It’s starting to get a bit chilly out there, Toronto. And if you’re looking for ways to stay warm while still enjoying the outdoors this holiday season, we recommend some hot chocolate. That being said, we’ve compiled a list of Toronto cafes that offer the delicious drink that is absolutely perfect for the season.

This is also the best way to uncover new cafes in your city, instead of resorting to the big-name brands. You can support local this season AND stay warm.

That being said, check out our list of Toronto cafes for a festive hot chocolate to warm up your winter.

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Swiss Chocolate On Yorkville

Who knew hot chocolate could be so… luxurious? Sip on the best Swiss hot chocolate the city has to offer. This all-in-one dessert shop and cafe offers a variety of chocolate creations and the sweetest cups of the hot beverage for in-store or to-go.

Where: 70 Yorkville Avenue


You can find some of the most festive drinks at Balzacs, especially if you’re craving a delicious hot chocolate. For the ultimate holiday experience, check out its Distillery District location and enjoy some items off its winter menu while basking in the holiday market spirit.

Where: Locations here

The Grand Order of Divine Sweets

Check out this chocolatier’s cozy Dessert Café in Toronto’s West Queen West neighborhood. The Grand Order of Divine Sweets is a magical place that offers the sweetest treats, specialty drinks, cafe desserts, and more.

Where: 1162 Queen St W

Sweet Jesus


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There’s no stopping Sweet Jesus when it comes to wildly creative creations. And its hot chocolate is no exception! Try cookies & cream, Hella Hazelnut, Oh Hungry, or Bangin’ Brownie What the heck, try all four!

Where: Find your nearest locations here

Chocosol Traders


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You won’t find a group of people in Toronto as passionate about craft chocolate as these. Chocolate is their first love (we relate), and their drinking chocolate is some of the best we’ve found.

Stop by for a tasting, and realize you’ll never be going back to Timmie’s again.

Where: 1131 St Clair Avenue W

S’cream Ice Cream + Coffee

This is the spot for all things sweet and out of this world. They also serve a mean hot chocolate that will leave you wanting more. If you find yourself in Yorkville, make sure to stop by and check out their drink selections.

Where: 126 Cumberland Street