The Best Hot Chocolate in Town


While you may have a hard time getting through the line because of Taste’s popularity and lack of competition in East Aurora (Starbucks recently closed their location) the wait is worth it at this locally owned and operated shop. An order of hot chocolate is served in a glass beer mug with whipped topping by a friendly staff making Taste one of our recommended stops for a fresh glass of hot chocolate to warm you up this winter.


While everyone knows SPOT as the place to go for coffee, SPOT is becoming a popular place for lunch as well.  They also offer one kicking cup of hot chocolate fittingly topped with an abundance of whipped cream and cinnamon topping, the perfect remedy for to warm up on a cold afternoon. The rich combination of Ghirardella Chocolate, steamed milk and whipped cream is top of the line. Add to it a cookie of choice and you have the perfect comfort food for a cold winter’s day. Other treats include specialty coffee, upscale beverages, fresh baked goods and friendly, neighborhood-like environment.


PANERA has made a splash entrance into WNY and has been expanding with new stores on Main Street in Williamsville, Transit and Losson in Depew and more planned. Their unique approach to delightful deserts and lunch has attracted a cult like lunch following. Their hot chocolate is no different, bringing a tasty sweet treat. Recommended with a cinnamon roll.