National Cocoa Day: The Best Local Hot Chocolate In + Around Detroit

You had me at CHOCOLATE! National Cocoa Day is today, December 13th. If it were up to chocolate lovers, however, National Cocoa Day would be every day. Today, we will celebrate the wonderful, smooth, deliciousness of a rich cup of HOT COCOA! There is definitely no shortage of local hot chocolate shops to visit in + around Detroit. Here are ten cute, family-friendly places to warm you and your loved ones up during this cold, cold Detroit winter.

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The Best Local Hot Chocolate In + Around Detroit:

Astoria Pastry Shop | Detroit + Royal Oak

Astoria Pastry Shop serves European pastries with a sip of smooth hot cocoa! Yes, please and thank you! Located on Main Street in Royal Oak or on Monroe Street in Greektown, you should also order a dozen of their assorted brunch pastries for your next “mom brunch” or holiday get together! This little pastry shop won so many awards, they are truly famous in metro Detroit. Located at 541 Monroe Street, Detroit OR 320 Main Street, Royal Oak

Chocolate Bar Cafe | Grosse Pointe Woods

On the eastside, if you have never tried Detroit’s Alinosi Ice Cream, here is your chance.  The hot cocoa here has seven flavors! Pick your poison: from salted caramel, to mexican, to–’tis the season–candy cane!

Alinosi Ice Cream parlors have served the Detroit community since 1921. They have an amazing backstory, so make sure to pop in and check it out! You will feel like Marilyn Monroe in the 1950s vibe of the Chocolate Bar Cafe. Located at 20737 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods

Coffee + Cream | Westland

This place is known for its friendly staff and service, and I agree! It’s stationed right on JOY Rd! Their warm greetings are perfectly paired with their hot cocoa. They also serve tasty soups and sandwiches that are easy on the wallet.

If in fact you aren’t ready to leave, it’s also an ice cream parlor. Talk about a food coma! Oh, and word on the ‘Gram is . . . Gov. Whitmer loves this place! Located at 38340 Joy Rd., Westland

Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters | Detroit, Rochester, + Royal Oak

With three convenient locations for local hot chocolate, this place has metro Detroit covered! Heat up with their hot chocolate, but do not forget to try their cheesecakes! They have a gluten-free brownie on the menu, too. It’s chocolate heaven! This place has a great inspiring story. Music, cheesecakes, and coffee . . . check it out! Various locations, so check online for specific location addresses.

Just Love Coffee Cafe | Shelby Township

Located in a busy Van Dyke plaza, this coffee shop IS its name! They welcome everyone and are kid-friendly. No paper to-go cups for you (unless you need it). The hot chocolate is definitely made with LOVE and lots of whipped cream! Order the white chocolate tiramisu coffee. You won’t regret it! Located at 49453 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Township

Main’s Treat Coffeehouse | Romeo

The charming little town of Romeo will make you feel like you are in a Netflix Christmas movie! Grab that rich cup of hot chocolate with no whip or lots of whipped cream, and enjoy the atmosphere of this cute coffeehouse with free WiFi. They also have an app you can download for when you have on-the-go mom errands. Located at 215 N Main Street, Romeo

Morley Chocolate Factory | Clinton Township

Morley Chocolate Factory–what better place to get a hot cocoa from? They also have an adult hot chocolate recipe on their website! All of their chocolate is made right here in the Mitten, so you could also purchase a holiday gift set for someone special. From Bumpy Cake to Sanders Hot Fudge Cream Puffs, we all get to enjoy the magic of this chocolate factory. Located at 23770 Hall Road, Clinton Township

On The Bay Customs Boutique & Cafe | New Baltimore

This place is a mom’s dream with food and shopping! The owners have traveled around the country to find unique items for this cute shop. Let’s get that list crossed off while you enjoy the yummy hot chocolate!

Although this charming place is located in a beach town, it doesn’t mean it’s closed for the season. If you’re not into hot, their frozen hot chocolate is delightful and delicious! They also have a full bar, so the kids can sip the hot chocolate and you can enjoy their coffee cocktails! Located at 51034 Washington St., New Baltimore

Randazzo Fresh Market | Clinton Township

The Randazzo Fresh Market Cafe serves a mean hot cocoa, and yes, as moms, we sip and shop! Two of their three locations have this oh-so-yummy cafe. The other location is in Macomb Township. Don’t worry if sometimes after grocery shopping, you don’t feel like cooking. Order their Italian wood burning oven pizza while you’re there–the kids will love it! Located at 36800 Garfield, Clinton Township

Zoet | Rochester 

You say brunch, we say yes! Zoet offers all things Belgian. The word Zoet is a Dutch word for sweet. Their hot chocolate milk is definitely a must-try! However, also on the menu is the Biscoff caramel chocolate milk, which is to die for!

While you’re there, make sure to order the liege waffle, made with Biscoff ice cream and baked apple. Biscoff is popular in the Netherlands–it is a peanut butter-like spread that is oh-so-yummy! Located at 103 West 4th Street, Rochester

There’s only one National Cocoa Day, and winter is long. Let’s enjoy all of these delightful, tasty hot cups of HoCho all season long! Where shall we stop first? Comment and share where your favorite spots are!

Looking for more places to visit in + around Detroit? Check out our A to Z list of metro Detroit winter fun!

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Antonette is a Girly Boymom of 2, a Dogmom of 3 and a wife of a hard-working husband in the medical field. Born in Detroit and raised in the "Burbs" they now reside in Macomb Township where they love to update their sweet, sweet home little by little for 10 years now. She was a SAHM-Socially Active Home Mom- due to the Pandemic. But then worked for a children's charity organization for over a year where she found her Philanthropy passion for the non-profit world! With that she has worked in Retail Management for a number of years from High-End Fashion to Home Decor! You can say “This Filipina Mama has a Sense of Style”! When she’s not having fun with her boys, you will find her volunteering at church or Instablogging @quaityofwifeandboys. Here, she shares Filipino Recipes, Kid Stuff, Fashion-Forward Reels and anything and everything about being MOM! She also loves to sing and dance! You’ll always find her wearing some sort of Pink and drinking a Latte! There's also a momprenuer bug inside this non-stop Filipina! She is a freelance writer/content creator for various businesses and publications. She is here to help your business or non-profit organization!


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