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Lick Honest Ice Cream’s hot chocolate.
Annie Ray

Where to Find 12 Indulgent Hot Chocolates in Austin

Rich cocoa drinks, both boozy and alcohol-free

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Lick Honest Ice Cream’s hot chocolate.
| Annie Ray

Yes, it's true: Austin winters can get very, very cold. And what better way to ward off freezing temperatures than with hot chocolate? It’s rich, satisfying, and sweet, the perfect combination, and add dollops of whipped cream for extra indulgence. Luckily, there are Austin spots offering hot chocolates right now.

Find Austin’s best hot chocolates, from rich ones at Pacha to ice cream-topped takes at Lick Honest Ice Creams to Mexican hot chocolates at Veracruz All Natural. Then there are boozy options such as the Ancho Reyes and mezcal ones at Kinda Tropical or the vegan whiskey ones at Sunny’s Backyard.

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Lala's Little Nugget

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Find boozy hot chocolate at the Christmas-forever bar, mixed with Jim Bean vanilla bourbon. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Epoch Coffee

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All locations of the coffee shop offer up rich Dutch hot chocolates. To-go orders can be placed in person; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Baguette et Chocolat

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This French bakery and cafe serves hot chocolate along with its pastries and crepes. To-go orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Pacha Organic Cafe

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Pacha’s got both Mexican and dark hot chocolates on its beverage lineup. To-go orders can be placed online; there are indoor dine-in areas.

Mozart's Coffee Roasters

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The lakeside cafe is serving Mexican hot chocolates this winter season. To-go orders can be placed in person; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Medici Coffee Roasters

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All locations of Caffe Medici serve high-grade hot chocolates in addition to its great espresso. To-go orders can be placed in person; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Veracruz All Natural

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All Veracruz locations with juice bars are serving up Mexican hot chocolates topped with whipped cream and sprinkles. To-go orders can be placed in person; most areas include outdoor dine-in areas with some indoor spaces.

Kinda Tropical

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The East Austin bar’s got a boozy hot chocolate on deck. The Oaxacan hot chocolate is mixed with Abuelita hot chocolate mix plus Ancho Reyes and mezcal and milk. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Sunny's Backyard

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The East Austin vegan bar’s holiday pop-up includes a boozy hot chocolate made with whiskey. It runs through Saturday, December 31. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Lick Honest Ice Creams

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The ice cream shop’s frosty hot cocoa is made with Srsly Chocolate plus two scoops of ice cream at all of its locations (and yes, there are vegan iterations). To-go orders can be placed in person, there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas typically.

Someone holding up a hot chocolate.
Lick Honest Ice Cream’s hot chocolate.
Annie Ray

Gibson Street Bar

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The holiday menu at the South Lamar bar includes boozy hot chocolate with your choice of a bunch of liquors. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Little Drinks Lounge

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The South Congress bar erves up hot chocolates mixed with Fernet Branca.

Lala's Little Nugget

Find boozy hot chocolate at the Christmas-forever bar, mixed with Jim Bean vanilla bourbon. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Epoch Coffee

All locations of the coffee shop offer up rich Dutch hot chocolates. To-go orders can be placed in person; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Baguette et Chocolat

This French bakery and cafe serves hot chocolate along with its pastries and crepes. To-go orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Pacha Organic Cafe

Pacha’s got both Mexican and dark hot chocolates on its beverage lineup. To-go orders can be placed online; there are indoor dine-in areas.

Mozart's Coffee Roasters

The lakeside cafe is serving Mexican hot chocolates this winter season. To-go orders can be placed in person; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Medici Coffee Roasters

All locations of Caffe Medici serve high-grade hot chocolates in addition to its great espresso. To-go orders can be placed in person; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Veracruz All Natural

All Veracruz locations with juice bars are serving up Mexican hot chocolates topped with whipped cream and sprinkles. To-go orders can be placed in person; most areas include outdoor dine-in areas with some indoor spaces.

Kinda Tropical

The East Austin bar’s got a boozy hot chocolate on deck. The Oaxacan hot chocolate is mixed with Abuelita hot chocolate mix plus Ancho Reyes and mezcal and milk. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Sunny's Backyard

The East Austin vegan bar’s holiday pop-up includes a boozy hot chocolate made with whiskey. It runs through Saturday, December 31. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Lick Honest Ice Creams

The ice cream shop’s frosty hot cocoa is made with Srsly Chocolate plus two scoops of ice cream at all of its locations (and yes, there are vegan iterations). To-go orders can be placed in person, there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas typically.

Someone holding up a hot chocolate.
Lick Honest Ice Cream’s hot chocolate.
Annie Ray

Gibson Street Bar

The holiday menu at the South Lamar bar includes boozy hot chocolate with your choice of a bunch of liquors. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Little Drinks Lounge

The South Congress bar erves up hot chocolates mixed with Fernet Branca.

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