5 Shops for Hot Chocolate in Rhode Island

Warm up this season with a cup of warm, creamy hot chocolate.

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This article was created in collaboration with Rhode Island Commerce.

Sweater weather is quickly turning into coat, scarf and gloves weather. The perfect way to combat the harsh cold is with an irresistible cup of hot chocolate from local cafes and coffee shops.

  1. Coffee Connection

Coffee Connection’s creamy hot chocolate is a great way to warm up a cold morning. For that extra kick in your drink, add an espresso shot, a flavor shot or nondairy milk including soy, coconut or almond milk. Grab a hearty breakfast sandwich or a nutritious acai bowl while you’re there to jumpstart your day. Visit one of the four locations, or order on Doordash.

How to visit: (North Providence) Monday to Friday, 6 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; (Cumberland) Monday to Friday, 6 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; (Woonsocket) Monday to Friday, 6 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.; (North Attleboro) Monday to Friday, 6 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Details: 1744 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence, 401-383-6040; Adams Shopping Plaza Shopping Center, 2364 Mendon Rd., Cumberland, 401-658-2400; 100 Bernon St., Woonsocket, 401-766-8800; 412 North Washington St., North Attleboro, 508-695-1800, coffeeconnectionri.com.


2. Notes Coffee Co.

To stay in the fall spirit, try the new pumpkin spice doughnut from Notes Coffee Co. to dip into your hot chocolate. Choose from whole milk, skim, oat or almond milk, or light cream, and add flavors such as French vanilla, caramel, hazelnut or lavender. Step inside or order online to pick up your hot chocolate.

How to visit: Tuesday to Thursday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Details: 508 Armistice Blvd., Pawtucket, 401-335-5181, notescoffeeco.com


3. The Nook Coffee House

Smooth and creamy hot chocolate flavors like vanilla and honey from the Nook Coffee House will leave you wanting more. Call ahead or walk in, and check out the bakery treats as well, including scones, muffins and bagels.

How to visit: Daily, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Details: 307 Main St., East Greenwich, 401-402-0029, nookcoffeehouse.com


4. The Nitro Bar

Warm up your hands and soul with a cozy cup of hot chocolate from the Nitro Bar at either location. Explore the wide-ranging menu for items like the B.L.A.T., with bacon, lettuce, avocado, tomato and poblano aioli on a toasted sourdough bread, or a freshly baked blueberry muffin, to enjoy with your drink. Visit the cafe located inside the Dash Bicycle Shop, or the Newport stop. Online orders only.

How to visit: Daily, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Details: 228 Broadway, Providence; 2 Pond Ave., Newport, 401-301-5275, thenitrocart@gmail.com, thenitrocart.com


5. Ellie’s

Ellie’s rich and tasty hot chocolate is made with decadent Valrhona Caraibe 66 percent chocolate and house-infused vanilla. Pair it with a chocolate croissant or a box of macarons. Enjoy your cup during breakfast or lunch on their patio, or order online.

How to visit: Thursday to Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Details: 225 Weybosset St., Providence, 401-563-3333, elliesprov.com



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