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14 Heartwarming Hot Chocolates to Sip On in Montreal

Cooler weather is no match for these fall-friendly treats.

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The leaves have turned, temperatures are falling, and as fall moves on, most Montrealers are understandably reticent to sip on cold brew, smoothies, and other chilled beverages. Instead, consider a warming hot chocolate.

The coffee shops and chocolatiers mapped here do some of the best in town — some do it with melted chocolate, some spice things up with added extras, all are a fantastic sweet treat.

Looking for some more solid forms of chocolate? Check out our guide to Montreal’s best chocolatiers.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Chocolats Genevieve Grandbois (multiple locations)

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1659 Rue Ontario E, Montréal
QC H2L 1S8, Canada
(438) 520-3374
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The founder and namesake of this chocolaterie developed her passion for chocolate at a young age, and pursued it, creating this successful chocolate shop and recently releasing a book. At 70 percent cocoa, this place serves up one of the darkest hot chocolates around. As with many places on this list, it’s not just a cold-weather treat — the store sells ice cream in summer. 

2. Le Dépanneur Café

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206 Rue Bernard O, Montréal
QC H2T 2K4, Canada
(514) 965-9248
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This Mile End den is so cozy, it’s akin to a living room for the neighbourhood. With live music nearly every day, and a kid-friendly space that’s great for families, the vibe is laid-back and cozy. They offer a particularly satisfying hot chocolate, and it’s served with minimal sugar, meaning that the sweetness can be adjusted according to taste. 

3. Café La Distributrice

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408 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal
QC H2J 1W1, Canada
(514) 400-4158
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As the tiniest café in Montreal, it could merit a mention for novelty’s sake alone — but its place on this map is due to a genuinely delectable hot chocolate. Made by melting raw chocolate into steamed milk, it’s a dark, dreamy flavour that matches La Distributrice’s coffee for quality. 

4. Les Chocolats de Chloé

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546 Avenue Duluth E, Montréal
QC H2L 1A9, Canada
(514) 849-5550
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This charming chocolate shop is committed to ethically-sourced chocolate (Valhrona, its producer, aims to be carbon-neutral by 2025), and fun ways to bring it to the table. Their material is top-quality as are their products, which include a delicious chai hot chocolate, among others. Take note — the hot chocolate only appears in the colder months.

5. Au Festin de Babette

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4085 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal
QC H2W 2M7, Canada
(514) 849-0214
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True decadence is an entire menu devoted to hot chocolate. Varying from the rich and creamy L’Ecuador (55% cocoa, striking a balance between milk and dark chocolate) to the extravagant La Babette (with cinnamon and ginger), there’s something for all manner of sweet tooths here. Plus, an excellent array of pastries makes it a great cozy nook on a fall day. 

6. Marius et Fanny

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2006 Rue St-Hubert, Montréal
QC H2L 3Z5, Canada
(514) 379-1898
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A café that makes both coffee and pastries? Yes please. This “pâtisserie provençale” serves up amazing pastries at the counter or in their cozy café, which are best enjoyed with a delicious hot chocolate. There’s chocolate here for every season — holiday specialties include a festive sapin de macarons, devilish Halloween confections, and chocolate poissons d’avril.

7. Sophie Sucrée

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167 Ave des Pins E, Montréal
QC H2W 1N9, Canada
(514) 823-5865
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Stop by this Plateau spot for vegan-friendly hot chocolate — although everything this café and patisserie has to offer is actually vegan (and sumptuously delicious). Variations on the classic include a seasonal five spice hot chocolate, alongside favourites like pumpkin spice lattes and London fog. 

8. Juliette & Chocolat (multiple locations)

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3600 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2X 2V4, Canada
(438) 380-1090
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Montreal’s most ubiquitous chocolate shop has several locations around town, serving a full range of luxurious hot chocolates, with toppings such as high-piled whipped cream and melting marshmallows. Options go well beyond your regular hot cocoa, with founder Juliette Brun is constantly devising new ways to thrill the chocolate-lovers of the city. 

9. Café Humble Lion (multiple locations)

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904 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal
QC H3A 3R8, Canada
(514) 844-5466
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Beyond some solid coffee options, ideal for the mainly student crowd around McGill, this intimate café offers a luscious and creamy hot chocolate. Mast Brothers, the producers who provide the chocolate, source their materials sustainably and with a minimum of packaging. The café is a small place but well-loved, and has a vibrant, engaging atmosphere. There’s another location around the corner on McGill College, too.

