Blue cup of hot cocoa with marshmallows on blue wooden background

Boston may get chilly in the winter, but that is a great excuse to get a hot beverage. Here are our Top Five Place to Grab a Cup of Hot Chocolate in Boston so you can beat that New England chill (and satisfy your sweet tooth).

L.A. Burdick Chocolate Shop and Café

After you finish salivating over the wide variety of chocolates on display, pop into this café for a cup of their decadent hot chocolate. Their drinking chocolates are made with Burdick Blend Dark Chocolate and are also available in both milk and white chocolate. Pair that with their variety of European pastries and you couldn’t ask for a better afternoon treat. Our top picks include Zuger Kirsch and scrumptious Hazelnut Orange Cakes.

220 Clarendon St.
52 Brattle St.,Cambridge

The Thinking Cup

serves acclaimed Stumptown Coffee (currently the “Number 1 coffee in the world” according to NPR, The New York Times, Food & Wine Magazine, and USA Today ) and has internationally recognized baristas — it really takes the coffee shop to the next level. Their hot chocolate and their mocha coffee drinks are outstanding. Their French hot chocolate is made up of 64% Tainori Valhorna Drinking Chocolate

165 Tremont St.

Flour Bakery

Oneof our top five places to grab a cup of hot chocolate in Boston is Flour Bakery and Café. With over 5 different Boston locations, there are ample opportunities to experience the baked goodness that goes with any treat from Flour Bakery. Flour serves up a delicious spiced hot cocoa, which puts a fun and unique twist on a classic favorite.

12 Farnsworth St.

The Met Back Bay (279 Dartmouth Street) serves up modern American fare and we were blown away by the “Boston.Hot Chocolate Experience” which is a flight of 4 hot chocolates which include a classic hot chocolate, Mexican, salted almond and peppermint. Sip to your heart’s content!

Max Brenner’s

Max Brenner’s knows cocoa, so it’s only fitting they serve over 7 different hot chocolate options. You can’t go wrong with The Italian Thick Hot Chocolate: think hot chocolate topped with vanilla ice cream, or if you need a hit of hot coco in a jiffy, try the Suckao, a concentrated chocolate shot.

745 Boylston St.