Where to Sip Delicious Hot Chocolate in Delaware

If you have a craving for hot cocoa when the weather gets cold, visit these cafes and restaurants for the perfect cup of hot chocolate.

When there’s snow on the ground and a chill in the air, few things hit the spot like a rich and creamy hot cocoa. Sweet and indulgent, this drink is as versatile as it is delicious. Some like to spice it up with cinnamon or even chili pepper. Others sweeten the deal with flavors like toasted marshmallow, raspberry or caramel. Whatever your taste preferences, there’s no denying the comfort that comes from sipping something warm and sweet in the cold winter months.

Delaware is home to many independent cafes, bakeries and more—which means countless options for a hot chocolate stop! Here are just a few hotspots to try.

Scout Café

Along with regular hot chocolate, Wilmington’s Scout Cafe serves a Unicorn Hot Cocoa with rainbow marshmallows. This is the perfect option for kids or adults with a sweet tooth!

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2316 Baynard Boulevard, Wilmington

Martha’s Ice Cream

If you’re craving Mexican hot chocolate—typically less sweet and a little spicy, this Middletown ice cream and sweets shop is the perfect place. A family-owned shop specializing in Mexican-inspired ice cream and frozen treats, Martha’s can also provide a warm and comforting cup of cocoa on cold days.

873 North Broad Street, Middletown

Brew HaHa

Brew HaHa locations throughout New Castle County serve up warm, rich and delightful hot cocoa. Try elevating your hot chocolate by adding a flavor like raspberry, hazelnut or caramel for an extra-indulgent treat.

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Rise Up Coffee

For hot chocolate in Rehoboth Beach, stop by Rise Up Coffee Co. Rich and indulgent, this hot cocoa contains steamed milk, rich dark chocolate and a touch of vanilla.

502 Rehoboth Avenue

The House of Coffi

For those in Dover, The House of Coffi serves hot cocoa in both regular and kids’ sizes.

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14 East Loockerman Street, Dover

kaffé KARMA

Along with loose-leaf teas, blue matcha and other coffee alternatives, kaffe KARMA makes a mean hot cocoa that is sweet, indulgent and perfectly satisfying.

342 Buckley Mill Road, Greenville


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Sleeping Bird Coffee

For those with a major sweet tooth, a stop into Sleeping Bird Coffee means you can pair your cocoa with one of the cafe’s renowned cinnamon buns.

3111 Miller Road, Wilmington


This Greek fusion cafe offers both iced and hot chocolate. Make it your own with flavor additions like maple spice or toasted marshmallow.

139 South Main Street, Newark

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