Now that you’ve shoveled your sidewalk, bought a sled, and took a ride down a hill in Prospect Park, there’s one more important item on any first-rate snow day checklist: hot chocolate! Here are some of our favorite places to grab a rich, warm mug of chocolatey goodness:
Snowdays Cafe, 214 Flatbush Avenue: Perfect timing for this cafe that just opened last Sunday! Come for their specialty hot chocolates and stay for the shaved cream, Intelligentsia coffee, matcha brownies, and Asian-inspired signature desserts.
The Chocolate Room, 51 5th Avenue: Though this is one rich cup of hot chocolate, unlike some others, it’s not so heavy that you take a couple sips and need a break — it’s drinkable to the last drop. (We tasted their rich hot chocolate at their old location down the block.)
Cocoa Bar, 228 7th Avenue: If you’re coming from the 3rd Street entrance of Prospect Park after sledding, this is a good place to warm up — there’s spacious seating in the back, and they have a hot chocolate for any taste, from dark chocolate to “funky monkey” banana, though we’re partial to the spicy version.
Colson Patisserie, 374 9th Street: A more grown-up hot chocolate, this one is not particularly sweet, but we’ve found it’s the perfect one to use for dunking one of their fluffy, sweet brioche rolls.
Are there any other spots you love in the neighborhood for hot chocolate? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.