Best hot chocolate in Paris: the 6th arrondissement

MyFrenchLife™ - Paris hot chocolate - hot chocolateThe tranquility of the Jardin du Luxembourg or the bustle of Saint Germain des Prés. The grandeur of Saint Sulpice, or the history of the Pont Neuf. We do love the 6th arrondissement of Paris. 

There’s plenty of hot chocolate in Paris: in every arrondissement, from the tourist hot spots to somewhere more off the beaten path.

If you’re on the trendy left bank of the Seine, there are four spots we’d recommend to enjoy a hot chocolate. Warmth and gentleness guaranteed. 

La Jacobine

MyFrenchLife™ - Paris hot chocolate - La Jacobine

80% cocoa, 20% milk. This is, or at least it was, the secret of the Aztec hot chocolate at La Jacobine. Served with Chantilly cream, the drink has an intense flavor.

Hidden in a gallery between Odéon and Saint Michel, this place is the ideal spot to savor a Parisian goûter.

La Jacobine
59 Rue Saint-André des Arts, 75 006 Paris
Metro: Saint Michel or Odéon


MyFrenchLife™ -Paris hot chocolate - Grom

Grom is another Italian ice-cream maker that excels with its hot chocolates when the temperature tumbles. There is a hot chocolate for every tastebud here. Whether you like the aroma of hazelnut or remain a dark chocolate enthusiast, your wishes will be fulfilled. We promise.

81 Rue de Seine, 75 006 Paris
Metro: Mabillon or Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Colorova Pâtisserie

MyFrenchLife™ - Paris hot chocolate - Colorova

The hot chocolate is thick and not too sweet in this 60s and 70s inspired restaurant. Also serving original and tasteful pastries to accompany your drink, for the big eaters, Colorova offers succulent brunches on the weekends. Don’t forget to book before though!

47 rue de l’Abbé Grégoire, 75 006 Paris
Metro: Saint-Placide

Pâtisserie Viennoise

MyFrenchLife™ - Paris hot chocolate - Patisserie Viennoise

This hot chocolate spot is a favorite of expat foodie David Lebovitz. Ordering a hot chocolate at the Pâtisserie Viennoise can be quite a challenge because of the smallness of the place. But once you’ll get your (cold) hands on the Grail, you’ll know it was worth it.

Those with a sweet tooth will especially love the enormous cloud of whipped cream literally brimming over the cup. 

Pâtisserie Viennoise
8 rue de l’Ecole de Médecine, 75 006 Paris
Metro: Odéon

Have you visited these places and experienced the hot chocolate? Share your favourite spots in the comments below.

Find hot chocolate in other arrondissements…
1st // 2nd & 3rd // 4th // 5th // 7th
8th // 9th // 10th & 11th // 12th & 13th // 14th & 15th // 16th & 17th // 18th // 19th & 20th

Image credits:
1. Hot chocolate, by David Leibovitz, via David Lebovitz.
2. La Jacobine, by Michael Kwan, via Flickr.
3. A hot chocolate at Grom, by Lesleyk, via Flickr.
4. Colorova pâtisserie, via Facebook.
5. Pâtisserie Viennoise, by Evan Bench, via Flickr.

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