Best Cups of Hot Chocolate in Salt Lake CityIt was not too long ago that I was introduced to the concept of “drinking chocolate”. Don’t get me wrong, I love nothing more than a warm and creamy glass of hot chocolate, but this cup of (literal) cocoa is a step above the rest. Although drinking chocolate still usually has some sort of creamer or milk, its great flavor and taste comes from two things: a) chocolate b) more chocolate. I’ve scouted out three of my favorites in SLC for all of those below freezing days ahead of us. Cheers.

La Barba Coffee Roasters

My 3 Favorite Cups of Drinking Chocolate

The first glass of drinking chocolate I ever had. Their beverages are filled with dark and bitter chocolate- juuuuust the way I like it. In truth, I crave this more than any dessert or sweet item in the Salt Lake Valley (just ask my husband). If you’re up for a snack, order some of Finca’s house made churros with dipping sauces. Life changing.

La Barba Coffee – Downtown

$$ Coffee & Tea

327 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101


Caputo’s 15th & 15th

My 3 Favorite Cups of Drinking Chocolate

I was delighted to see drinking chocolate in yet another SLC establishment and was even more pleased to hear that they’re using the same local artisan chocolate as La Barba (Solstice Chocolate) to make it!! Caputo’s does their drinking chocolate a little lighter and a little less bitter, for those who aren’t as die-hard. It was ENORMOUS and creamy and the perfect accompaniment to my dreamy breakfast sammy.

Caputo’s Market & Deli 15th & 15th

$$ Delis, Sandwiches, Salad

2810, 1516 S 1500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84105


Hatch Family Chocolates

My 3 Favorite Cups of Drinking Chocolate

Hatch just knows how to make anything “chocolate” taste excellent. Quite literally, this drink is liquid chocolate. It is rich and thick and everything that an ultimate chocolate lover would want in a beverage. They have 3 different flavors including milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or vegan. Right in my neck of the woods and open til 10:30 p.m.

Hatch Family Chocolates

$$ Desserts, Chocolatiers & Shops, Candy Stores

376 8th Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84103