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Best Hot Cocoa In The Twin Cities

December 31, 2010 10:11 AM

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Hot Cocoa, Winter, Hot Chocolate

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Whether you call it hot coco, hot cocoa, or hot chocolate, there is one thing we can agree on — it is the perfect winter treat.  It is sure to warm you up after a cold day outside and bring back the nostalgia of childhood when you needed to warm up after a long day of sledding and building snowmen. So, if you are looking for places to pick up hot cocoa for your grown-up tastes, sit down at one of these establishments and have a sip.

In no particular order …

Wilde Roast Café

Wilde Roast Café (credit:

Wilde Roast Café

518 Hennepin Ave. E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
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Two words: cute and cozy. This Oscar Wilde themed café sells some tasty cocoa — including a chocolate mint flavored concoction.

Kopplin’s Coffee


Kopplin’s Coffee

490 Hamline Avenue South
Saint Paul, MN 55116
(651) 698-0457
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They may be known for their coffee but we bet you love their cocoa too. You can get it made with real milk or dark chocolate, or Rogue Chocolatier chocolate too. The menu changes seasonally, so you may get to try a different special flavor depending on the time of year.

Hell's Kitchen


Hell’s Kitchen

80 South 9th St.
Minneapolis MN 55402

Oh so creamy! You may think you’ve made a deal with the devil when you taste the homemade hot cooca at Hell’s Kitchen.

Cafe Latte


Cafe Latté

850 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 224-5687
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Try their cocoa with a slice of their famous turtle cake and you will be indulging your rich chocolaty dreams.


1432 W 31st St
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 825-1572

The quaint neighborhood bistro is known for the delicious foods and bakery goods. Pop in a few of their peppermint marshmallows into their cocoa and you have a warm winter treat.

Alison Lorge is a web producer and consumer blogger at WCCO.COM.

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  • JuJubes

    McDonalds makes it with real hot steamed milk…not the powdered stuff! It’s super good, topped with real whipped cream and drizzled chocolate and under $3…can’t beat that!!

    • McD sucks

      McDonald’s hot cocoa is like drinking chocolate syrup from a bottle. It’s disgusting!

    • amira~j

      i agree mcdonald sucks..i tried it a week ago..i had to dump it the minute i stepped outside..

  • Tom

    Are people getting paid to keep putting Hell’s Kitchen in these ‘Best Of’ lists? There is nothing remarkable about their food, atmosphere, service, etc. Also, can we venture outside a 5-mile radius for these pieces?

  • Big Dog

    Hi all, actually Running Aces card room serves a mean hot chocolate. Try it sometime.

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