Paris off the beaten path: 4 secret spots for hot chocolate

Paris off the beaten path - hot chocolate -

The French know their chocolat chaud like no one else: it’s how they begin their day! After all, there’s nothing quite like a proper French hot chocolate – except perhaps drinking said French hot chocolate in Paris…

There are the classic, well-known spots to sip a hot chocolate in Paris. And then there are those little cafés that the Parisians would love to keep for themselves; but secrets have a way of getting out.

Luckily, we’re in the know – and we love sharing. So, when Momondo asked us to become a ‘local ambassador’ for Paris and share some of our Paris secrets – bien sûr we thought of hot chocolate! What could be more delicious?

Come with us and discover four spots to drink a delicious hot chocolate in Paris off the beaten path before the whole world discovers them…

La petite maison dans la cour

La petite maison dans le cour - Paris off the beaten path - hot chocolate -

In the Marais neigbourhood you’ll find a small and lovely (and hidden) spot to enjoy a delicious hot chocolate. According to My Little Paris, it’s even the best hot chocolate in the capital city! Served in a vintage porcelain teapot and cups, the drink has an intense flavor and a thick texture. Don’t even think about asking for the recipe as it’s a closely guarded secret. The outlook onto trees and the courtyard make the ambiance very pleasant. At Village St Paul we love hiding away from the hustle bustle.

La petite maison dans la cour
Village Saint Paul/Cour Verte, 9 rue Saint-Paul, 75004 Paris
Price : 5,50 euros
Metro: Sully-Morland

KB Café Shop

KB Café Shop - Paris off the beaten path - hot chocolate -

It is the new favorite spot of the Parisians of the 9th arrondissement. Students, young professionals, locals and even expats like David Lebovitz all rush into this small place to savor a coffee, or a hot chocolate, of course. The drink is served with two chocolate bars immersed in the foaming beverage. Be prepared to indulge and simultaneously get back to childhood!

KB Café Shop
62 Rue des Martyrs, 75009 Paris
Price: around 5 euros
Metro: Pigalle

 Mamie Gâteaux

Mamie Gâteaux - Paris off the beaten path - hot chocolate -

At Mamie Gâteaux, we immediately feel at home. Or, more precisely, at our grandmother’s house: wooden tables, jam jars lined up on the shelves and a wonderful warm atmosphere. In short, the perfect setting to drink a creamy hot chocolate served in a large bowl. We never want to leave! When we do eventually leave we regularly feel calm content and very French.

Mamie Gâteaux
66 Rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006 Paris
Price : around 5 euros
Metro: Saint-Placide

Coutume Café

Coutume Café - Paris off the beaten path - hot chocolate -

It is behind the large white tiled counter of this luminous café that your hot chocolate will be prepared with the greatest care. Paris by Mouth has already selected the café among their absolute favorites. It’s an absolute coffee geeks paradise run by a switched on Franco-Australian duo but stick to your mission, do not be distracted by the coffee, because their hot chocolate is sumptuous! Don’t forget to taste their carrot cake for the perfect goûter.

Coutume Café
47 rue de Babylone, 75007
Price : 4,20 euros
Metro: Saint-François-Xavier

Et vous ? What is your favorite spot to drink a hot chocolate in Paris? Share your secret spots in the comments box below!

Travel off the beaten path – we’ve mapped these secret spots for you on Foursquare

PS – If hot chocolate isn’t really your cup of tea (excuse the beverage-themed pun), then perhaps you’re a coffee fiend? Check out our guide to the top 10 coffee spots in Paris!


Image credits
1. KB Café Shop, on Facebook.
2. La petite maison dans la cour, on Facebook.
3. Kooka Boora Café, by Premshree Pillai on Flickr.
4. Mamie Gateaux, via A la découverte.
5. Coutume Café, via Cut Architectures.

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Judy MacMahon

Experience FRANCE beyond the CLICHÉ with MyFrenchLife is for Curious Savvy Francophiles wherever you are. Meet Francophiles in France, online, and/or wherever you live. You’re very welcome to join us - Judy MacMahon -

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