Now that January is upon us in full windy gear, we thought it best to indulge in something warm, sweet, rich, and sometimes filled with perfectly sized fluffy marshmallows! Yup- we are talking about the greatest winter treat of all, hot chocolate! In the cold upcoming months after a great dinner, an evening walk, movie night with the kids, or, a mid-day pick me up at work, we all crave that perfect cup of hot cocoa! We have found some great spots around Toronto to keep you begging winter to stay longer!
First up: Moroco Chocolat
Nestled in the heart of Yorkville, Moroco Chocolat is as fancy and delightful as the name promises. This French inspired handmade chocolate shop is getting growing praise for their delectable selections of cocoa in all forms, and confections! They have brunch and afternoon teas, and more importantly here to us, they have hot chocolate! Dark rich and full of flavor, options like Peppermint Hot Chocolate is offered only for the winter season, and is one of the most popular items on their menu! Before you reach for your winter scarf and bag and make your way down to grab a drink or snack, check out their website for more menu options and location details! Bon Appetite!
Need a lunch hour pick-me-up? Conveniently located in the financial district, Maman’s café is a surprisingly cozy and country inspired café on the first level of the First Canadian Place. It’s refreshing to get away from the hustle and bustle of city and work life and come into Maman’s for some unique offerings such as their infamous, ‘Lavender Hot Chocolate’ . A perfect duo of rich cocoa and sweet lavender makes this drink the perfect escape for your taste buds! Aside from Hot chocolate the menu also includes an array of breakfast and lunch items such as Quiches, tarts, sandwiches and of course, coffee’s and tea’s! Check out their website for catering and special order offers!
Located in the King West and Distillery District areas, Soma is one of Toronto’s most popular sweet spots! One of their spin-off’s is actually a traditionally inspired drink; Spicy Mayan Hot Chocolate! Decadent cocoa, chilly peppers, orange peel, ginger and Madagascar vanilla keep customers extra warm and coming back for more! This velvety and smooth goodness sounds like the perfect drink this winter that will literally ‘spice’ things up! While you are in the area, check out our Minto Westside Presentation Centre at 25 Bathurst Street and learn how you can call the Westside neighborhood, to all these yummy cafes and restaurants, home!
And last on our list, but not the least at all: Douce France
If one of your New Year’s Resolutions for 2016 was to visit Paris, then you are in luck… Sort of!
Douce France is Toronto’s most sought out Parisian style café! Located close to Minto30Roe, they have been known to be as meticulous and detailed with all their pastries and beverages, including of course, their famous hot chocolate! All of their ingredients come in straight from France making your visit to a nearby French café a convenient delight! Their hot chocolate has actually been named the best hot chocolate in the world! Pure taste, rich, succulently creamy and just the right thickness that allows you to really sit and take your time to enjoy all of its fondue like goodness! Check out the website to see a list of all ingredients and products that you can have right here in Toronto, straight from a la France!
No matter where you decide to go for that warmth in your palms chocolate liquid bliss, aka hot chocolate , enjoy it with friends, family, or by yourself with a good read or a favorite flick! Stop by one or more of these places to get the best of Toronto’s sweet spot delights, and if you decide to visit Moroco Chocolat, be sure to come visit us at 101 Yorkville to find out more about #24KaratLiving at Minto Yorkville Park, or contact us today for more information!