Where to drink the best hot chocolate in Paris?
Making hot chocolate with powder and hot water is within the reach of any bar in the capital. But good hot chocolates are rare in Paris. Come and discover the hot chocolate of Les Deux Magots.
Our ambition is to offer you the best hot chocolate in Paris
The testimonies left by our customers on review sites (Google, Trip Advisor…) are categorical: they love our old-fashioned chocolate: ” very good”, “mythical chocolate”, “in good quantity”, “well dosed”, “chocolate to be tasted … our customers can’t stop talking about our chocolate.
It must be said that we spare no effort to make it an exceptional product. We will reveal the secrets of our excellent hot chocolate, the best in the capital.
The secrets of the best hot chocolate in Paris
First of all, we tested many varieties and houses of chocolate and stopped our choice on “Equatorial 55%” of the house Valrhona, round and very chocolatey, with vanilla notes. Trust our experts, there’s no better way to make hot chocolate the old-fashioned way.
Then, the preparation. It’s a bit like mayonnaise: you have to put the different ingredients together in a specific order and at a specific time. A common mistake is to heat the chocolate first. The water in the chocolate evaporates and the chocolate becomes dry. In the office, the coffee maker must then maintain this living mixture at the right temperature, neither too hot nor too cold, while mixing it regularly so that the chocolate does not coat the bottom of the pan and burn. A delicate operation, but on which the success of this delicious drink depends.
And finally, the presentation. Just like tea in the mythical tea rooms, we serve hot chocolate with ceremony. Our old-fashioned chocolate is presented in its small pot, with its cup, on a silver tray to enjoy more than two cups per person if you feel like it. The magic of the service, the ceremonial pouring of the chocolate and its excellence contribute to make it a real dessert!
The cherry on the chocolate
The plus of this chocolate which has the ambition to be the best hot chocolate in Paris is the setting in which it is served.
Les Deux Magots is first and foremost a charming Parisian literary café that welcomes you in an exceptional setting: located in the heart of the 6th arrondissement, facing the church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
In winter, you will take refuge in the art-deco room or the verandas of this mythical literary café which welcomed the greatest artists of their time: writers, playwrights or filmmakers (Elsa Triolet, Louis Aragon, André Gide, Jean Giraudoux, Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Jacques Prévert, Ernest Hemingway?)
In the spring, you can enjoy breakfast with a croissant and hot chocolate on the café’s beautiful garden terrace, warmed by the gentle rays of sunshine that accompany the warm weather.
You can also come and taste our hot chocolate during a gourmet break in the afternoon, accompanied by one of the sweets from our pastry tray. And why not attend one of the cultural events regularly organized at Les Deux Magots: Jazz concerts every Thursday at 7:30 pm, literary meetings, exhibitions, or literary awards.
Another option is to enjoy your hot chocolate with dessert at the end of lunch. You may have the opportunity to meet editors, journalists, or personalities of the arts and entertainment.
Now you know where to go to taste the best hot chocolate in Paris: Les Deux Magots, 6 Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, 75006 Paris.