Best hot chocolate in Paris: the 12th-13th arrondissements

MyFrenchLife™ - Paris hot chocolate - chocolat chaudThe 12th and 13th arrondissements of Paris alternate tranquility with more modern neighborhoods around the Bibiliothèque François Mitterrand.

After a walk in the Bois de Vincennes or around the charming Butte au Cailles, why not stop for a hot chocolate?

We’ve found the best in the area…


Puerto Cacao

MyFrenchLife™ - Paris hot chocolate - Puerto Cacao

Traditional chocolate, fair trade and sustainable development: this could be the motto of Puerto Cacao – a unique chocolate store created to introduce the Parisians to a high quality chocolate, guaranteed ethically sourced. Need we add that their hot chocolates are delectable?

Puero Cacao
2 Rue Théophile Roussel, 75 012 Paris
Métro: Ledru-Rollin


MyFrenchLife™ - Paris hot chocolate - tea room

L’Oisivethé is a small, cosy nest serving up their creamy beverages in an old-fashioned porcelain cup. And in this cozy tearoom, you can even learn how to knit!

1 Rue Jean Marie Jego, 75 013 Paris
Métro: Tolbiac

Espressamente Illy

MyFrenchLife™ - Paris hot chocolate - Illy

Though this Italian chain specializes in coffee, it’s worth tasting their hot chocolate – flavored with pistachio, hazelnut or almond. The café also offers a number of pastries and cakes to accompany your warm beverage. Delizioso!

Espressamente Illy
Bercy Village, 42 Cour Saint-Émilion, 75 012 Paris
Métro: Cour Saint-Émillion

Where are your favourite hot chocolate spots in the 12th and 13th arrondissements? Add any that we’ve missed in the comment box below!

Find hot chocolate in other arrondissements…
1st // 2nd & 3rd // 4th // 5th
6th // 7th // 8th // 9th // 10th & 11th // 14th & 15th // 16th & 17th // 18th // 19th & 20th

Image Credits:
1. Chocolat Chaud “Parisien”by Yuichi Sakuraba, via Flickr.
2. Puerto Cacao, by Smaïn A., via Yelp.
3. L’Oisivethé, via Facebook.
4. Espressamente Illy, via Facebook.

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