Baby It's Cold Outside – The Top 10 Places To Drink Hot Chocolate This Winter

With the weather getting colder the time is now

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I don't know about you but as soon as the temperature drops all I can think about is getting a big cup of piping hot, hot chocolate. 

The good news is that there are some cracking ones in Dublin and we've ranked them in order of the best to the verrrrry best. 

All you have to do now is grab a mate and start working your way through the list during the winter. 

Heck, do them all before Christmas, and then do them again. 

Eating chocolate is amazing but drinking it is ever better...

10. InterContinental Dublin

You are going to pay a bit more given that this is one of the nicer hotels in the city but a drink this special is worth spending a little extra on. 

An absolute treat that will leave you savouring every drop and possibly even thinking about ordering a second one. 

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9. Fallon And Byrne

Fallon & Bryne never disappoints with their food offerings; we're huge fans of their deli and restaurant. 

A happy discovery has been their hot chocolate made with high quality Valrhona chocolate. 

This is just the thing to cheer you up on a cold or rainy day.

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8. The Bald Barista

Have been making great coffee way before it became trendy to drink coffee in this city. They also do a mean tea but their hot chocolate is the big surprise and absolutely to die for. 

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7. Brother Hubbard / Sister Sadie

If you find yourself searching high and low for hot chocolate that could change your life for the better, then your quest has stopped my friend.

Brother Hubbard and Sister Sadie, have gone and won full marks for most chocolate-y hot chocolate in both North and South Dublin – offering something that manages to be super-rich while not overly sweet. A perfect balance.

It's served with a little jug of hot chocolate milk, and a mug of thick rich liquid chocolate which you mix yourself, sip and fall for. A deserved winner for sure.

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6. Butlers 

Any chocoholic worth their salt will be well familiar with the delicious hot chocolates that Butler's café put together. You have loads of choice here whether you want a white, milk or dark hot chocolate, you can even order your hot chocolate with a chilli, mint or coconut twist!

You also get a little chocolate of your choice with your order. Thankfully they have loads of locations around the city, you can even get your fix in Dublin airport… The only way to cheer yourself up as your board a red eye!

Butlers Hot Chocolate

5. Clemont And Pekoe 

Thankfully, as well as the top quality coffees and teas that they are renowned for, they also have hot chocolate on the menu to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

Swirl a block of handmade chocolate into a cup of frothy milk, take a seat at the window, gaze out at South William Street and watch the world go by.

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4. Brick Alley Cafe

Known as having one of the best hot chocolate selections in Dublin, Brick Alley is a Temple Bar hot spot with bangin' music playing constantly.

And most importantly, the product itself is sublime.

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3. Accents Coffee & Tea Lounge

Accents is a hidden gem on Stephen's Street with hot chocolate that deserves to be Dublin-famous.

Upon ordering, you get a choice of white, milk or dark (or a mixture of all three). You're then presented with a mug of hot milk and you have the choice to pour in however many choc chips you see fit.

Also, downstairs has super comfy couches and beanbags. Dreamy.

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2. Cocoa Atelier

You'd expect a shop that focuses on chocolate to do a mean drink and they certainly do. 

Pop into Drury Street and be prepared to get a cup of what heaven tastes like. Unreal.

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1. The Sweetest Thing

The Sweetest Thing is technically a coffee shop on Bachelor's Walk – even though it's so much more than just coffee – that frequently causes quite a stir for their 'out-there' inventions.

If you want to try the best, order 'The Sweetest Thing' chocolate and you will not be disappointed.

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Niall Harbison

Niall founded Lovin' Dublin with a few fairly simple aims: discover new places to eat in Dublin and share simple recipes cooked up in his kitchen.

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