10. C'ChôColat

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1255 Rue Bishop, Montréal
QC H3G 2E2, Canada
(514) 392-7777
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The hot chocolate at this downtown dessert establishment is served with flair: whether it’s the standard creamy chocolate, the gooey salted caramel version, or other elaborate varieties. It’s a good spot for brunch, or a late-night crêpe. There’s also a vegan hot chocolate on the menu.

11. Café Myriade (multiple locations)

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1432 Rue Mackay, Montréal
QC H3G 2H7, Canada
(514) 939-1717
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A slightly unexpected hot chocolate choice, as it’s best known for serving a seriously good cup of coffee. One of Montreal’s first third wave cafés, it’s a cozy spot to recharge near Concordia, with a small outdoor terrace in summer, and a snug interior for those snowy winter days. If you like your chocolate caffeinated, Myriade also does an unbeatable mocha.

12. Cacao 70 (multiple locations)

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1751 Rue Richardson unit t10, Montréal
QC H3K 1G6, Canada
(514) 935-8868
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Now with branches in several different cities, Cacao 70 a reliable bet for high-quality chocolate. The hot chocolate menu includes a thick drinking chocolate, and unusual flavours such as sesame; mixes are also available in case you’re looking to bring the flavours home with you. There’s multiple locations around town, but the factory (right here) offers up a more unique experience.

13. Patrice Pâtissier

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2360 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H3J 1N4, Canada
(514) 439-5434
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A vanilla-infused hot chocolate with a profiterole on the side makes for a stellar treat. Decked out with a sleek and chic interior, the pâtisserie-café owned by award-winning baker Patrice Demers also occasionally offers courses in making various desserts.

14. Café de' Mercanti (multiple locations)

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6128 Av de Monkland, Montréal
QC H4A 1H4, Canada
(514) 969-1807
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This Italian-style staple café for NDG has somewhat of a laid-back southern European vibe, and while it offers a long list of espresso-based drinks, there’s also a top-notch hot chocolate for dunking your favourite biscotti. There’s another location in Old Montreal, perfectly located for a warm-up after a ramble around the city’s oldest district. 

1. Chocolats Genevieve Grandbois (multiple locations)

1659 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H2L 1S8, Canada

The founder and namesake of this chocolaterie developed her passion for chocolate at a young age, and pursued it, creating this successful chocolate shop and recently releasing a book. At 70 percent cocoa, this place serves up one of the darkest hot chocolates around. As with many places on this list, it’s not just a cold-weather treat — the store sells ice cream in summer. 

1659 Rue Ontario E, Montréal
QC H2L 1S8, Canada

2. Le Dépanneur Café

206 Rue Bernard O, Montréal, QC H2T 2K4, Canada

This Mile End den is so cozy, it’s akin to a living room for the neighbourhood. With live music nearly every day, and a kid-friendly space that’s great for families, the vibe is laid-back and cozy. They offer a particularly satisfying hot chocolate, and it’s served with minimal sugar, meaning that the sweetness can be adjusted according to taste. 

206 Rue Bernard O, Montréal
QC H2T 2K4, Canada

3. Café La Distributrice

408 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2J 1W1, Canada

As the tiniest café in Montreal, it could merit a mention for novelty’s sake alone — but its place on this map is due to a genuinely delectable hot chocolate. Made by melting raw chocolate into steamed milk, it’s a dark, dreamy flavour that matches La Distributrice’s coffee for quality. 

408 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal
QC H2J 1W1, Canada

4. Les Chocolats de Chloé

546 Avenue Duluth E, Montréal, QC H2L 1A9, Canada

This charming chocolate shop is committed to ethically-sourced chocolate (Valhrona, its producer, aims to be carbon-neutral by 2025), and fun ways to bring it to the table. Their material is top-quality as are their products, which include a delicious chai hot chocolate, among others. Take note — the hot chocolate only appears in the colder months.

546 Avenue Duluth E, Montréal
QC H2L 1A9, Canada

5. Au Festin de Babette

4085 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2W 2M7, Canada

True decadence is an entire menu devoted to hot chocolate. Varying from the rich and creamy L’Ecuador (55% cocoa, striking a balance between milk and dark chocolate) to the extravagant La Babette (with cinnamon and ginger), there’s something for all manner of sweet tooths here. Plus, an excellent array of pastries makes it a great cozy nook on a fall day. 

