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Best Hot Chocolate in GR

February 6, 2018 | By The Blehm Group

If you’re not in the mood for coffee or tea, we’ve got just the list for you: The best places to get hot chocolate in Grand Rapids. Another cold front means warm socks, heavy scarfs, and hot drinks. What could be nicer than a cup of hot chocolate on a below freezing day as it snows outside? Whether you’ve had enough caffeine for the day or you’re not a coffee fan, here’s our picks for best cocoa place. Try them all and let us know your favorite. We can’t wait to hear your feedback! 


638 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

The unmistakable favorite of the 3, Mokaya is owned by a master chocolatier and they definitely know what they are doing. They have 5 hot chocolates to choose from and you can’t go wrong with any of them. The favorite is the Mexican hot chocolate with ancho chili, vanilla, and cinnamon for a little spice. 



Roots Brew Shop

600 7th St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504


Roots is a WestSide favorite for dirty chais and all things coffee, but don’t miss out on their hot chocolate in both milk and dark chocolate varieties. Their cocoa is made Crave Chocolate out in Kalamazoo exclusively for Roots giving it that local kiss we all appreciate so much. It’s then steamed with milk. 




98 Monroe Center St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Madcap is arguably the best coffee in Grand Rapids, or some might even go as far to say West Michigan. Don’t fight me; I’m just speaking on behalf of the people who say these things. Little did you know, they also have incredible hot chocolate which shouldn’t be surprising considering everything they make is amazing in quality. Stop by and see for yourself. 



Honorable mention:

Happy Cat Cafe

447 Division Ave S
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


HOT CHOCOLATE AND CATS. We don’t have much to say more than cats are involved so it deserves to be on this list. 



Do you have a place where you get hot chocolate that isn’t on this list? Let us know!