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5 Best Hot Chocolate Spots in Toronto

Best Hot Chocolate Spots in Toronto
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Toronto is a city that often thinks mittens are a necessary fashion accessory. So, if you’re craving warmth, then check out our list of Toronto’s coziest cocoa sanctuaries!

From classic concoctions to avant-garde sips, these spots make sure that you have a cup of liquid joy in hand to help you face the cold. Get ready to embark on a chocolatey adventure that’ll warm both your hands and your soul.

How much does hot chocolate cost in Toronto?

Our featured hot chocolate spots in Toronto offer cups of hot chocolate in-store, with prices ranging from Soul Chocolate’s $4 treat to ChocoSol’s $10 concoction.
They also offer hot chocolate mixes and drinking chocolate bars that you can purchase and bring home with you – from SOMA’s $8 packs to ChocoSol’s handcrafted $55 bars.

How We Chose the Best Hot Chocolate Spots in Toronto

Quality of Chocolate: We chose hot chocolate spots that prioritize the use of high-quality chocolate, ensuring a rich and satisfying cocoa experience.
Texture and Creaminess: We selected hot chocolate spots that strike the perfect balance between creaminess and thickness, providing a comforting and indulgent drink.
Flavor Variety: Our picks offer hot chocolate in a variety of flavors, from classic to spicy or infused with unique ingredients, adding a creative twist to this beloved beverage.
Customization Options: Our selections offer customization options, allowing you to personalize your hot chocolate. Some add-ins include flavored syrups, spices, or alternative milk choices to suit your preferences.
Temperature: We focused on spots that serve their beverages at the ideal temperature, ensuring a warm and enjoyable experience without the risk of scalding.
Ambiance: The hot chocolate spots we recommend provide a cozy and inviting atmosphere, with warm lighting, comfortable seating, and charming decor.
Accompanying Treats: We’ve chosen venues that also offer treats, such as pastries, cookies, or desserts, perfectly complementing the richness of the hot chocolate.

1. SOMA Chocolatemaker

SOMA Chocolatemaker
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WEBSITEhttps://www.somachocolate.com/
ADDRESS443 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1K4
SOCIAL MEDIAINSTAGRAM
CONTACT DETAILS(416) 599-7662

OPERATING HOURSTue-Sat: 11 AM–6 PM

In 2003, David Castellan and Cynthia Leung envisioned a place where they could experiment with chocolate. Thus, SOMA was born, named after a mystical, delicious substance mentioned in literature such as Huxley’s novel, Brave New World.

SOMA looks like a chocolate wonderland with its high ceilings and brick walls. Details like handmade lamps and a bench made from reclaimed wood show how much care goes into everything.

Truffles and chocolates are beautifully displayed, and you might even see chocolate being made through the window into the chocolate lab and bakery. 

We recommend their Maya hot chocolate, with its rich mix of chili peppers, orange peel, and ginger. For something different, try the Yuzu hot chocolate, blending lemon, mandarin, grapefruit, and honeysuckle blossoms into their own dark chocolate.

You can have your hot chocolate as a strong shot or in a mug with hot milk or water. As a bonus, you can purchase their dry mix versions. 

Pros

  • 20 years of experience
  • Charming place
  • Makes their own chocolate
  • Has dry mix versions
  • Has gender-neutral restrooms
  • Bike parking

Cons

  • A tad pricey
  • High delivery fees

Their hot chocolate shot is absolutely delicious!

“Love love this place! Their hot chocolate shot is absolutely delicious! They also serve their ice-cream with a shot of chocolate instead of expresso if you like. It’s heavenly. I loved their dark chocolate and vietnamese coffee ice-cream. My new favorite place to go whenever I want to indulge in something sinful.”

