What better way to warm up this season than with a hot, delicious cup of hot cocoa? Check out 7 places to find some of our favorites here in Dublin. 


Made in-house from Kilwins own chocolate, this sweet concoction will not disappoint. Pair it with some of their creamy fudge or a chocolate-dipped treat for an extra sweet pairing.

Kilwins hot chocolate

Winans Coffee + Chocolates

Winans Coffee + Chocolates is the place to go for anything chocolate, but hot chocolate especially! During the holiday season, stop in for something to warm you up and get a little something sweet while you're in. 

Winans To-Go Beverage


During the summer, Dell's is a must-go for a scoop of ice cream! But they do coffee, tea and other cozy beverages just as well. Stop in for hot cocoa and try one of their delectable assorted pastries.

dells christmas

Johnson's Real Ice Cream

Don't let the name fool you! This unique hot cocoa will warm you up as much as the rest of them. Johnson's Real Ice Cream's Hot Chocolate float allows you to pick a scoop of your favorite Johnson's ice cream and add delicious hot chocolate to it. Top it with whipped cream for the perfect winter treat.

Johnsons hot chocolate float

La Chatelaine

La Chatelaine will transport you to a Parisian cafe, without ever leaving Dublin. Stop in for a giant mug full of chocolatey goodness, covered in whipped cream and chocolate shavings!

La chat hot chocolate

@sparklejs took her little one to enjoy this delicious cup of hot cocoa!


Head over to Bridge Park, admire the holiday trees and grab a Candy Cane Cocoa from Sweetwaters! Stay and relax in their cafe or take your hot chocolate to go & explore Downtown Dublin.

sweetwater hot cocoa

Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo

What could be more magical than sipping hot chocolate while seeing the Columbus Zoo all lit up for the holidays? At Wildlights you'll find food & drink carts stationed around the property offering a little something to keep you warm as you explore this winter wonderland. 

Father holiding daughter looking at the light display at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

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