 Whiting St
Hingham, MA 02043
Another café that has locations spread out South of Boston is Marylou’s. This spot has every drink you could ever ask for to start your day off on a great note. Find specialty ice teas, frozen drinks, gourmet hot coffee and so much more. There are a couple of sizes of the hot chocolate topped with whipped cream as well at this hip spot.
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Water Street Cafe
25 Water St.
Plymouth, MA 02360
Water Street Cafe has served the Plymouth-area locals and visitors breakfast and lunch for over 10 years. Feast on French toast, steak and eggs, or even one of the signature sandwiches like the Cuban, Rachel or BLT. There are brunch favorites to sip like bloody Marys or mimosas, along with coffee, tea, soda, chocolate milk and the list goes on. You will also love warming up over a cup of hot apple cider or the hot chocolate at this local restaurant, which is open daily starting at 5:30 a.m.
The Hot Chocolate Sparrow
5 Old Colony Way
Orleans, MA 02653
The Hot Chocolate Sparrow started as a candy store in 1989 in North Eastham but through the years, it has expanded amongst Cape Cod and even opened up an inviting cafe in the area. The Hot Chocolate Sparrow features coffee from around the world plus plenty of desserts to satisfy a sweet tooth. Who wouldn’t want a steaming cup of hot chocolate, smothered with whipped cream and drizzled with chocolate sauce? There are also panini sandwiches, smoothies, ice cream and tons of options for chocolates to give as gifts too.
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