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4 Hot Spots for Hot Chocolate in Downtown St. Louis

You may not enjoy St. Louis’ sub-freezing temperatures or snow storms, but here’s something everyone can get excited about: hot chocolate season is in full swing. Whether you prefer your cocoa with a kick of whiskey or unlimited marshmallows, these spots in Downtown St. Louis have you covered.

Blondie’s Coffee and Wine Bar

1301 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103

Cozy up by the fireplace with your choice of classic or Aztec hot cocoa. If you’re not familiar, Aztec chocolate is spiced with cinnamon and vanilla, along with hints of chili and cayenne pepper. Pair your hot cocoa with a Blondie Brownie for the ultimate sweet tooth satisfaction.

Park Avenue Coffee

417 N. 10th St.
St. Louis, MO 63101

Park Ave.’s hot chocolate is a mouthwatering blend of Monin white and dark chocolate fused with creamy steamed milk. Pair a cup with a slice of Chocolate Chunk Gooey Butter Cake—if you know what’s good for you.

Rooster

1104 Locust St.
St. Louis, MO 63101

This Euro cafe serves up hot chocolate from its sister restaurant that also happens to be St. Louis’ premiere chocolate destination: Baileys’ Chocolate Bar. Want to add a kick to your cocoa? Ask for a shot of espresso, Baileys, or raspberry liqueur.

Bella’s Frozen Yogurt

1021 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63101

You might remember the guys at Bella’s for their infamous Red Hot Riplets froyo combo, but they know their way around a cup of hot chocolate too. Load up your cup with as many toppings as you’d like at no extra charge. Want a twist of peppermint? Don’t hesitate to ask.