Here are 9 Montreal spots to get hot chocolate as the cold creeps back into the city.\nEach of these places offers its own twist on the favourite wintertime beverage, so there's something for every preference.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nThere is very little quite as inviting as a hot chocolate on a cold day. While I rarely think twice about the drink during the summer months, as soon as the weather changes to fall, it becomes a nagging obsession.\nMontreal has no shortages of chocolatiers and patisseries serving up the hot stuff, but I wanted to find the best of the best in our city.\nThere is truly every type of hot cocoa being served up: classics, vegan, gluten-free, alcoholic, and flavoured with everything under the (winter) sun. They can range in prices from the cheap (though not on taste) $3, all the way up to $12 (if you get it spiked with alcohol). But, one thing doesn't change from all of the places listed, the attention to using only the highest products and ingredients.\nThese are all restaurants that take their chocolate business seriously. There are the Montreal staples that I couldn't leave out, but also visited some of the lesser-known shops that were recommended by fellow chocoholics — and they did not disappoint.\nSure, there's a lot to do in Montreal during the fall months, but persuing your love for hot chocolate is more than just an activity, it's a lifestyle.\nC'ChocoLat\nView this post on Instagram We have the milkshake you’re dreaming of 😍🍫 #cchocolat #milkshake #foodgram #mtlfood #chocolatelover A post shared by C'ChoColat Lounge (@cchocolatlounge) on Feb 4, 2018 at 6:52pm PST\nWhere: 1255 Rue Bishop\nCost: From $7 (non-alcoholic) – $12 (with alcohol)\nThere are six hot chocolates on their menu including the classic, oreo, and vegan options. But they've also included alcoholic options to keep you extra warm on these cold nights.\nWebsite\nAu Festin de Babette\nView this post on Instagram Parfait remontant contre une tempête de neige démentielle 🥶🍫 #crepenutella #aufestindebabette #crepe #mtlfood #brunchmtl #mtlfoodies #foodiesmtl #chocolate A post shared by Au Festin De Babette (@aufestindebabette) on Jan 20, 2019 at 8:24am PST\nWhere: 4085 Rue Saint-Denis\nCost: $4.75 (cup) – $7.50 (bowl)\nThis Plateau Parisian style restaurant is known for its brunches, but it's the hot chocolate you have to try. This isn't your usual subpar packaged powder, it's the best quality chocolate you'll come by. Try the 55% chocolate Babette with ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom for a wintery feel.\nWebsite\nCacao 70\nView this post on Instagram As much as we like to consider ourselves experts on the matter, the research is in and science officially backs us up - chocolate really does make you happier! 🔬 ____ Autant que l’on aime se considérer comme des experts en la matière, c’est la science qui nous le confirme officiellement - le chocolat vous rend vraiment plus heureux! 🔬 #cacao70 #astateofchocolate #chocolate #lifeisgood #whatmakesyouhappy A post shared by CACAO 70 (@cacao70) on Apr 14, 2019 at 1:57pm PDT\nWhere: Various locations around Montreal\nCost: From $4.25 - $5.95\nThe hot chocolate list isn't as expansive as some of the others, but it's also because they've fine-tuned what they have to absolute perfection. There is even a spicy hot chocolate, the Mexicocoa.\nWebsite\nJuliette & Chocolat\nView this post on Instagram It's raining a bit right now... get yourself a hot warm drink ☺️☕ @juliette_chocolat A post shared by HELENA • Food Blog (@eat.lena) on May 25, 2019 at 12:52pm PDT\nWhere: Various locations around Montreal\nCost: $4.95 - $12.75\nAs a Montreal staple, of course, they would have some of the best hot chocolate in the city. Their all gluten-free options are a velvety, luxurious dream. If you really want a sugar rush, try the smoked campfire hot chocolate that comes with a brownie and toasted marshmallow skewer.\nWebsite\nSophie Sucrée\n\n View this post on Instagram Breakfast at @sophiesucree #vegan #miam #pastries #croissant #kannelbullar #hotchocolate #instafood #montreal #canada with @lagachet7 A post shared by Anna B. (@petitphenomene) on Mar 1, 2018 at 8:25am PST\n\n\n\nWhere: 167 Ave des Pins E\nCost: See in-store for costs\nAll the hot chocolate is completely vegan-friendly, as is everything on the menu at this bakeshop. The hot chocolate is still made rich and creamy with coconut milk.\nWebsite\nNoir Chocolat\nView this post on Instagram Un petit duo biscuit chocolat chaud aujourd’hui ?! 🙋🏻♀️ . . . . . . . #noirchocolat #chocolatchaud #hotchocolate #biscuits #biscuit #biscuitchocolat #chocolatecookies #mtl #mtlfood #plateau #plateaumontroyal #avenuemontroyal A post shared by N O I R Chocolat (@noirchocolats) on Dec 7, 2017 at 7:03am PST\nWhere: 4475 Rue Marquette\nCost: $3.25\nThis neighbourhood chocolate factory makes everything on site. It's a small shop, so you may have to take your hot chocolate to go. They are currently working on new hot chocolate features like a meringue topping that should be available in October.\nWebsite\nCafé La Distributrice\n\n\nChaucolat Chaud Art\npar Pat GrealishPosted by La Distributrice on Sunday, January 29, 2017\n\n\n \n\n\nWhere: 408 Ave. du Mont-Royal E.\nCost: $3\nThe Plateau seems to have cornered the market on hot chocolate. La Distributrice is a tiny little store where you order your drink at the sidewalk window. At $3 a cup, you're basically obligated to try it.\nWebsite\nPâtisserie Fous Desserts\nView this post on Instagram À partir de demain vous pourrez goûter à notre "Chocolat de l'île" à l'occasion de la Grande Tournée du Chocolat Chaud!@lgtchocolatchaud (lait infusé au grué de cacao Vénézuela #Valrhona, à la cannelle, vanille et sucre muscovado, le tout surmonté d'une mousse au chocolat noir Araguani #Valrhona) 👌🏼 (Du 20 au 28 janvier 2018) #lgtchocolatchaud18 #fousdesserts A post shared by Fous Desserts (@fousdesserts) on Jan 19, 2018 at 11:51am PST\nWhere: 809 Ave. Laurier E.\nCost: See in-store for costs\nOn a cold day, nothing beats the hot cocoa made with Valrhona chocolate chips. Warning, bring some extra money. Just the smell of this bakery will have you shelling out for their croissants too.\nWebsite\nMarius et Fanny\nView this post on Instagram This place became our favorite morning stop. I am going to miss this spot. #croissant #mariusetfanny #latte #coffee A post shared by Lauren S. (@antiochs) on Jul 31, 2017 at 8:49am PDT\nWhere: Various locations around Montreal\nCost: From $4.25\nWith over 11 choices of hot chocolate, this place has something that will please every palette. Choose from black, white, hazelnut, and caramel aromas, just to name a few!\nWebsite\nIf you're a hot chocolate fan and think other spots should make it on the list, let us know.