Best hot chocolate in Paris: the 10th-11th arrondissements

MyFrenchLife™ - Paris hot chocolate - AmorinoWhat we love about the 10th and 11th arrondissements is the arty and boho atmosphere next to the frenzy of Bastille or République.

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

MyFrenchLife™ - Paris hot chocolate - 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


MyFrenchLife™ - Paris hot chocolate - Barbershop

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!

68, avenue de la République, 75 011 Paris
Métro: République


MyFrenchLife™ - Paris hot chocolate - Amorino

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.

4 rue de la Roquette, 75 011 Paris
Métro: Bastille

Helmut Newcake

MyFrenchLife™ - Paris hot chocolate - Helmut Newcake

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
Métro: Goncourt

Have you sampled any of the hot chocolate on offer at these spots? Let us know what you think in the comment box below!

Find hot chocolate in other arrondissements…
1st // 2nd & 3rd // 4th // 5th
6th // 7th // 8th // 9th // 12th & 13th // 14th & 15th // 16th & 17th // 18th // 19th & 20th

Image Credits:
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. 

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Judy MacMahon

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  1. sega10028 Jun 10, 2015 at 11:32 PM - Reply

    You should update this post – Tuck Shop has been closed for almost a year.

    • Julia Greenhalf Jun 11, 2015 at 7:13 PM - Reply

      Thank you for the update sega! It is sorely missed. Hopefully you’ll find a new favourite here soon!

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