Philadelphia's best locations for Hot Chocolate or Hot Coca. When the temp drops check out these top locations to warm up with a Hot Coca and maybe a treat or two.
- Eclectic cafe Rim's Cafe known for its elaborate hot chocolate beverages, as well as its espresso & desserts. René welcomes you to the RIM Cafe on the famous Italian Market, where you will find him behind the espresso bar ready to whip you up his famous Rene Espresso, or his Award Winning Hot Chocolate, the Volcano.1172 South 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147 rimcafe.com
- A creative cannoli bakery in the Italian Market, Café Crema pays equal attention to its drinks. The hot chocolate bar is stocked with all manner of meltables—including red velvet, peppermint, peanut butter and other delicious flavors—ready to be combined for a customizable cup. 1205 S. 9th Street, (267) 928-4501, cafecremaphilly.com
- Paging Nutella enthusiasts: Gran Caffè L’Aquila prepares its luxurious Italian hot chocolate each day, made from Classic Perugina 70% dark chocolate. Boozy variations are also available. 1716 Chestnut Street, (215) 568-5600, grancaffelaquila.com
- Known for its frozen confections, Franklin Fountain also entices during the winter season, serving an array of intriguing warm drinks. Try the Hot Chocolate Float, made with cocoa powder and topped with a fluffy scoop of housemade ice cream. 116 Market Street,
(215) 627-1899, franklinfountain.com
- Few eateries are as cocoa-obsessed as the Max Brenner chain. Hot chocolate here comes in eight varieties (from marshmallow to hazelnut), each of which can be prepared with milk, dark or white chocolate. 1500 Walnut Street, (215) 344-8150, maxbrenner.com
- In keeping with its always-soul-satisfying cuisine, Talula’s Daily serves hot drinks that quickly become an obsession. A must try: The Charleston, a salted caramel latte.
208 W. Washington Square, (215) 592-6555, talulasdaily.com
- Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest offers all the cold weather merriment and hot beverage comforts skaters and onlookers could want. Among them is Thomas Jefferson’s Toasted Chocolate Nightcap with marshmallow, available at the Franklin Fountain Confectionery Cabin. 101 S. Columbus Boulevard, (215) 925-RINK, riverrink.com