Astoria Best Cup of Hot Chocolate?

Posted on January 8, 2009. Filed under: Astoria, Bakery, Coffee/Tea Shop |

Hot chocolate is one of my favorite things to drink in the winter months. I was on a quest to find a delicious no frills, hot cup of chocolate wholesome goodness… here is what I found and here is what I think is the best cup of hot chocolate (and not so best) in Astoria. Of course I couldn’t go everywhere in the neighborhood- so feel free to tell me your best…

Martha’s Country Bakery-(36-21 Ditmars Blvd.718.545.9737) Better known for their elaborate cakes, pies, tarts, cookies, cupcakes and late-night hours- I stepped in thinking the hot cocoa would be amazing- unfortunately it was merely mediocre. Although the whipped cream (optional) and chocolate syrup swirls presentation were impressive and inviting. Though the taste reminded me of Swiss Mix…

Cafe Soleil– (Astoria Blvd & 37th St) Swiss Mix… ugh.

Chocolate Spoon– 37-03 31st Ave (718) 204-0780 I would expect so much more from an bakery with this name…but it was a yet another disappointing package of Swiss Mix, double ugh. They did however have an unusual and super tasty Yuca Cake which was savory and sweet all at once.

Starbucks (everywhere USA)- OK I know what you are thinking, but the hot cocoa here is actually quite good.

Viva El Mariachi Restaurant– (33-11 Broadway, 718-545-4039)  They make their hot cocoa with boiled milk and Abuelita in a paper cup placed in a porcelain saucer. Delicious!

La Guli Bakery– (29-15 Ditmars Blvd 718-728-5612) This Bakery reigns supreme over most pastry making posts in the hood. The hot cocoa was made with real milk and little sweetened chocolate drops. Mmmmmm soooo good- like everything else in that place.

Looking to get out of Astoria for a good cup of hot chocolate of coffee? May I suggest La Colombe Torrefaction (319 Church St 212-343-1515) in Tribeca.  The hot cocoa is made with milk and unsweetened cocoa. The coffee here tastes rich and deep- worth the trip. The service is outstanding but there are no bathrooms, so it’s best not to linger.

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4 Responses to “Astoria Best Cup of Hot Chocolate?”

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Hate to say it, but D&D’s Hot Chocolate deserves mention here.

Thanks for the info! Looking forward to trying it!

I don’t know about the Hot Chocolate, but the Waltz Astoria has the MOST DELICIOUS Hot Caramel Apple Cider !!!

I have to say D&D has a mean hot chocolate.


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