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Where to Find 13 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.

Find the city’s best hot chocolates, from rich cones at Pacha to gelato-topped takes at Lick Honest Ice Creams takes at Dolce Neve. Then there are boozy options such as the mezcal ones at Whisler’s and spiked ones from the W Hotel. This update adds choices from Fluff Meringues, Velouria, and Four Seasons.

For other warming drinks, check out Eater’s pick for the best tea spots, hot cocktails, and coffee. For more toasty food ideas, look through Eater’s guide for those cold winter days.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Fluff Meringues & More

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4800 Burnet Rd #450
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 387-0605
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The sweets shop features a Mexican hot chocolate with comes with a vanilla-coca meringue topper of course, as well as a ginger-caramel drizzle.

Fluff’s hot chocolate
Fluff’s hot chocolate
Fluff Meringues [Official]

2. Epoch Coffee

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221 W North Loop Blvd
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-3762
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All locations of the coffee shop offer up a rich Dutch hot chocolate.

3. Pacha

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4618 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 420-8758
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Pacha’s got both Mexican and dark hot chocolates on its beverage lineup.

4. Baguette et Chocolat

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12101 Bee Cave Pkwy Bldg 6
Bee Cave, TX 78738
(512) 263-8388
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This French bakery and cafe serves hot chocolate along with its pastries and crepes.

5. Caffé Medici

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1101 W Lynn St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 524-5049
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Caffe Medici serves a high-grade hot chocolate in addition to its superior espresso.

6. Mohawk Austin

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912 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 666-0877
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The music venue serves up boozy hot chocolates from its bars.

7. W Austin

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200 Lavaca St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 542-3600
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As part of the downtown hotel’s holiday-themed pop-up, there’s a hot chocolate bar available through Wednesday, December 25 (Christmas Day).

8. Whisler's

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1816 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 480-0781
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The East Austin cocktail bar’s December menu features the Oaxacan hot chocolate, mixed with mezcal, Grand Marnier, cayenne, and an entire cookie. Partial proceeds will go towards Toys for Tots.

The Oaxacan hot chocolate at Whisler’s
The Oaxacan hot chocolate at Whisler’s
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9. Four Seasons Hotel Austin

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98 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 478-4500
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The downtown hotel’s Mexican hot chocolate can be boozed up with a shot of Ancho Reyes. 

The hot chocolate at Four Seasons
The hot chocolate at Four Seasons
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10. Lick Honest Ice Creams

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1100 S Lamar Blvd #1135
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 363-5622
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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.

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Lick Honest Ice Cream’s hot chocolate
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11. Dolce Neve

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1713 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 804-5568
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The gelato shop offers up hot chocolate made with 70 percent chocolate of course.

12. Via 313

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6705 Highway 290
Austin, TX 78735

The pizzeria mixes up boozy hot chocolates, the MexiMint Hot Chocolate, at all three of its brick-and-mortars.

13. Velouria

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3801 S Congress Ave Suite 116
Austin, TX 78704

The South Congress coffee shop and bar is mixing up the Gremlin, a boozy hot chocolate with peppermint and sprinkles called Gremlin.

The Gremlin hot chocolate at Velouria
The Gremlin hot chocolate at Velouria
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1. Fluff Meringues & More

4800 Burnet Rd #450, Austin, TX 78756
Fluff’s hot chocolate
Fluff’s hot chocolate
Fluff Meringues [Official]

The sweets shop features a Mexican hot chocolate with comes with a vanilla-coca meringue topper of course, as well as a ginger-caramel drizzle.

4800 Burnet Rd #450
Austin, TX 78756

2. Epoch Coffee

221 W North Loop Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

All locations of the coffee shop offer up a rich Dutch hot chocolate.

221 W North Loop Blvd
Austin, TX 78751

3. Pacha

4618 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756

Pacha’s got both Mexican and dark hot chocolates on its beverage lineup.

4618 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756

4. Baguette et Chocolat

12101 Bee Cave Pkwy Bldg 6, Bee Cave, TX 78738

This French bakery and cafe serves hot chocolate along with its pastries and crepes.

12101 Bee Cave Pkwy Bldg 6
Bee Cave, TX 78738

5. Caffé Medici

1101 W Lynn St, Austin, TX 78703

Caffe Medici serves a high-grade hot chocolate in addition to its superior espresso.

1101 W Lynn St
Austin, TX 78703

6. Mohawk Austin

912 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701

The music venue serves up boozy hot chocolates from its bars.

912 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701

7. W Austin

200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701

As part of the downtown hotel’s holiday-themed pop-up, there’s a hot chocolate bar available through Wednesday, December 25 (Christmas Day).

200 Lavaca St
Austin, TX 78701

8. Whisler's

1816 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
The Oaxacan hot chocolate at Whisler’s
The Oaxacan hot chocolate at Whisler’s
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The East Austin cocktail bar’s December menu features the Oaxacan hot chocolate, mixed with mezcal, Grand Marnier, cayenne, and an entire cookie. Partial proceeds will go towards Toys for Tots.

1816 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

9. Four Seasons Hotel Austin

98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
The hot chocolate at Four Seasons
The hot chocolate at Four Seasons
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The downtown hotel’s Mexican hot chocolate can be boozed up with a shot of Ancho Reyes. 

98 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701

10. Lick Honest Ice Creams

1100 S Lamar Blvd #1135, Austin, TX 78704
Lick Honest Ice Cream’s hot chocolate
Lick Honest Ice Cream’s hot chocolate
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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.

1100 S Lamar Blvd #1135
Austin, TX 78704

11. Dolce Neve

1713 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

The gelato shop offers up hot chocolate made with 70 percent chocolate of course.

1713 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

12. Via 313

6705 Highway 290, Austin, TX 78735

The pizzeria mixes up boozy hot chocolates, the MexiMint Hot Chocolate, at all three of its brick-and-mortars.

6705 Highway 290
Austin, TX 78735

13. Velouria

3801 S Congress Ave Suite 116, Austin, TX 78704
The Gremlin hot chocolate at Velouria
The Gremlin hot chocolate at Velouria
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The South Congress coffee shop and bar is mixing up the Gremlin, a boozy hot chocolate with peppermint and sprinkles called Gremlin.

3801 S Congress Ave Suite 116
Austin, TX 78704

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