With the onslaught of dreary winter days, we could all use a little hygge in our lives. Why not warm your bones with a cup of rich, comforting hot cocoa? We've rounded up some remarkable ways to get your hot chocolate fix around town, from single-origin to Aztec to French-style chocolat chaud. For more ideas for things to eat and drink, check out our food and drink calendar.

Bedlam Coffee
This funky Belltown coffee shop serves a "hot cherry hot chocolate," a coffee-free version of their Berlin-inspired Cherry Bomb drink made with "a cherry chocolate sauce that lingers as heat on the tongue."

Cafe Pettirosso
Cozy up with a cup of hot chocolate crowned with a toasted house-made mallow at the beloved Capitol Hill standby.
Capitol Hill

Cafe Presse
Chocolat chaud is a dreamy staple of Parisian cafes, and Cafe Presse owner Jim Drohman brought this dessert-worthy recipe stateside after working a brief stage (unpaid internship) for a famous French chocolatier.
Capitol Hill

Pro tip: You can select any of the excellent artisan chocolate bars at this chocolate shop and they'll turn it into hot chocolate for you by mixing it with water or milk, depending on your preference. Besides that, they also carry a diverse range of high-quality drinking chocolates, including milk, dark, single-origin, Aztec, and more.

This Seattle cafe specializes in artisan chocolate, and their unparalleled hot chocolate is rich and creamy and comes in a variety of flavors, from peanut butter to salted caramel to Aztec. The "Dark Vader" (raspberry and dark chocolate) is an especially popular menu item.
Multiple locations

El Diablo
Queen Anne's much-loved Cuban cafe makes a Mexican hot chocolate with real house-ground Ibarra chocolate (with cinnamon and granulated sugar), steamed milk, and a dollop of whipped cream.
Queen Anne

Fran's Chocolates
This family-owned chocolate company's 68% single-origin Venezuelan drinking chocolate is extra luxurious.
Multiple locations

Hot Cakes
For a variation on the campfire classic, warm up with a s'mores hot chocolate (smoked hot chocolate topped with a toasted marshmallow and salty graham crackers), or opt for the house dark drinking chocolate made with 70% Theo Chocolate, herbs, and spices.
Multiple locations

Intrigue Chocolate
The small-batch chocolatier's premium hot cocoas, available in their stores or as a mix, come in a bevy of flavors to match their truffles, including vanilla bean, lavender, mint, cinnamon, cardamom, and a spicy Jamaican variety.
Multiple locations

Local 360
As the name suggests, almost all of the ingredients at this Belltown spot are sourced within a 360-mile radius, and their hot chocolate has a house-made chocolate marshmallow for a melty, double-chocolate experience.

The "chef's hot chocolate" at Loulay, chef Thierry Rautureau's tribute to his hometown Saint Hilaire de Loulay, is inspired by Rautureau's childhood memories and based on a recipe once given to his grandparents. To gild the lily, it's served with toasty brioche smeared with salted butter.

Big, fluffy house-made marshmallows dusted with cocoa float atop Oddfellows's house hot cocoa.
Capitol Hill

Poindexter Coffee
Delight in the childlike cheer of rainbow sprinkles on your hot cocoa at this cafe inside the Graduate Hotel.
University District

Shug's Soda Fountain
Old-timey soda shoppe Shug's Soda Fountain puts their signature twist on hot cocoa with a Gran Gran's Cocoa float, with house-made cocoa, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and a dusting of cocoa powder. Add Bailey's, Kahlua, or Frangelico for extra coziness. For those who prefer the traditional, there's also regular hot chocolate with housemade marshmallows.

Theo Chocolate
The local chocolate company's signature dark drinking chocolate is the real deal, made with 55% single-origin dark chocolate.