Best Hot Chocolate Spots Near Ann Arbor to Keep You Warm and Cozy

Embark on a cocoa-filled journey with these amazing hot chocolate spots!

Indulging in a cup of hot chocolate becomes a delightful family pastime. Whether you choose a quaint cafe or a well-known establishment, the businesses in and around Ann Arbor guarantee a delicious and satisfying experience.

Avalon Cafe and Bakery

If you’re looking for some hot chocolate, Avalon steams local (Calder or Guernsey dairy) chocolate milk and then tops it with whipped cream. They also have a vegan hot chocolate Ghirardelli chocolate mix and choice of plant-based milk. You can add their house peppermint or brown sugar sea salt syrups to their hot cocoas.

Le Bon Macaron  

They may be known for their macarons, but they have an amazing Chocolat Chaud. You can have it as a sipping chocolate or with steamed milk to cut the richness. Kids can enjoy a hot chocolate or a kiddie cappuccino – made with steamed milk and whipped cream.

RoosRoast Coffee

Indulge in a local winter delight with the popular drink item, hot chocolate, a beloved favorite during the chilly winter months. The signature blend includes a chocolate flavor, generously topped with a dollop of whipped cream. Prices for this seasonal treat range from $4.00 to $4.75. Doors are open every day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to savor this delightful winter experience.

Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea

Sweetwaters, a downtown Ann Arbor classic founded in 1993 by Alumni of the University of Michigan, Wei and Lisa Bee. It is the ideal place for families to have hot chocolate while catching up on everyday life. It is made up of steamed milk combined with rich chocolate and finished with homemade whipped cream. Enjoy the spacious, well-lit space while you sip your warm beverage.

The Common Cup

Their hot chocolate is priced between $2.75 and $3.50 and is available in small, medium, and large sizes. Enjoy a welcoming environment and a large space to unwind while escaping the chilly winter months with family. 

The Songbird Cafe

This cafe has plenty of warm beverages to choose from including lattes, mocha, hot chocolate, cappuccino and more. Order breakfast or lunch while you’re there, as well.

Zou Zou’s Cafe and Coffee Bar

Try their hot chocolate, which is made with steamed chocolate milk, chocolate sauce and house made whipped cream. If this sounds good, but you need something with a kick of caffeine, try their mocha or white mocha options made with espresso. This spot is also well known for their crepes with options such as Nutella with banana, strawberries and whipped cream, ham and Swiss and more.

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Darlene A. White
Darlene A. White
Darlene A. White, is a dedicated freelance journalist based in metro Detroit. With over a decade of journalistic experience under her belt, she creates compelling stories that attract a diverse readership, with a particular emphasis on parenting. As a mom of twins, Darlene enjoys library visits, park coffees and Target outings.


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