4085 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal
QC H2W 2M7, Canada

6. Marius et Fanny

2006 Rue St-Hubert, Montréal, QC H2L 3Z5, Canada

A café that makes both coffee and pastries? Yes please. This “pâtisserie provençale” serves up amazing pastries at the counter or in their cozy café, which are best enjoyed with a delicious hot chocolate. There’s chocolate here for every season — holiday specialties include a festive sapin de macarons, devilish Halloween confections, and chocolate poissons d’avril.

2006 Rue St-Hubert, Montréal
QC H2L 3Z5, Canada

7. Sophie Sucrée

167 Ave des Pins E, Montréal, QC H2W 1N9, Canada

Stop by this Plateau spot for vegan-friendly hot chocolate — although everything this café and patisserie has to offer is actually vegan (and sumptuously delicious). Variations on the classic include a seasonal five spice hot chocolate, alongside favourites like pumpkin spice lattes and London fog. 

167 Ave des Pins E, Montréal
QC H2W 1N9, Canada

8. Juliette & Chocolat (multiple locations)

3600 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2V4, Canada

Montreal’s most ubiquitous chocolate shop has several locations around town, serving a full range of luxurious hot chocolates, with toppings such as high-piled whipped cream and melting marshmallows. Options go well beyond your regular hot cocoa, with founder Juliette Brun is constantly devising new ways to thrill the chocolate-lovers of the city. 

3600 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2X 2V4, Canada

9. Café Humble Lion (multiple locations)

904 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, QC H3A 3R8, Canada

Beyond some solid coffee options, ideal for the mainly student crowd around McGill, this intimate café offers a luscious and creamy hot chocolate. Mast Brothers, the producers who provide the chocolate, source their materials sustainably and with a minimum of packaging. The café is a small place but well-loved, and has a vibrant, engaging atmosphere. There’s another location around the corner on McGill College, too.

904 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal
QC H3A 3R8, Canada

10. C'ChôColat

1255 Rue Bishop, Montréal, QC H3G 2E2, Canada

The hot chocolate at this downtown dessert establishment is served with flair: whether it’s the standard creamy chocolate, the gooey salted caramel version, or other elaborate varieties. It’s a good spot for brunch, or a late-night crêpe. There’s also a vegan hot chocolate on the menu.

1255 Rue Bishop, Montréal
QC H3G 2E2, Canada

11. Café Myriade (multiple locations)

1432 Rue Mackay, Montréal, QC H3G 2H7, Canada

A slightly unexpected hot chocolate choice, as it’s best known for serving a seriously good cup of coffee. One of Montreal’s first third wave cafés, it’s a cozy spot to recharge near Concordia, with a small outdoor terrace in summer, and a snug interior for those snowy winter days. If you like your chocolate caffeinated, Myriade also does an unbeatable mocha.

1432 Rue Mackay, Montréal
QC H3G 2H7, Canada

12. Cacao 70 (multiple locations)

1751 Rue Richardson unit t10, Montréal, QC H3K 1G6, Canada

Now with branches in several different cities, Cacao 70 a reliable bet for high-quality chocolate. The hot chocolate menu includes a thick drinking chocolate, and unusual flavours such as sesame; mixes are also available in case you’re looking to bring the flavours home with you. There’s multiple locations around town, but the factory (right here) offers up a more unique experience.

1751 Rue Richardson unit t10, Montréal
QC H3K 1G6, Canada

13. Patrice Pâtissier

2360 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H3J 1N4, Canada

A vanilla-infused hot chocolate with a profiterole on the side makes for a stellar treat. Decked out with a sleek and chic interior, the pâtisserie-café owned by award-winning baker Patrice Demers also occasionally offers courses in making various desserts.

2360 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H3J 1N4, Canada

14. Café de' Mercanti (multiple locations)

6128 Av de Monkland, Montréal, QC H4A 1H4, Canada

This Italian-style staple café for NDG has somewhat of a laid-back southern European vibe, and while it offers a long list of espresso-based drinks, there’s also a top-notch hot chocolate for dunking your favourite biscotti. There’s another location in Old Montreal, perfectly located for a warm-up after a ramble around the city’s oldest district. 

6128 Av de Monkland, Montréal
QC H4A 1H4, Canada

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