Top Hot Chocolate In St. Louis

December 18, 2013 6:00 AM

Whether you’ve been out sledding down Art Hill, skating at Steinberg Ice Rink or just feeling the cold winds of winter, a steaming hot beverage takes the edge off of wintry days. The heat from the cup feels good when you hold it in your mitten-covered hands. One sip and you start to feel soothing warmth, from your mouth to your tummy. Warm up on a cold day in St. Louis by sipping on a delicious cup of hot chocolate. When the temperatures begin to drop below freezing, locals know where to go to find a sweet, warm chocolate drink. Sip the top hot chocolate in St. Louis at these following locations.
baileys Top Hot Chocolate In St. Louis

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Baileys’ Chocolate Bar
1915 Park Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63104
(314) 241-8100

With chocolate as part of the name, you would expect to find some of the best hot chocolate in the area. You will certainly not be disappointed when you drop into this Lafayette Square bar that specializes in chocolate everything. Using only natural ingredients of the finest chocolates, milk and sugar, this bar serves hot chocolate that is superb. Choose dark and rich, semi sweet or white chocolate in your toasty hot cup. Before you leave, pick up a package of your favorite flavor in a dry mix and give it to someone special as a gift, or save it to enjoy at home throughout the winter.

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The Fountain On Locust
3037 Locust St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 535-7800

Step into the most photographed soda fountain in the midwest, with its beautiful art deco wall mural that even extends into the restrooms. The soda fountain restaurant is located inside what used to be a Stutz automobile showroom, where if you ordered a Stutz, the car would be made to order. The Fountain continues its historical roots and extends this same standard of service with its specialty drinks, made to order. This spot is famous for old fashioned phosphate sodas and ice cream, but the delicious drinks don’t stop when the weather turns cold. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate that is made by the cup with freshly made whipped cream on top.

cyranos Top Hot Chocolate In St. Louis


603 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119
(314) 963-3232

After a show or before a game, this restaurant is known for the tastiest desserts in the area. When locals want the finest sweet desserts, they know where to satisfy their cravings any time of year. Enjoy huge ice cream specialty desserts year round, but when it’s too cold outside to bite into sweet frozen treats without shivering, it’s time to warm up with the same standards of goodness. Savor some of the area’s best hot chocolate, prepared with steamed milk and topped with whipped cream.

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The Gelateria
3197 S. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63118
(314) 776-3500

Find a little bit of Italy in this local Italian dessert café. Its delicious gelato and other menu items will make you feel like you’re sitting inside a sidewalk café in Europe. The sweet, rich flavors don’t stop at the amazing gelato. Order a hot chocolate, which is made with steamed milk flavored with syrup of your choosing. Or, choose to sip on a steamer which is a rich European drinking chocolate topped with whipped cream.

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Bissinger’s at Maryland Plaza
32 Maryland Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 367-7750

Locals have known for years that when it comes to fine chocolates and gift giving, Bissinger’s will never let them down. Visit the Central West End location, and you’ll discover the delicious flavors that Karl Bissinger brought from France years ago. On cold days, enjoy gourmet hot cocoa with a signature cocoa blend, milk and whipped cream. Savor a rich blend of pure drinking chocolate, or cool it down just a bit with Bissinger’s chocolate milk.

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