Joshna Karia, Google Review

The hot chocolate at Soma is one of the best as you can taste

“The hot chocolate at Soma is one of the best as you can taste the real flavours of chocolate in your beverage. It is so rich, creamy and flavourful, I would always recommend it during the chilly afternoons. Get the spicy one for the extra kick ;)”

Oussama Imariren, Google Review

2. ChocoSol

ChocoSol
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WEBSITEhttps://chocosoltraders.com/
ADDRESS1131 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6E 1B1
SOCIAL MEDIAINSTAGRAM
CONTACT DETAILS(416) 923-6675

OPERATING HOURS Mon-Fri: 12 PM–7 PM

Saturday: 10:30 AM–8 PM

Sunday: 10:30 AM–6 PM

ChocoSol – an artisanal bean-to-bar chocolate maker – sources organic, shade-grown cacao from Indigenous communities in Mexico, Dominican Republic, and Ecuador. 

We recommend their classic Chocolatl, a versatile and rich drinking and cooking chocolate – perfect for crafting classic hot chocolate and milkshakes. 

The quality of their chocolate speaks volumes, earning several International Chocolate Awards from 2019 to 2020. Plus, their chocolates – made without dairy, gluten, soy, and nuts – cater to diverse dietary preferences.

Speaking of chocolate-making, they’re known for their rustic approach, grinding cacao with volcanic stone instead of industrial steel. This process results in chocolate that offers a rich flavor while retaining essential antioxidants, iron, and magnesium.

ChocoSol welcomes visitors into an upstairs space for tastings every Friday. This area, adorned with the aroma of fine chocolate, transforms into a venue for events and live music.

Pros

  • Sources cacao from Indigenous communities
  • Grinds cacao with volcanic stone wheels 
  • Makes chocolate without dairy, gluten, soy, and nuts
  • Received several awards
  • Has tastings every Friday
  • Bike and street parking

Cons

  • Pricey
  • A bit cramped

Tried their hot chocolate and it was amazing

“This place was a chocolate experience, dairy free dark chocolate was a nice experience. If you’re dark chocolate then definitely give this place a try. I also tried their hot chocolate and it was amazing. Very chocolaty without being overly sweet.”

Nayef Muhiar, Google Review

Outstanding chocolate from a group with a heart of gold

“Outstanding chocolate from a group with a heart of gold and passion without measure. If you even remotely like chocolate you owe it to yourself to come and check this place out, they have lovely chocolate tour and tasting every Friday night, and a selection that’s sure to please anyone. Will be back soon.”

Calin Alexander, Google Review

3. Bobbette & Belle

Bobbette & Belle
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WEBSITEhttps://bobbetteandbelle.com/
ADDRESS3347 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4N 2M6
SOCIAL MEDIAINSTAGRAM
CONTACT DETAILS(416) 466-8800

OPERATING HOURSTue-Sun: 9 AM–6 PM

Bobbette & Belle is the brainchild of award-winning pastry chefs Allyson Bobbitt and Sarah Bell. Founded in 2010, their goal is simple: to make people happy with their homemade treats – whether it’s for a special occasion or just because!

Known for their cakes, tarts, and macarons, they extend their prowess to hot chocolate. Featured in LCBO magazine and Toronto Life, their drink’s a standout, blending chocolate and high-quality Belgian extra brute cocoa for an irresistibly rich flavor.

What sets their hot chocolate apart is not just the ingredients but the precise preparation. Steamed properly and served with a jumbo blow-torched marshmallow, it delivers a thick, roasty indulgence which we love.

To complement this delectable beverage, pair it with their freshly-baked scones and chocolate chip cookies – cherished recipes handed down from Bobbitt’s grandmother. 

Pros

  • Over a decade of experience
  • Owned by award-winning pastry chefs
  • Has been featured in LCBO magazine and Toronto Life
  • Known for their hot chocolate with blow-torched marshmallow
  • Also serves pastries and cakes
  • Bike and street parking

Cons

  • Hard to reach via email or phone
  • Reports of rude junior staff

Handcrafted drinks are not only delicious but photo worthy

“I adore this neighbourhood bakery. I wish there were more places like this one! I’ve been multiple times and love the handcrafted drinks and the pastries are not only delicious but photo worthy!”

Natalie Boese, Google Review

Cozy place to sit down and have a chat with friends

“Cozy place to sit down and have some chat with friends. They sell baked goods, espresso, coffee and chocolate drinks. Price is okay, taste is good, atmosphere is really nice and comfortable.”

