This week is the perfect temperature. Chilly and brisk without being completely hunker-down cold. It’s the ideal weather for taking a stroll with a hot drink in hand or sitting in the window of a shop sipping on out of a mug. Which got me to thinking – where can you find some unique hot chocolate in DC? None of that Starbucks generic mix, but some original, interesting mugs of the good stuff. Here are a few of my top suggestions.
1) ACKC – Jenn wrote up ACKC for a We Love Drinks when they opened in 2008, and it’s been a crowd-pleaser ever since. Located on 14th street, ACKC has all sorts of chocolaty drinks named after old movie stars. Jenn loves the Audrey, I’m a Judy Garland kind of girl myself. ACKC also has a location in Alexandria, if you’re out that way.
2) Co Co Sala – For all things chocolate, I head to Co Co Sala. I adore everything about that place from the sleek, brown and red interior to the savory bites and the chocolate bacon. But my love goes beyond the food – Co Co Sala does hot chocolate flights, with flavors like Peanut Butter, White Chocolate and Salted Caramel. A flight of three is only $8 ($6 each) and located in Penn Quarter, Co Co Sala is the perfect non-traditional happy hour treat or Sunday afternoon get-together.
3) Love Cafe – Cakelove’s flagship restaurant, Love Cafe, not only has cakes and cupcakes, they also have a killer cup of hot chocolate. Located on U street, you can grab a cup to-go and explore the area’s stores. Some of my favorites are RCKNDY and the killer vintage store Treasury (where I got a fabulous purple dress recently). Adorable weekend browsing, with the ideal drink accompaniment.
Where is your favorite hot chocolate in DC? Tell me in the comments.