Best hot chocolate in Paris: the 14th and 15th arrondissements

MyFrenchLife™ - hot chocolate in Paris - cup of hot chocolateAlthough they may not be the liveliest neighborhoods in the capital, there’s still a lot to love about the 14th and 15th arrondissements.

There’s the very eerie Catacombs, the Paris Observatory and the île aux Cygnes with its miniature Statue of Liberty.

Of course, this neighborhood also hides some of the best hot chocolate in Paris – ideal for a pit-stop after a walk along the Rive Gauche. Allons-y!

Pierre Hermé

Pierre Hermé is the heir to four generations of bakers and pastry chefs, so it comes as no surprise that he is considered one of the best pastry chefs in the capital. French Vogue even called him the “Picasso of Pastry”.

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Need we say that his hot chocolate is a delight?

Pierre Hermé
185 Rue de Vaugirard, 75015 Paris
Métro: Pasteur


MyFrenchLife™ - hot chocolate in Paris - chocolatitudeWe bet that cacao addicts will immediately fall in love with this little hot chocolate shop. We also bet they will drink their creamy, organic hot chocolate in a gulp.

And in case that wasn’t enough, Chocolatitudes also make a sensational ice chocolate – perfect for the summer.

What more can we ask for?

57 rue Daguerre, 75014 Paris
Métro: Gaîté or Raspail 

MyFrenchLife™ - hot chocolate in Paris - Amorino


Once again Amorino makes the cut: their thick, decadent hot chocolate is just divine.

In the warmer months we could be tempted to some of their world famous gelato, but we can never say no to a chocolat chaud.

17 rue Daguerre, 75 014 Paris
Métro: Mouton-Duvernet

Les Pipelettes

Take two smiling and chatty friends, add charming vintage decorations and finish with a welcoming atmosphere. Combine all these things and you’ll get the perfect spot to sip a hot chocolate. But not just any! At Les Pipelettes, the drink is served in a large bowl of warm milk in which you melt a big chunk of chocolate.

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Don’t forget their brunches on Sundays. They’re exquisite!

Les Pipelettes
31 rue Brezin, 75 014 Paris
Métro: Mouton-Duvernet 

Have you tried any of these hot chocolate spots? Or do you have any of your own to add to our list? Add your comments and suggestions below!

Find hot chocolate in other arrondissements…
1st // 2nd & 3rd // 4th // 5th
6th // 7th // 8th // 9th // 10th & 11th // 12th & 13th // 16th & 17th // 18th // 19th & 20th

Image credits:
1. Cup-o-hot-Chocolate, by Suzanne Marije Cornelissen, via Flickr.
2. Pierre Herméby Xia V., via Yelp.
3. Chocolatitude, via Yelp.
4. Amorino, Paris, by James Wang, via Flickr.
5. Les Pipettes, by Audrey H., via Yelp.

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  1. roberta costa Dec 27, 2015 at 8:42 PM - Reply

    Angelina also make a good hot chocolate (best to share as it is very, very decadent)!

    • Judy MacMahon Jan 1, 2016 at 10:31 AM - Reply

      Bonjour Roberta You are correct the hot chocolate at Angelina is superb and indulgent. There are ten outlets in Paris including CDG airport and Versailles but none in the 14th and 15th arrondissement which is the focus of this article. However thanks for your tip! We will certainly make sure Angelina is covered in the first arrondissement list and perhaps the 7th as well. We love receiving tips and suggestions so please keep it up 🙂 Merci d’avance Judy

  2. Helen McKenna Jan 3, 2016 at 10:21 PM - Reply

    My favourite would be Jaques Genin. He came out of retirement to reopen as a chocolatier. His caramels are outstanding but well worth the price. E10.00 per 100 gms. Les Deux Magots is up there with Angelina.

    • Judy MacMahon Jan 20, 2016 at 10:34 PM - Reply

      Merci Helen I can see that you love quality chocolate too. Thanks for the tips!

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