5 Places to Get the Best Hot Chocolate in Minneapolis

During those cold Minnesota winters, there’s a desire for the warm and sweet. Nothing quite hits both spots like a fine cup of hot chocolate. It combines all the delectable allure of chocolate with the convenience of being a warm beverage, making it perfect for getting through the winter months. It’s a favorite of both kids and adults, ideal for the family to keep themselves soothed during the most isolating time of the year. With that in mind, here are some of the best hot chocolate spots around Minneapolis where can acquire a fine cup of chocolate warmth.


3220 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55416

Having been around since 2004, Rustica has been one of the coziest spots in Minneapolis for both warm pastries and even warmer beverages. Their hot chocolate also goes far beyond just being a chocolate substitute for coffee. Variants on the drink include mint and toasted marshmallow, though they do have an old fashioned hot chocolate if that’s just the way you like it. Be sure to check out their Southdale location as well if you live further south in the Twin Cities.

Muffin Top Cafe

1424 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

As a welcoming element of the Nicolett Diner, Muffin Top Cafe is a coffeehouse that is both low-key with the environment and gay-friendly for customers of all sorts. Their selections include not only hot chocolate but plenty of mocha, frappe, and cappuccino options as well. Be sure to check out their extensive menu of both breakfast and dinner items that can pair well with your steaming cup of goodness.

Honey & Rye Bakehouse

4501 Excelsior Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416

Despite being such a small operation, Honey & Rye is one of the finest bakeries on the outskirts of Minneapolis. With a rustic quality, they bake up hand-made desserts and breakfast items, in addition to a slew of coffees and hot chocolate. They’re only open for a limited window per day and you won’t want to miss what they’re serving.

Butter Bakery Cafe

3700 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409

For the best in baked and buttery goodness, Butter Bakery Cafe has a little bit of everything. Small yet inviting, the cafe boasts a decadent array of baked goods to go along with their savory serving of hot chocolate. Check out their menu for items well suited for breakfast and lunch, making this independent cafe a good choice all day long.

Mojo Coffee Gallery

2205 California St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Mojo Coffee has a little bit of everything to be a chill spot for all things warm and toasty. Part coffeehouse and part pottery studio, the gallery has a historic wonderment amid all its savory baked goods and wonderful drinks. Nothing goes better with their decadent hot chocolate than a filling pasty.

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