We turned over our Instagram to OurWanderLife last week and she posted a photo of the most decadent hot chocolate from Lemaire at the Jefferson Hotel, which really got us in the mood for hot chocolate and made us realize it's the perfect nightcap after an evening spent ice skating downtown or on a tacky lights tour.

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1. Lemaire the Jefferson Hotel

It's a creme brulee hot chocolate. Creme. Brulee. Hot. Chocolate. Oh and it comes with maple cinnamon marshmallows and one of the most amazing, romantic and dramatic atmospheres in the Richmond Region in the Jefferson Hotel.

2. Can Can

Style Weekly named Can Can's hot chocolate the best hot chocolate in all of Richmond going so far as to call the French restaurant in Carytown's hot chocolate " it’s dessert in a cup."

3. Shyndigz

Shyndigz is adorable and is the perfect place to warm up with a hot chocolate and one of their rotating cast of amazing pies. If you stop by this Wednesday, you may even be able to score a Hardywood Gingerbread stout at an incredibly reasonable price.

4. Sefton Coffee Co. 

Other than being one of the most immaculately designed coffee shops in the Richmond Region, Sefton also serves a hot chocolate brimming with their in-house made flavorings. Not many shops can say their flavors are made upstairs.


5. Urban Farmhouse

Within walking distance of the skating rink, the Urban Farmhouse downtown is a welcoming and comfy atmosphere to sip your hot chocolate across a table or on a puffy couch.