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6 Places to Get a Great Cup of Hot Chocolate Around the Main Line

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Craving something a little more indulgent than coffee? Find some of the creamiest hot chocolate at these Main Line-area shops.

Editor’s note: This story was originally published on January 25, 2019 and was updated on January 21, 2022.

From artisanal to classic, the Main Line region has lots of tasty options to grab the perfect cup of hot chocolate to warm you up this season.

Delice et Chocolat

Where better to get a hot chocolate than from chocolate experts? Staying true to its French roots, Delice et Chocolat is a family-owned shop which offers a classic hot chocolate, both rich and creamy, that pairs nicely with the spot’s wide variety of sweet and savory crepes.

9 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore

 

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The Coffee Bar

The gorgeous signature lattes aren’t the only cozy comfort you can find at The Coffee Bar. The hot chocolate is made with homemade chocolate syrup and steamed milk, topped with whipped cream and cocoa powder. You can even order ahead on the website so your drink is hot and ready for you.

4 Station Road, Ardmore

Gemelli Gelato

Don’t let the name fool you—Gemelli Gelato is so much more than an ice cream joint. The West Chester establishment serves 100-percent homemade hot chocolate blends year-round featuring flavors like Valrhona chocolate. Try the hot chocolate blend on its own or over homemade gelato flavors like mascarpone and Nutella or Belgian cookie.

12 W. Market St., West Chester

 

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Philter Coffee

Known for its seasonal and specialty coffee blends, Philter is also home to a craft drinking chocolate and a classic cup of hot cocoa, both of which are perfect for snowy days or a midday pick-me-up.

111 W. State St., Kennett Square

Steel City Coffeehouse

Located in the heart of Phoenixville, Steel City is the perfect place to cozy up for the evening with a cup of hot chocolate and a side of live music. The seasonal menu features a new Grinch Hot Chocolate, which is perfect for warding off winter chills. The staff sources ingredients locally and supports small businesses so you can enjoy your favorite winter drink knowing you’re supporting the community.

203 Bridge St., Phoenixville

Sweet Brew Cafe

Famous for its build your own bagels, which include toppings ranging from Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal to Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, Sweet Brew Café also delivers perfection with its locally roasted coffee and creamy hot chocolate. The optional flavors, such as cinnamon dolce and mocha, provide the perfect sip of sweetness for long winter days.

158 Bridge Street, Phoenixville

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