Find amazing hot chocolate in Quebec City

The delights of cocoa can be enjoyed in any season, not just at -40 °C! For a stroll in the spring, when the snow turns to slush, or in the autumn to keep warm while the weather cools, here’s where to sip on this sweet wonder in Quebec City.

Café Krieghoff

1
1091, av Cartier, Québec, QC G1R 2S6

Coffee break goes chocolatey at this place on Cartier Avenue with a cup or bowl of one of their three unashamedly gluttonous hot chocolates: classic (35% black chocolate and cream), topped with marshmallows, or old-style (topped with whipped cream).

Cochon Dingue

2
2450, boul Laurier, Québec, QC G1V 2L1

It’s impossible not to mention the pitcher of very smooth old-style hot chocolate served at brunch at the four branches (Champlain, René-Lévesque, Maguire and Lebourgneuf, not to mention Lévis opening in 2017) of this icon by the Restos Plaisir Group. And what’s more, it’s included in the brunch!

Nektar Cafeologue

235, rue Saint-Joseph E, Québec, QC G1K 3B1

Yes, cafes also know how to make hot chocolate! At both of the addresses of this third wave “caféologue” (Saint-Joseph Street in St. Roch or 3rd Avenue in Limoilou), both an irresistible mocha and a creamy and comforting hot cocoa can be had.

Érico Chocolaterie et Pâtisserie Créative

3
634, rue Saint-Jean, Québec, QC G1R 1P8

This chocolatier on St. John Street, outside the walls, often tops the list of best places to enjoy a hot chocolate, and for good reason: with its extensive menu (full-bodied, velvety, spicy, creamy espresso or creamy like milk) based on premium chocolate, there’s something to everyone’s tastes.

Chocolato

4
2327, boul du Versant-Nord, Québec, QC G1N 4C2

A newcomer to the city's chocolate landscape, located in a somewhat industrial area (boulevard du Versant Nord), Chocolato stands out for its blending of coffee and hot chocolate. To espresso is added, as desired, coffee cream, cocoa, chocolate sauce, melted chocolate or, for an utterly decadent experience, white chocolate, milk and cocoa.

Café-Bar Artefact

5
8, rue Saint-Antoine, Québec, QC G1K 4C9

Nestled in the beautiful Auberge Saint-Antoine, located on the eponymous street in Old Port, l’Artefact offers one of the best hot chocolates in town. Made of 75% cocoa chocolate from Tanzania, it is served in a real old-time chocolate shop, in a format that’s perfect for two to share (or one to hog).

Les Chocolats Favoris Inc

6
65 boul René-Lévesque O, Québec, QC G1R 2A3

The veritable chocolate empire that is Favoris (Lévis, Charlesbourg, Neufchatel, Cap-Rouge, Saint-Nicolas, Cartier) ensures that its hot chocolates are ready to warm anyone, almost anywhere in the city. Of all the branches, we particularly like the one on Cartier, in the urban bustle of the Montcalm area, as well as the branch in the original building in Lévis.

Becoming a parent is often synonymous with "brunching often." When you have kids, it’s just that much easier to go out for lunch than for a three-hour dinner! Here are are a few places where the brats are welcome, without skimping on quality or ambiance for mum and dad.
Coffee fanatics will tell you: to test the talent of a barista (or "master of the coffee machine"), nothing beats an espresso. So, prepare your small cups, because the following establishments will give you quite a caffeine boost!
From April 12 to 24, gourmets and foodies of all kinds will flock to Quebec restaurants as part of the sixth edition of food festival Québec Exquis! 2016. For the occasion, 20 chefs are paired with 20 food producers to offer lunch menus ($20) and dinner menus ($40 or $50), balanced with Beaujolais wines. Here are the duos.
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