It doesn’t have to be cold outside for you to enjoy a sweet and decadent cup of expertly crafted hot chocolate. Granted, there is nothing cozier than snuggling up under the covers and sipping at this heavenly concoction, but there is no bad time of year for hot chocolate either! Rich and creamy hot chocolate can lift anybody’s mood on even the dreariest of days, making it a perfect pick-me-up any time at all.

1). Memories
136 St Patrick St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5J9, Canada

Is a cup of hot chocolate just not enough? How about a bowl of hot chocolate? Rich and flavorful chocolate brewed with fresh milk is the perfect fit for any chilly day, and pairs perfectly with the decadent desserts that make up their all-day dessert menu.

2). Cacao 70
53 William St #51, Ottawa, ON K1N 6Z9, Canada

As you could probably guess by the name, Cacao 70 are specialists in chocolate. And you don’t get to earn the title of “chocolate specialist” if you can’t belt out a great cup of hot chocolate. Their take on this classic concoction is rich and smooth, all of the things that you love about chocolate warmed to perfect temperature and then put into a cup.

3). Stubbe Chocolates
375 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, ON K1N 9L3, Canada

You don’t get to be around since 1845 if you don’t sell a fine product, and Stubbe Chocolates has withstood the test of time because nothing that you get from their store will disappoint. For the past several years, this company has partnered with Procolcacoa to produce an ethically-sourced, pure chocolate drink. Nectar de Cacao can be enjoyed hot or cold, and is made of 100% cacao paste and sugar cane. Delicious and natural!

4). Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut
314 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K1Z 6X6, Canada

All of this chocolaterie’s products are made with Rainforest Alliance Certified chocolate, so you know that what you are eating or drinking is ethically sourced and produced sustainably. When you stop in to pick up a box of chocolates or just want to satiate a sweet tooth that calls for hot chocolate, there is no excuse for not trying the sweet, hot chocolate confection that they offer. Over eighty years of experience has been poured into Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut’s products, and you can taste the time-honored tradition and unique touches that flavor their hot chocolate.

5). A Thing for Chocolate
1262 Wellington St W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 3A5, Canada

Forget about powder hot chocolate mixes. A Thing for Chocolate uses their own premium chocolate in this sweet concoction, and it has Ottawans raving about it! You get to choose between milk, dark and white chocolate, all of which are delectable options that you should try at least once.