Straight from Paris, the rich, silky chocolat chaud is made with 71 percent origin unico (single origin) solid chocolate, French Cacao Barry cacao, half milk and half cream. Served Parisian style with fresh whipped cream on the side. $5/8 ounces.
Infused with red chiles and spices, the milk in the spicy dark drinking chocolate is steamed to melt the slightly sweet 55 percent solid Guittard chocolate in this warm, thick treat with a kick. $4.50/8 ounces. Queen Anne, 1527 Queen Anne Ave. N; 206.282.0776; chocolopolis.com
KAKÁO CHOCOLATE + COFFEE CAFÉ
This nonprofit understands Seattle’s love of caffeine, serving Herkimer coffee and melting any of its solid cacao offerings into a prime cup of hot chocolate so rich, it’s served in an espresso cup. Price varies, depending on chocolate; about $2.50/4 ounces. South Lake Union, 415 Westlake Ave. N; 206.388.5467; kakaoseattle.com
EL DIABLO COFFEE CO.
The sinfully delicious Mexican hot chocolate is made from authentic, hand-ground Ibarra chocolate, spiced with cinnamon and vanilla, and topped with homemade whipped cream. $3.05/12 ounces. Queen Anne, 1811 Queen Anne Ave. N, #101; 206.285.0693; eldiablocoffee.com
The European sipping chocolate is made from 49 percent shaved cacao, crafted by Phinney’s own Chocolat Vitale. $3.55/4 ounces. Downtown, 108 Pine St.; 206.443.3900; sschocolatebox.com