Christian Felix Nugraha H., Google Review

4. Soul Chocolate

Soul Chocolate
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WEBSITEhttps://www.soulchocolate.com/
ADDRESS20 Wagstaff Dr Unit C, Toronto, ON M4L 3W9
SOCIAL MEDIAINSTAGRAM
CONTACT DETAILS

https://www.soulchocolate.com/pages/contact-us

OPERATING HOURSMon-Tue: 9 AM–5 PM

Sat-Sun: 9 AM–5 PM

Soul Chocolate is a venture born out of the wanderlust of life partners Kyle and Katie Wilson. In 2015, after traversing the cacao-producing Kenya and Tanzania, they decided to begin their chocolate-making journey in a tiny apartment.

They have a simple goal: to create the best-tasting chocolate. Plus, they’re committed to transparency – sourcing every ingredient using a transparent trade model and working with reputable importers like Meridian Cacao and Uncommon Cacao.

From a concentrated shot to a mellow version blended with steamed milk, their hot chocolate menu caters to diverse palates. 

For an extra kick, we suggest trying their Mayan hot chocolate spiked with chili—a nod to fans of the movie, “Chocolat.”

Another crowd fave is their Campfire hot chocolate—an experience akin to sipping cocoa by a glowing fire. This concoction involves a cup filled with aromatic smoke, deftly flipped, and swiftly filled with silky hot chocolate.

Pros

  • 8 years of experience
  • Sources ingredients using a transparent trade model
  • Works with reputable importers
  • Reasonably-priced hot chocolate drinks
  • Also carries coffee and pastries

Cons

  • Small space
  • Reports of unfriendly and dismissive staff

Best hot chocolate you can buy

“Best hot chocolate you can buy. There are no nonsense ingredients in these! If you are looking for premium cocoa then look no further. Highly recommend.”

Hadryan Orha, Google Review

Magical hot chocolate on a whole new level

“Wow. Just wow. I LOVE chocolate but have a hard time with dairy. They made me this magical hot chocolate with cashew milk something that was a whole new level of, yes, god yes…that’s the spot, more, yeah just like that.”

Stephen-Thomas Maciejowskii, Google Review

5. Holychoco

Holychoco
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WEBSITEhttps://www.holychoco.com/
ADDRESS35 St Joseph St, Toronto, ON M4Y 1J8
SOCIAL MEDIAINSTAGRAM
CONTACT DETAILS(416) 923-9994

OPERATING HOURSMon-Thurs: 4 PM–2 AM

Friday: 4 PM–4 AM

Saturday: 2 PM–4 AM

Sunday: 2 PM–2 AM

Holy Choco is a Montreal dessert chain that graced St. Joseph St. with its first Toronto outpost. Renowned for crafting over 50 sweet delights laden with the finest Belgian chocolate or Nutella, Holy Choco is a haven for dessert enthusiasts.

They’re committed to delivering premium 100% Belgian chocolate goodness, and every sweet creation is crafted in-house from scratch. 

We recommend their Belgian hot chocolate; it offers a thick and super-rich flavor that’s quite addicting. They’re also known for their creamy Nutella hot chocolate – a perfectly-balanced, sinful drink.

Aside from these mouthwatering drinks, they also offer desserts, including ice cream, crepes, and their famous ferris wheel fondue. We recommend pairing your hot cocoa with their Holychoco crepe—filled with brownies, strawberries, bananas, and mousse!

Pros

  • Hails from a famous Montreal dessert chain
  • Uses 100% Belgian chocolate and Nutella
  • Also offers crepes, ice cream, and fondues
  • Trendy and vibrant venue
  • Open until 2 AM or 4 AM

Cons

  • A bit of a wait
  • Order mix-ups

Love their Belgian dark hot chocolate

“Tried the Belgian dark hot chocolate, loved it. It’s less sweet than normal dark hot chocolates (which I liked).”

Laksh, Google Review

Belgian hot chocolate is out of this world!

“Belgian Hot chocolate is out of this world!”

Mujtaba Ali, Google Review