Satisfy your sweet tooth with Victoria’s best hot chocolate

While many coffee shops have mastered the art of a good latte or espresso, it can be more difficult to track down a truly memorable hot chocolate. When you're craving that warm and fuzzy feeling that comes from downing a sweet and creamy hot chocolate, here's where you can go to find it.

Chocolat Chocolatiere de Victoria

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703 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8W 1G9

You wouldn't go to a chocolate shop for great coffee, so why go to a coffee shop for great chocolate? Instead, you should pay a visit to a professionally trained chocolatier at Chocolat. Besides a wide array of delicious truffles and chocolaty tidbits, the talented chefs here whip up a delicious hot chocolate made from real melted house-made chocolate. A spicy version is also available when you're ready to take it up a notch.

Murchie's Tea & Coffee

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1110 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 1Y2

Murchie’s started out over 100 years ago as a traditional tea shop carrying only the best loose teas available, and that same level of excellence has since been applied to their hot chocolate as well. The shop itself is beautiful and inviting, making it the perfect place to relax and enjoy a cup of cocoa. If you want a side of history with your delicious hot chocolate, Murchie’s is sure to satisfy.

Habit Coffee

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552 Pandora Ave, Victoria, BC V8W 1N7

Habit is one of Victoria’s many local coffee shops, but it separates itself from the pack with its friendly and talented staff. Every staff member at Habit has mastered the art of hot chocolate, and you’ll be sure to taste the careful preparation that’s gone into every cup. The company is also dedicated to ethical sourcing and green business practices, so you can feel good about indulging your sweet tooth here.

Interactivity Board Game Cafe

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723 Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 1L6

What could be better than a delicious cup of hot chocolate? How about a delicious cup of hot chocolate enjoyed with friends over a board game. Interactivity is Victoria’s first and only board game cafe. They have thousands of games to choose from, ranging from the silly to the intense, and welcome anyone who wants to try their hand at a game, all for only a five dollar cover fee. Hot chocolates here come in traditional or spiced flavours.

Shatterbox

BC

Shatterbox prides itself on blending unique flavours to create innovative new tastes. And while their primary focus is on coffee, they make a mean cup of hot chocolate as well. Choose classic, dark and spicy or white hot chocolate topped with optional whipped cream. For something completely different, try the Love Potion, a blend of steamed chocolate milk, rose water and black tea.

Cornerstone Cafe

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B-1313 Gladstone Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1R9

The Cornerstone Cafe has become a local favourite not just because of their delicious drinks, but because they’re committed to doing good in the community. Owned by Fernwood NRG, a non-profit dedicated to helping the residents of Fernwood, a portion of the cafe’s profits go to local programs and outreach initiatives. Stopping in for a hot chocolate here can make you feel warm and fuzzy for all the right reasons.

Blenz Coffee

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G1-1001 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 2C5

Started in Vancouver 1992, Blenz has spread across the province and then the globe thanks to their quality products and friendly staff. Their Douglas Street location in particular feels intimate and familiar. The baristas here will make you an unforgettable Belgian hot chocolate containing 100% Belgian chocolate and no powders or syrups. Pure, rich and chocolaty, the way hot chocolate was meant to be enjoyed.

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