Best hot chocolate in Paris: the 18th arrondissement

MyFrenchLife™ - hot chocolate in Paris - Montmartre by nightArty, popular, ebullient, cosmopolitan and scandalous – the 18th arrondissement is a little cluster of contrasts, flavors and landscapes.

A favorite area for tourists, this neighborhood is also packed with cafés of every kind.

To help you avoid the made-for-tourists pastiche, we’ve sorted the good from bad, and chosen the four best places to drink a traditional hot chocolate in the 18th. Shall we?

Le Coquelicot

MyFrenchLife™ - hot chocolate in Paris - la Coquelicot

You’re craving a real hot chocolate, and you wouldn’t say no to a delicious viennoiserie too. Luckily for you, Le Coquelicot is half bakery, half bistro.

Don’t miss their breakfast menus with baguette, brioche, butter, jam… and hot chocolate of course! Brunches are served all week long.

Address: Le Coquelicot, 24 Rue des Abbesses, 75018 Paris
Métro: Abbesses

Café Lomi

MyFrenchLife™ - hot chocolate in Paris - Lomi

Tasting a hot chocolate at the Café Lomi is a real journey for the senses. First, the sight, with lovely decoration and wooden furniture. Second, the scent of freshly ground beans caresses your nostrils. Third, the sensation as you sip this intensely flavored beverage.

Your taste buds will tell you the rest…

Address: Café Lomi, 3 ter rue Marcadet, 75018 Paris
Métro: Marcadet-Poissonniers

Le Bal Café

MyFrenchLife™ - hot chocolate in Paris - Le Bal

Situated in an old ballroom from the 1930’s, Le Bal Café is huddled in a small impasse.

Pair your warm Valrhona hot chocolate with some homemade cakes. We’ve heard that the cheesecake is delightful too…

Address: Le Bal Café, 6 impasse de la Défense, 75018 Paris
Métro: Place de Clichy


MyFrenchLife™ - hot chocolate in Paris - Amorino

Yes, we’ve already mentioned this Italian chain which specializes in ice-creams. But we wanted to let you know that you can get your hands on their delicious range of hot chocolates in Abesses, too!

Address: Amorino, 39 rue des Abbesses, 75018 Paris
Métro: Abbesses

Have you got any favorite cafés in the 18th to add to our list? Add your suggestions in the comment box below!

Find hot chocolate in other arrondissements…
1st // 2nd & 3rd // 4th // 5th
6th // 7th // 8th // 9th // 10th & 11th // 12th & 13th // 14th & 15th // 16th & 17th // 19th & 20th

Image credits:
1. Montmartre by Night, by Loïc Lagarde, via Flickr.
2. Le Coquelicot, by Paolo, via Flickr.
3. Le Bal Café, by Fanny B., via Yelp.
4. Café Lomi, by Yelp Inc, via Flickr.
5. Amorino © Tuong-An Huynh.

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