November 17, 2021

The Best W-S Spots to Grab a Cup of Cocoa

Get cozy by the fire in Winston-Salem this holiday season and enjoy a warm cup (or two) of hot chocolate. Whether it’s a classic mug of cocoa generously topped with whipped cream or topped with a marshmallow the size of your face, there are a variety of places to sip from in the city.

Here are some sweet spots to get hot chocolate in Winston-Salem — hands down.


Black Mountain Chocolate Bar

Cozy up to the (chocolate) bar and prepare to have your mind blown. Black Mountain Chocolate Bar handcrafts chocolate from heirloom, fair trade cocoa beans, so their hot chocolate is for grown-ups; no instant cocoa packets found here!

A visit to Black Mountain Chocolate is the perfect addition to a cold day — or the novel nightcap. Try one of their signature cocktails too. Inside their factory, guests can purchase chocolate bars, cookies, bonbons, and more to go.

450 N. Patterson Ave., Winston-Salem, NC 27101 | 336.293.4698


Bobby Boy Bakeshop

Hot chocolate served up with a house-made marshmallow square the size of your face. Does it get any sweeter than that? It does!

A neighborhood bakery focused on pastries and bread, Bobby Boy Bakeshop adds bits of chocolate chip cookies to those oversized marshmallows, blowing their homemade hot cocoa right out of the mug.

If you’re looking for a little caffeine that’s on the sweeter side of things, try their Maple Brown Sugar Latte.

1100 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104 | 336.955.3284


Camino Bakery

Camino Bakery says that spice and chocolate paired together is holiday magic — and we believe them. Combining the fullness of hot chocolate with the smoothness of a chai latte, their Chai Spice Hot Cocoa packs perfection.

310 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
300 S. Marshall St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
300 Medical Center Blvd., Winston-Salem, NC 27157 (inside South Tower at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist) | 336.721.9990



Krankies is known for its coffee-roasting creativity and concoctions — and the same goes for their hot cocoa. This holiday season, their drink menu includes the Toasted Coco Hot Cocoa, featuring a house-made toasted coconut syrup with house-made mocha and steamed milk.

And trust the locals on this one because the rumors are true: Their ginger molasses cookies are undeniably soft, creating a delightful afternoon pick-me-up (especially when dipped in your cocoa). Take your treats on the go as you explore nearby Innovation Quarter.

211 E. Third St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101 | 336.722.3016


Louie and Honey's Kitchen

While not actually “hot” chocolate, Louie & Honey's Kitchen’s Dark Chocolate Mousse in a Cup is a decadent dessert that will leave you drooling. Check their weekly specials to see if it’s available when you’re visiting.

Currently, the mother-daughter-owned baking company is offering a Mexican Mocha beverage, featuring a locally made spice blend of chilis and cinnamon with flavor tones echoing a rich mole.

Of course, one of their famous cinnamon rolls is the perfect companion!

401 West End Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 | 336.422.7500


BONUS: What better way to enjoy your cocoa than with a butterscotch cookie? We know just the recipe thanks to Nathalie Gray, matriarch of Graylyn Estate. Check it out here.


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