Best hot chocolate in Paris: the 6th arrondissement
The 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.
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.
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
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.Grom
81 Rue de Seine, 75 006 Paris
Metro: Mabillon or Saint-Germain-des-Prés
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!Colorova
47 rue de l’Abbé Grégoire, 75 006 Paris
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
Have you visited these places and experienced the hot chocolate? Share your favourite spots in the comments below.
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.