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Five Spots for Hot Chocolate on National Cocoa Day

13:00 December 11, 2020
By: Blake Anderson

The cold weather is here (every other day, at least); it is time for bonfires and hot chocolate. A great cup of hot chocolate can make any winter day or night bearable. New Orleans has some great spots that serve hot chocolate during the winter and some that have it all year around. On Sunday, December 13, grab yourself a hot chocolate from one of these local New Orleans shops to celebrate National Cocoa Day.

The Creole Creamery

Simply one of the best places to get frozen desserts in New Orleans is Creole Creamery. Although the shops' main focus is fresh ice cream and sorbets, they also serve delicious hot chocolate during the winter. For only $4, celebrate National Cocoa Day with a hot chocolate at one of their several locations. As delicious as their ice cream is, you can bet that their hot chocolate is just as satisfying. Multiple Locations,

Who Dat Coffee Café

A great spot for breakfast and brunch in New Orleans is Who Dat Coffee Café. Their menu includes delicious breakfast, as well as soups, salads, and sandwiches for lunch. The café also has hot chocolate for customers to enjoy. This café is a great location to grab a hot chocolate with Sunday brunch on National Cocoa Day. 2401 Burgundy St., (504) 872-0360,

Willa Jean

This popular restaurant and bakery serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as coffee and hot chocolate. Willa Jean is a Southern favorite in New Orleans. On Saturdays and Sundays, the shop serves brunch. For National Cocoa Day, Willa Jean invites you to experience their fresh local ingredients and their fresh-made hot chocolate. 611 O'Keefe Ave., (504) 648-6020,

PJ's Coffee

One of the most popular local coffee shops in New Orleans has a couple of hot chocolate options for customers to try. PJ's Coffee uses Ghiradelli chocolate to make their famous hot chocolate. Since we live in Louisiana with the world's most unpredictable weather, PJ's offers a frozen hot chocolate as well. Multiple locations,

Café Du Monde

Since its opening in 1862, Café du Monde has always been a New Orleans favorite. Most people opt for chicory coffee or café au lait here, but you can't go wrong with their hot chocolate, either—and it combines deliciously with their fresh and hot beignets. Their French Quarter location, which is the original shop, is open 24/7 for all your beignet and hot-chocolate cravings. 800 Decatur St., (504) 525-4544,

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