January 13, 2016

14 of the best hot chocolates in metro Detroit

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Cafe Muse - 418 S. Washington, Royal Oak - 248-544-4749 - With an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients it is no surprise that the decadent hot chocolate at Cafe Muse comes with a generous topping of fresh whipped cream.
Cafe Muse - 418 S. Washington, Royal Oak - 248-544-4749 - With an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients it is no surprise that the decadent hot chocolate at Cafe Muse comes with a generous topping of fresh whipped cream.
Germack Coffee Roasting Company Roastery and Espresso Bar - 2517 Russell St., Detroit; germack.com - This coffee shop in Eastern Market serves up a very special Rock City Hot Chocolate made with Rock N Rye marshmallows.
Germack Coffee Roasting Company Roastery and Espresso Bar - 2517 Russell St., Detroit; germack.com - This coffee shop in Eastern Market serves up a very special Rock City Hot Chocolate made with Rock N Rye marshmallows.
Five15 - 515 S. Washington, Royal Oak; 248-515-2551 - The quirky Five15 puts a unique spin on the classic winter warm up, offering hot chocolate in flavors that include banana and peanut butter. (Photo via Yelp, Five15 Media Mojo and More)
Five15 - 515 S. Washington, Royal Oak; 248-515-2551 - The quirky Five15 puts a unique spin on the classic winter warm up, offering hot chocolate in flavors that include banana and peanut butter. (Photo via Yelp, Five15 Media Mojo and More)
Cafe Con Leche - 4200 W. Vernor, Detroit - 313-554-1744 - With a Latin-infused menu, Cafe Con Leche goes beyond the familiar with cinnamon-spiced Mexican hot chocolate and other rich hot chocolate drinks. $2.45-$4. (Photo via Facebook, At Cafe Con Leche)
Cafe Con Leche - 4200 W. Vernor, Detroit - 313-554-1744 - With a Latin-infused menu, Cafe Con Leche goes beyond the familiar with cinnamon-spiced Mexican hot chocolate and other rich hot chocolate drinks. $2.45-$4. (Photo via Facebook, At Cafe Con Leche)
Toast, Birmingham - 203 Pierce, Birmingham - 248-258-6278 - Known for their creative breakfast dishes, Toast Birmingham turns a summer pleasure into a winter warm-up by serving their hot chocolate topped with toasted marshmallow and graham cracker crumbs.
Toast, Birmingham - 203 Pierce, Birmingham - 248-258-6278 - Known for their creative breakfast dishes, Toast Birmingham turns a summer pleasure into a winter warm-up by serving their hot chocolate topped with toasted marshmallow and graham cracker crumbs.
Fountain Bistro - 800 Woodward, Detroit - 313-237-7778 - Located in the heart of Campus Martius overlooking the skating rink, there’s no better place to warm up downtown than Fountain Bistro where the hot chocolate comes piled high with whipped cream. $4, or order it spiked for $8.
Fountain Bistro - 800 Woodward, Detroit - 313-237-7778 - Located in the heart of Campus Martius overlooking the skating rink, there’s no better place to warm up downtown than Fountain Bistro where the hot chocolate comes piled high with whipped cream. $4, or order it spiked for $8.
Fourteen East - 15 E. Kirby, Detroit 313-871-0500 - Part cafe, part art gallery, this cozy Midtown coffee shop serves up delectable hot chocolate with a tranquil atmosphere perfect for long conversations on cold days. (Photo via Yelp, Emily A.)
Fourteen East - 15 E. Kirby, Detroit 313-871-0500 - Part cafe, part art gallery, this cozy Midtown coffee shop serves up delectable hot chocolate with a tranquil atmosphere perfect for long conversations on cold days. (Photo via Yelp, Emily A.)
Gayle’s Chocolates - 417 S. Washington, Royal Oak - 248-398-0001 - For hot chocolate from folks who really know good chocolate, grab a cup of cocoa piled high with whipped cream from the coffee bar inside this sweet shop. (Photo via Facebook, Gayle’s Chocolates)
Gayle’s Chocolates - 417 S. Washington, Royal Oak - 248-398-0001 - For hot chocolate from folks who really know good chocolate, grab a cup of cocoa piled high with whipped cream from the coffee bar inside this sweet shop. (Photo via Facebook, Gayle’s Chocolates)
Java Hutt - 165 W. Nine Mile, Ferndale - 248-542-2438 - A cozy place to sip hot chocolate while working, studying, or just relaxing, this Ferndale spot gets rave reviews for plentiful outlets, comfortable couches, and a welcoming atmosphere. (Photo via Yelp, Steve L.)
Java Hutt - 165 W. Nine Mile, Ferndale - 248-542-2438 - A cozy place to sip hot chocolate while working, studying, or just relaxing, this Ferndale spot gets rave reviews for plentiful outlets, comfortable couches, and a welcoming atmosphere. (Photo via Yelp, Steve L.)
Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company - 3965 Woodward Ave., Detroit;  313-831-9627 - The best part about a hot chocolate at this Midtown coffee shop is that you can ask them to pour a little shot of sum’in-sum’in in there too. (Photo via Yelp user Annette J)
Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company - 3965 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-831-9627 - The best part about a hot chocolate at this Midtown coffee shop is that you can ask them to pour a little shot of sum’in-sum’in in there too. (Photo via Yelp user Annette J)