Baby, it’s cold outside, and want something to make you feel warm? A steaming, delicious cup of hot cocoa. And luckily, there are insta-worthy cups at places all over NJ to enjoy with the fam on those cold days and nights. Scroll down for 12 spots that serve up excellent hot cocoa for all your cozy winter feels—in person and otherwise. (featured photo credit: The Beanbury)
14 places to warm up with some hot cocoa this winter
Named one of the Top 10 best hot chocolates in the nation by USA Today, this is one place you have to go this winter for steaming cups of cocoa made with organic single-origin cacao beans.
598 Valley Rd. Ste. 2, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
The signature hot cocoa made with rich milk and dark chocolates is one of the most popular items on the menu. Want a little something too? They also offer sortbetto, gelato, and chocolates, so you can find plenty of things to add to your chocolate cravings at both locations this winter.
Westfield – 112 Quimby Street, Westfield, NJ 07090 – (908) 389-9000
Little Silver – 78 Oceanport Avenue, Little Silver, NJ 07739 – (908) 955-8188
Located in Downtown Toms River, this is the perfect spot to grab delicious hot cocoa any time of year. With flavors ranging from s’mores and Nutella to classic chocolate, there’s something for everyone.
44 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ 08753
Hot chocolate, espresso, peanut butter sauce—yum! There are so many fun hot chocolate creations that include espresso and unique flavors on the menu this winter at The Revolutionary Lounge that will warm you from the inside out.
1256 Indian Head Road, Toms River, NJ 08755
Indulge in one of Small World Coffee’s delicious hot cocoas. Try the Mexican Hot Chocolate with house-made syrup for a delectable treat.
14 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ 08542
254 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ 08542
Looking for a delicious treat? Look no further than insta-worthy hot cocoa from The Union Market. Grab a Dreamy Hot Chocolate, too, while you’re there.
120 West Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087
For cocoa that looks as good as it tastes, make sure Asbury Park Roastery is on your list. From three beautiful locations to delicious choices on the menu, this is one stop you will want to make (or all three!).
1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
800 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
803 Second Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Cocoa bombs are definitely still a thing, and Urban Leaf Cafe has some of the most beautiful and delicious hot cocoa bombs you will find. From cookies n cream to old-fashioned chocolate, there are yummy bombs to try all winter long.
182 D Kingsland St, Nutley, NJ 07110
Warm up this winter with a drool-worthy cup of hot cocoa—thanks to different flavors topped with whipped cream, it’s a popular spot for a winter visit to LBI.
8 N. Long Beach Blvd, Surf City, NJ 08008 – (609) 494-2003
14 W. 19th St, Barnegat Light, NJ 08006 – (609) 494-9391 (reopening Friday, April 7, 2022)
With choices of plant-based and grass-fed milk, organic ingredients, and natural sweeteners, Busy Bee Organics is a healthy alternative. Try their Organic Teas, Cold Brews, and Lattes too.
451 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07307 – (201) 656-5065
Besides a steamy cup of traditional hot chocolate, this cafe and take-out spot also serves up a delicious golden latte with cinnamon and honey.
37 NJ-10, Succasunna, NJ 07876
Talk about drool-worthy—the Peppermint Bliss at Hatch 44 Cafe is so delicious you will want to go back for a second cup. And for a more adult version, add a shot of espresso.
25 New Street, Metuchen, NJ 08840
Coffee, confections, catering, and delicious hot chocolate are what Casciano is all about. Their hot chocolate is chocolate and steamed milk match made in heaven—yum!
212 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton, NJ 08037
Cozy up in this shore coffee house with mochas, lattes, and of course, delicious hot chocolate. And for a frosty treat, take a sip of their yummy Hot Chocolate Freeze.
1101 Third Ave., Spring Lake, NJ 07762
Where will you be getting hot cocoa this winter?
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