The 5 Best Cups of Hot Chocolate in Salt Lake City

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There is nothing quite like cozying up to a rich, heart-warming cup of hot chocolate. With the coldest temperatures of the year coming and going, I’ve had several requests from friends and foodies alike, searching for the best hot chocolate in Salt Lake City. Being the hot chocolate connoisseur that I am, I jumped at the idea of rounding up a post featuring the best cups of hot cocoa in town. Hope you enjoy my post! Let me know if there are other’s you enjoy as well as those found on my list!

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5. Bruges Waffles & Frites

Although most readers here at Female Foodie know and love Bruges Waffles & Frites for their life-changing liege waffles (literally heaven in every bite), we’re definitely big fans of their rich and luxurious Belgian hot chocolate. Next time you visit bruges, take a look past the counter and you’ll notice their hot cocoa machine constantly churning the Belgian chocolate and cream together. My favorite is to pair this delicious cup of cocoa with a waffle and a scoop of creme fraiche. Because what is better together than sugar & sugar? Bruges Waffles & Frites (336 W 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT // 801.363.4444)

4. Grand America Hotel

This list of best hot chocolate in Salt Lake City wouldn’t be complete with out the most regal of options. And although there isn’t anything exceptionally unique about the cocoa at the Grand America, the experience is certainly the finest. Next time you’re wanting to warm up downtown, or catch up with friends in a gorgeous environment with a hot beverage, make your way to the gorgeous lobby lounge and pull up a chair for a great conversation and a dose of decent people watching. Better yet make it an event during their afternoon tea from 1:00-3:00 p.m. each afternoon, accompanied with traditional English menu items. Grand America Hotel (555 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT // 801.258.6000)

3. La Barba Coffee

One of my favorite spots for a cup of drinking chocolate is at La Barba Coffee, just inside of Finca, downtown in Salt Lake City. Drinking chocolate = made with real chocolate. My talented friend Becky who blogs over at The Vintage Mixer owns this small business with her husband Josh. I love the thought and detail they put into every last part of their coffee shop including the hand-made pastries and drinks made to order. This drinking chocolate is one of my favorites because it isn’t overbearingly sweet, yet is laced with dark, local artisan chocolate. Bring a friend here next time you want to catch up in a beautiful, timeless environment with vinyl records being played in the background. La Barba Coffee (327 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT // 385.215.8481)

2. Tulie Bakery

Tulie Bakery wins again. I love including them on my list of best hot chocolate in Salt Lake City because they are, to me, what defines a classic cup of hot chocolate. Bakers cocoa, sugar, and cream are the sole three ingredients that make the magic happen with this frothy, warm cup of deliciousness. And while you’re making a stop at Tulie, enjoy your hot cocoa with a delicious panini or morning bun (they’ll heat it up for you- just ask!). Tulie Bakery (863 East 700 South, Salt Lake City, UT // 801.883.9741)

1. Hatch Family Chocolates

This, my friends, is what I consider the “creme de la creme” of all hot chocolates in Salt Lake City. Tucked away in the avenues across the street from LDS hospital lies my favorite chocolate shop in the entire city. Not to anyones surprise, they make one killer cup of hot cocoa. Picture heavy cream, whole milk, and melted dark chocolate pieces for my favorite cup of hot chocolate in SLC. It’s more decadent than anything you’ve had but with one sip you’ll see why I keep coming back for more. They have milk, dark (favorite), and even vegan options. This hot chocolate is so rich and chocolate-y that it’s a dessert for a cup by itself. Hatch Family Chocolates (376 8th Ave A, Salt Lake City, UT // 801.532.4912)

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  1. Thank you for the best hot chocolate suggestions!!! We can’t wait to try all of them! My husband and I also like the hot chocolate (among many other things) at:
    Cucina
    1026 East 2nd Ave.
    Salt Lake City, UT
    801.322.3055

  2. Brooke I hate to say it, but the best dang hot chocolate in the whole entire world is at Maverik!!! Like the Maverik gas stations:). I’m totally serious too. You must try it, and there is no shame in accidentally putting in a squirt of cappuccino:). It happens sometime. Now go try it and let me know?

    1. Hi Lisa! Haha I would be lying if I told you I haven’t consumed copious amounts of Maverik HC, but in my opinion it isn’t the “best” in SLC. To each their own though. Merry Christmas! Thanks for the comment. 🙂

  3. I just love your blogs. Hoping to take my hot chocolate obsessed sister to one of these places while she’s in town for the holidays. Thanks!

    1. Hi Jaelynn! Thank you SO much! Hot chocolate is the perfect sister date! I hope that you enjoy 🙂 Hatch’s would be super fun because they have so many dessert options- nice and close to downtown too 🙂

    1. Hi Dorothy!! John is a great guy- so fun to meet him last weekend! Glad that you love hot chocolate as much as I do!! Can’t wait to try out the Italian Hot! Thank you so much for stopping by. 🙂