7 Places for Yummy Hot Chocolate With Long Island Kids

Places to get hot chocolate and more on Long Island

Ready or not, the cooler weather is coming. One of my family’s favorite ways to warm up is by enjoying a big cup of hot chocolate. And while you can make it at home, it’s always nice to get out of the house with the kids—after all, it can help squash any cabin fever the kids might be experiencing and there’s no cleanup for you. Here are seven places that serve up delicious hot chocolate and other yummy treats. For more cool weather fun, check out our Fall Fun Guide.

The Cup Coffeehouse
3268 Railroad Avenue, Wantagh
516-826-9533
Located directly across from the Wantagh train station, The Cup is often compared to a 1970s Brooklyn style coffee shop. It serves a variety of hot beverages, such as mocha cocoa, hot chocolates, gingerbread lattes and specialty teas. But if you prefer your drinks cold, try the frozen hot chocolate. The Cup also serves sandwiches, salads and a variety of sweet treats.

The Witches Brew 
311 Hempstead Turnpike, West Hempstead
516-489-9482
This family-friendly spot carries 85 organic, loose-leaf tea varieties, most of which are organic or fair trade-certified. It also has different types of homemade hot chocolate, including a vegan version. The kids will probably love the hot chocolate float, made with ice cream and topped with whipped cream.

Caffé Portofino
249 Main St., Northport
631-262-7656
This spot serves breakfast and lunch, along with a hot chocolate made with Guittard chocolate sauces. Its specialty hot chocolate, the Campfire Cocoa, is made with milk chocolate and toasted marshmallow syrup and topped with marshmallow cream and graham cracker crumbs. Yum!

Fresco Creperie
150 A E. Park Avenue, Long Beach, 516-897-8097
72 Hillside Avenue, Williston Park, 516-280-6630
Fresco features hot chocolate created with Belgian chocolate, as well as other coffee drinks that go perfectly with the selection of sweet and savory crepes.  

Garden City Hotel
45 Seventh Street, Garden City
516-877-9352
If you’re looking for a splurge, try the hotel’s afternoon tea. The Chocolate Tea ($50 per person) features “Callebaut” hot chocolate, an assortment of tea sandwiches, oven fresh scones, assorted tea breads, miniature pastries, chocolate dipped strawberries and assorted chocolates & truffles.

Kookaburra Coffee
69 N Village Ave, Rockville Centre
516-255-1750
This hip café offers yummy hot chocolates along with a variety of other hot drinks, cookies, pastries, crumb bars and more.

COFFEED
5B Irma Avenue, Port Washington
516-883-2721
Hot cocoa and baked goods are made from scratch at this business who works with a non-profit agency to provide jobs for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Top image: Melt away cold temperatures with a delicious cup of hot chocolate. Shutterstock.

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The Cup Coffeehouse
3268 Railroad Avenue
11793 Wantagh , NY
Phone: 516-826-9533
40° 40' 21.6768" N, 73° 30' 31.2264" W
New York
The Witches Brew
311 Hempstead Turnpike
11552 West Hempstead , NY
Phone: 516-489-9482
40° 42' 17.406" N, 73° 39' 2.142" W
New York
Caffé Portofino
249 Main St
11768 Northport , NY
Phone: 631-262-7656
40° 54' 4.0284" N, 73° 20' 48.3828" W
New York
Fresco Creperie
150 A E. Park Avenue
11561 Long Beach , NY
Phone: 516-897-8097
40° 35' 17.4192" N, 73° 39' 34.3512" W
New York
Fresco Creperie
72 Hillside Avenue
11596 Williston Park , NY
Phone: 516-280-6630
40° 45' 26.9496" N, 73° 38' 32.8488" W
New York
Garden City Hotel
45 Seventh Street
11530 Garden City , NY
Phone: 516-877-9352
40° 43' 28.2108" N, 73° 38' 25.9728" W
New York
Kookaburra Coffee
69 N Village Ave
11570 Rockville Centre , NY
Phone: 516-255-1750
40° 39' 31.7484" N, 73° 38' 51.648" W
New York
COFFEED
5B Irma Avenue
11050 Port Washington , NY
Phone: 516-883-2721
40° 49' 50.8728" N, 73° 41' 19.4136" W
New York