Angel Food Bakery is one of Five spots for a hot chocolate warm-up.

1. Angel Food Bakery

Café · Ravenswood · 1636 W Montrose Ave (at Paulina St), Chicago, IL

Time Out Chicago KidsTime Out Chicago Kids: Chef-owner Stephanie Samuels imports chocolate from Spain for her super-thick Barthelona hot chocolate, which is then topped with vanilla-bean whipped cream, offered in a "short" size for kids. Read more.

Xoco is one of Five spots for a hot chocolate warm-up.

2. Xoco

9.4
Mexican Restaurant · Near North Side · 449 N Clark St (at W Illinois St), Chicago, IL

Time Out Chicago KidsTime Out Chicago Kids: Though some of Rick Bayless’s complex hot cocoas are more adult-oriented, the Classic (with two-percent milk) and Ultra (with whole milk) are like delicious chocolate soups. Read more.

Mindy's Hot Chocolate is one of Five spots for a hot chocolate warm-up.

3. Mindy's Hot Chocolate

8.9
Dessert Shop · Bucktown · 1747 N Damen Ave (at W Willow St), Chicago, IL

Time Out Chicago KidsTime Out Chicago Kids: There are seven varieties of hot chocolate, ranging from light (milk chocolate) to medium (with caramel) to dark, and including twists like Black and Tan, which is part hot chocolate, part hot fudge. Read more.

Bittersweet Pastry Shop & Cafe is one of Five spots for a hot chocolate warm-up.

4. Bittersweet Pastry Shop & Cafe

7.5
Bakery · Lakeview · 1114 W Belmont Ave (btwn Seminary & Clifton), Chicago, IL

Time Out Chicago KidsTime Out Chicago Kids: Pastry maven Judy Contino extends her talents to a single kind of hot chocolate, made from melting chocolate with a barely-there touch of orange zest and cinnamon. Read more.

Julius Meinl Coffee House is one of Five spots for a hot chocolate warm-up.

5. Julius Meinl Coffee House

8.4
Coffee Shop · Lakeview · 3601 N Southport Ave (at W Addison St), Chicago, IL

Time Out Chicago KidsTime Out Chicago Kids: Since this Austrian coffeehouse is an expert in coffee and tea, it’s no surprise it makes great hot chocolate, too, using imported cocoa and steamed milk. Read more.