Best hot chocolate spots in Paris: the 5th arrondissement

MyFrenchLife™ - Paris hot chocolate - chocolat chaudWhile the 5th arrondissement of Paris is the oldest, it is certainly not the least vibrant.

Also called “l’arrondissement du Panthéon”, we love how this neighborhood mixes student life, rich cultural life and romantic atmosphere.

The postcard neighborhood– not far from the Parisian cliché we admit – wouldn’t be complete without one – or, even better, four – cafés that serve a delicious hot chocolate. We wandered around the area and found the best ones. En avant !


We were told that the hot chocolate at Caramelle is not to be missed. Curious (and foodie) as we are, it didn’t take long for us to pick the hot beverage from the menu. Verdict? The taste is intense and the texture is perfect to perk us up. Add to this a warm atmosphere and a friendly service… Merci!

6 rue de l’Arbalète, 75005 Paris
Métro: Censier-Daubenton

Sugarplum Cake Shop

MyFrenchLife™ - Paris hot chocolate - Sugarplum

A glance at this shop’s large window showcasing their beautiful cakes made us crave a delectable afternoon tea. After a quick look at the blackboard, we quickly know what to order: the hot chocolate of course! The good news is that the warm drink is as delightful as their generous pastries and cakes. Zero faute.

Sugarplum Cake Shop
68 rue Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris
Métro: Cardinal Lemoine

Le Bal Bullier

Le Bal Bullier was named after a former ballroom in the 5th arrondissement which closed in 1940. In this typically Parisian café/bistrot right next to Port Royal, the best thing to order is definitely the tasty, thick hot chocolate. We can’t wait for the sunny days to sit and chill at the terrace.

Le Bal Bullier
22 avenue de L’observatoire, 75005 Paris
Métro: Port Royal


MyFrenchLife™ - Paris hot chocolate - Amorino

We’ve mentioned this international chain before but we feel it warrants another mention! Now’s your chance to try one of Amorino’s other flavors of hot chocolate – and why not enjoy it with one of their delicate macarons?

16 rue de la Huchette, 75005 Paris
Métro: Saint Michel

What are your favourite hot chocolate spots in the 5th? Add any that we’ve missed into the comment box below!


Find hot chocolate in other arrondissements…
1st // 2nd & 3rd // 4th // 6th // 7th
8th // 9th // 10th & 11th // 12th & 13th // 14th & 15th // 16th & 17th // 18th // 19th & 20th

Image credits:
1. Pour, by Robyn Lee, via Flickr. 
2. Sugarplum Cake Shopby All you need is food, via Flickr.
3. Amorino in Paris, by Roberto Ventre, via Flickr. 

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