December 13 is National Cocoa Day and while we never need a reason to drink hot cocoa in these chilly months, why not celebrate? Oregon’s Tualatin Valley is home to many great shops where you can enjoy a sweet, creamy drink all winter long.
These are the best spots for a cup of hot cocoa in Tualatin Valley:
Ava Roasteria makes its hot chocolate (and mochas, but we’re not here to talk about coffee!) with real chocolate chips, making it extra chocolatey and decadent. They have white, milk and dark chocolate drinks to suit all tastes.
Insomnia Coffee is here for all the spice lovers out there. If you like your chocolate with a little kick, try the Aztec hot chocolate. If not, try the black and white hot chocolate or make it fruity with the addition of black forest sauce.
Mamancy Tea and Chocolates not only makes the cutest and most delicious chocolate truffles around, they also have tasty hot chocolate to warm you up. Get a cup of classic chocolate, peppermint or caramel hot cocoa. If you’re feeling extra indulgent, try the drinking chocolate!
Symposium Coffee is the place to get your drink turned up a notch. It’s more than a coffee shop, Symposium has a large selection of whiskey to warm you up. Make your hot chocolate a little more fun with spirits!
Moonstruck Chocolate Co. allows you to have a cozy night in by making delectable hot cocoa at home. The store has a variety of flavors including milk and dark chocolate, cinnamon almond, golden milk (with ginger, honey and turmeric), mint chocolate and horchata, all which come in single serve or tins for sharing.
Enjoy a sweet chocolatey treat this winter at our favorite spots across Tualatin Valley. Whatever flavor combination you choose, you’re sure to enjoy your hot cocoa here.
While you’re enjoying hot cocoa from our favorite spots, consider buying a gift card to give for the holidays or to keep. Buying now and using later helps out local businesses during this challenging time.