Best hot chocolate in Paris: the 10th-11th arrondissements
On the one hand you have the hustle and bustle of animated bars and concert halls. On the other, a succession of trendy designer boutiques and little cafés along the Canal St Martin, where it just feels good to observe la vie parisienne over a hot chocolate.
We’re sure you’d love to know where they serve the best ones. Here are our favorites:
La Chambre aux Oiseaux
The name of this coffee shop takes us straight away to another world. With its old-fashioned yet lovely wallpaper, comfy chairs, cushions and wooden furniture, we feel like we’re in a small, snug nest. And the experience wouldn’t be complete without a wonderful cup of traditional hot chocolate. We can’t wait to come back!La Chambre aux Oiseaux
48 Rue Bichat, 75 010 Paris
Métro: Jacques Bonsergent
Behind this curious name, is hidden a restaurant/bar/coffee shop with an arty atmosphere and a vintage look. We have no doubt that their thick hot chocolate will please cacao enthusiasts. American or British brunches are also served on weekends. Bon appétit!Barbershop
68, avenue de la République, 75 011 Paris
We’re pretty sure you’re quite familiar with this Italian ice cream maker by now. At Bastille, too, you can taste one of their various hot chocolates. The hazelnut flavored is my personal favorite: creamy and with a real taste of praline, it’s a delight.Amorino
4 rue de la Roquette, 75 011 Paris
Helmut Newcake is the first gluten-free bakery in Paris, and good news: their hot chocolate is as mouth-watering as their large choice of cakes and pastries. Cozily seated in this luminous café, we love how the hot beverage compliments our delicious cake.Helmut Newcake
36 Rue Bichat, 75 010 Paris
Have you sampled any of the hot chocolate on offer at these spots? Let us know what you think in the comment box below!
1. Hot Chocolate, by Lin Judy, via Flickr.
2. La Chambre aux Oiseaux, by La Chambre aux Oiseaux, via Facebook.
3. Tuck Shop by Tuck Shop, via Facebook.
4. Parlor Coffee by Premshree Pillai, via Flickr.
5. Amorino, by Lin Judy, via Flickr.
6. Gluten free pastries at Helmut Newcake, by Lukr, via Flickr.