Long Island Destinations for Delicious Hot Chocolate

Where LI Families Can Enjoy Yummy Hot Chocolate and More

Winters on Long Island might not be as cold as we make them out to be. Still, when the snow starts to fly a hot drink helps to take the chill away.

Adults and kids can enjoy hot chocolate, especially when it’s topped with marshmallows, whipped cream, or both. And while you can make it at home, isn't it nice to get out of the house with the kids? After all, it squashes cabin fever and there’s no cleanup for you. Here are 13 places acrosss Long Island that serve up delicious hot chocolate and other tasty treats.

If hot chocolate isn’t your thing, why not try one of these spots for afternoon tea with the kids? See our guide to family-friendly restaurants for even more dining ideas on Long Island. And for more winter fun, check out our Long Island events calendar.

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Fresco's classic hot chocolate and a savory crepe make an ideal pair on a cold winter day. Photo courtesy of Fresco Creperie

Fresco Creperie — Long Beach, Williston Park
150A East Park Avenue, Long Beach
72 Hillside Avenue, Williston Park
Fresco features hot chocolate created with Belgian chocolate, as well as other coffee drinks that pair well with its selection of sweet and savory crepes.  

Garden City Hotel — Garden City
45 Seventh Street
If you’re looking to splurge, try the hotel’s afternoon tea. The Chocolate Tea features Callebaut hot chocolate, an assortment of tea sandwiches, oven-fresh scones, assorted tea breads, miniature pastries, chocolate-dipped strawberries, and assorted chocolates and truffles.

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Grab a doughnut at Kookaburra to complement your tasty hot chocolate. Photo courtesy of Kookaburra Coffee

Kookaburra Coffee — Rockville Centre
69 North Village Avenue
This hip café offers yummy hot chocolate along with a variety of other hot drinks, cookies, pastries, crumb bars, and more.


Prefer your hot chocolate cold? Try the frozen hot chocolate at The Cup Coffeehouse. Photo courtesy of The Cup

The Cup Coffeehouse — Wantagh 
3268 Railroad Avenue
Located across from the Wantagh LIRR station, The Cup is often compared to a 1970s Brooklyn-style coffee shop. It serves a variety of hot beverages, including mocha cocoa, gingerbread lattes, specialty teas, and hot chocolate in flavors such as toasted marshmallow, chocolate mint, and raspberry. If you prefer your drinks cold, try the frozen hot chocolate.

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

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Caffé Portofino — Northport
249 Main Street
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.

Herrell’s Ice Cream — Huntington
46L Gerard Street
Known for frozen treats and hot fudge sauce, Herrell’s also serves up some tasty hot chocolate. Choose from original, Mexican with a hint of cinnamon, malted, and peppermint. You can also pick up some hot chocolate mix to take home.

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Put a smile on your little one's face with a s'mores hot chocolate from Toast Coffeehouse. Photo by Thien August

Toast Coffeehouse — Patchogue, Port Jefferson
46 East Main Street, Patchogue
242 East Main Street, Port Jefferson
Serving up one of the area’s best brunches, Toast Coffeehouse is also a favorite spot for delectable coffee drinks and hot chocolate. With creative flavors such as peppermint mocha, toasted coconut, dark chocolate raspberry, salted caramel, and s’mores, you can try a different flavor each time. Drinks are served in fun mugs, and you never know which one you’ll get.

Urban Coffee — Greenlawn
101 Broadway
Drop by Urban Coffee if you’re looking for a hot chocolate or coffee drink you can personalize. Choose from more than 20 flavors that can be added to any drink, and non-dairy options are available. Kids will also like playing with the board games that are available to customers, or reading a book from the shop’s lending library.

Yottabyte — Smithtown
9 Singer Lane
This craft chocolate and candy shop sources socially responsible chocolate for its confections. Hot chocolate is made using ethically produced cocoa and can be served with a scoop of ice cream for a special treat. Be sure to check out the fun and nostalgic candies, too.

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Aldo's — Greenport
103-105 Front Street
Kids will delight in Aldo’s original hot chocolate made from chocolate bars melted as you wait. Come for the coffee and chocolate, but don’t leave without treating the kids to a fresh scone or biscotti. 

North Fork Roasting Company — Southold
55795 Main Road
One of the latest artisanal shops on the North Fork, the Roasting Company delivers delicious pastries and a hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows kids will flip for. While you’re there, save time for Sinatra, the house’s playful Labrador retriever.

Sagtown — Sag Harbor,  Montauk 
78 Main Street, Sag Harbor
19 South Elmwood Avenue, Montauk 
Despite its obscure alleyway location, Sagtown in Sag Harbor remains a go-to destination for coffee and hot chocolate. Sagtown boasts of its “Coffee Table,” where books, DVDs, paintings and more, including children’s materials, are shared. It’s much the same atmosphere in its Montauk location.

Top photo: The Campfire Cocoa is the signature hot chocolate at Caffé Portofino in Northport. Photo courtesy of Caffé Portofino

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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
150A E. Park Avenue
11561 Long Beach , NY
Phone: 516-897-8097
40° 35' 17.5308" N, 73° 39' 34.3548" W
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Fresco Creperie
72 Hillside Avenue
11596 Williston Park , NY
Phone: 516-280-6630
40° 45' 26.9496" N, 73° 38' 32.8488" W
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Garden City Hotel
45 Seventh Street
11530 Garden City , NY
Phone: 516-877-9352
40° 43' 28.2108" N, 73° 38' 25.9728" W
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Kookaburra Coffee
69 N. Village Ave
11570 Rockville Centre , NY
Phone: 516-255-1750
40° 39' 31.7448" N, 73° 38' 51.7776" W
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Aldo's
103-105 Front Street
11944 Greenport , NY 41° 6' 7.9596" N, 72° 21' 37.8144" W
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North Fork Roasting Company
55795 Main Road
11971 Southold , NY 41° 4' 0.1848" N, 72° 25' 17.9868" W
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Sagtown
78 Main Street
Sag Harbor , NY 41° 0' 2.0736" N, 72° 17' 44.1636" W
New York
Sagtown
19 South Elmwood Avenue
11954 Montauk , NY 41° 1' 58.6776" N, 71° 56' 45.9312" W
New York