Best Hot Chocolate In Manila
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10 Best Cups Of Hot Chocolate In Manila

If there’s rain, there must be a cup of hot chocolate. It is one of life’s simple joys that has long been a rainy day staple. This warm decadence is like a loving embrace in a cold, gloomy day. Who needs a cuddle buddy when you’ve got hot cocoa anyway? The chilly weather is more than a valid excuse to whisk one up on our own. But if you are in search for the finest ones out there, here is a list of the best cups of hot chocolate in Manila.

1Paul’s Chocolat Chaud (PHP 180)

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If you’re into the lighter kind of hot chocolate, then the Chocolat Chaud is perfect for you. But if you’re into something sweeter with a fluff of whip cream, then order the Chocolat Viennois (PHP 185). They’re both equally good, and it’s just a matter of preferences. Add some delicious pastries for a major Parisian vibe.

G/F SM Aura, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
G/F Bench Tower, Rizal Drive corner 30th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
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2Café Adriatico’s Chocolate Eh (PHP 165)

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Café Adriatico’s timeless crowd-favorite, the Chocolate Eh is the definition of authentic Spanish hot chocolate. An order consists of a cup of native hot chocolate drink and pan de sal with kesong puti (white cheese). It is the perfect Filipino breakfast.

Café Adriatico
1790 Adriatico Street, Remedios Circle, Malate, Manila
More locations around Metro Manila

3Magnum Opus’ Hot Belgian (PHP 150)

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Magnum Opus’ Belgian Heartbreaker is one of their best sellers, but to please the non-coffee drinkers, the Hot Belgian was born. It’s a version of the Belgian Heartbreaker sans the coffee kick aka the heartbreaking factor. In fact, it might just help mend broken hearts with its rich chocolatey taste! The Hot Belgian is made of Belgian chocolate ganache with steamed milk.

Magnum Opus
115 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City
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4La Crêperie’s Angelina’s (PHP 210)

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The best seller among La Creperie’s Le Chocolat Chaud line is the Angelina’s. Dubbed as one of their pièce de résistance, the Angelina’s is served with dark chocolate couverture and whipped cream on the side. Mix them together according to your taste, and you get a luxurious cup of hot chocolate in your hands.

La Crêperie
V Corporate Center, 125 L.P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City
More locations around Metro Manila (and one in Tagaytay)

5Mary Grace’s Hot Chocolate (PHP 148)

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You didn’t think we would miss Mary Grace, did you? Their signature hot chocolate paired with warm ensaymada, also called the Mary Grace Tandem (PHP 238), are so delectable that you will want to have them any time of the day. Another popular choice is their traditional hot chocolate (PHP 130) that is embodied with rich and bittersweet flavor from the tablea used.

Mary Grace
Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
More locations around Metro Manila

6Le Petit Soufflé’s Hot Chocolate (PHP 230)

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You’re probably thinking, “not another French hot chocolate.” But we promise Le Petit Soufflé’s hot chocolate deserves the recognition. Just as how dreamy the place is, the same can be expected from their hot chocolate. Their version of this soothing drink is made with the premium chocolate Valrhona and served with whipped cream and bite-sized vanilla madeleines on the side.

Le Petit Soufflé
3/F Century Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City
Soon-to-open branches: UP Town Center and SM Megamall

7Habitual Coffee’s Hot Chocolate (PHP 120)

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This industrial-themed café has been a sanctuary for many coffee enthusiasts in bustling Makati. Although established and already known for their exceptional coffee, Habitual Coffee got the word out that they recently improved on their hot chocolate offerings. Now, expect double the amount of chocolate in your hot beverage infused with steamed milk. The tastefully designed “latte art” on your drink will make you think it’s hot chocolate for grown-ups!

Habitual Coffee
2135 Chino Roces Ave., Legaspi Village, Makati City
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8Wildflour’s Hazelnut Hot Chocolate (PHP 160)

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Enjoyable as a drink or as a dessert, Wildflour’s hazelnut hot chocolate has a strikingly sweet taste compared to other hot chocolates. It may not fit everyone’s taste, but once you get past that first sip of sweetness, you’ll find this drink really addicting. It’s thick and creamy with the goodness of our favorite hazelnut.

Wildflour Cafe + Bakery
111 Rada Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
More locations around Metro Manila

9The Lobby at The Peninsula’s Hot Chocolate (PHP 240)

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If you’re in for something fancy with the gang, head to The Lobby for some brunch or afternoon tea. You’ve probably heard of their best-selling halo-halo and afternoon tea sets, but their hot chocolate deserves the spotlight, too. Its velvety texture and well-balanced flavors will give you your money’s worth.

The Lobby at The Peninsula
Corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues, Makati City
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10Xocolat’s Taza de Xocolat (PHP 145)

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Rich and opulent as they describe it, but really, there’s no word to match just how perfect and heavenly this hot chocolate is. Xocolat’s Taza de Xocolat has been around for a long time, yet it remains a stalwart cup of happiness giving comfort on a gloomy day. The perfect topper to this glorious hot chocolate? The skewered marshmallows, of course!

READ: Xocolat: More Than Your Rainy Day Staple

172 B. Gonzales St., Loyola Heights, Quezon City
G/F Promenade, Greenhills, San Juan City

With the chilly days and nights upon us, a cup of hot chocolate is the perfect companion to keep us warm. What do you think of the hot chocolate drinks mentioned above? Do you have other go-to spots for a delightful hot chocolate in Manila? Share them with us by tagging @Philihappy on Instagram. We would love to hear from you!

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