Sip the Best Hot Chocolate in Austin

Did you know that hot chocolate dates back centuries? Historians credit southern Mexico’s Olmec civilization as being the first to roast the fruit from the cacao tree and mixing it with water and other ingredients. If you would like to enjoy this time-honored drink, visit one of these hot spots near our Zilker apartments where you’ll find some of the best hot chocolate in Austin:

Quack’s 43rd Street Bakery 

A Hyde Park fixture for over 20 years, Quack’s is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. It opens early, and the vibrant setting is the perfect place to start the day. In the kitchen, the bakers create the goods from scratch. They’re always innovating, and you never know what you’re going find. For a sweet treat, enjoy the hot chocolate with a delectable sugared cinnamon roll. 

Dolce Neve Gelato 

When Francesca decided to bring an Italian favorite to the United States, she opened Dolce Neve Gelato. She graduated from the Carpigiani Gelato University in Bologna and refined her skills at one of Italy’s most famous shops. In 2012, Francesca competed in the world’s most prestigious gelato competition, where she finished sixth. The menu features an array of flavors, which can be enjoyed with a steaming cup of hot chocolate. 

Pacha Organic Cafe 

What was once a podiatrist’s office is now home to Pacha. This Austin original features a tiny but productive kitchen where the chefs use fresh, organic ingredients. The milk comes from Texas cows, while the fair trade chocolate comes from around the world. Diners receive attentive service, and the friendly waitstaff suggests food and beverage pairings that you won’t soon forget. Try the hot chocolate with the beef hash or bacon cheese pancakes. 

When you’d prefer to sip a glass of wine instead, you’ll love living close to these area wineries as well. If you are looking for a new place call home, please contact us. Our leasing agents would love for you to see firsthand all that our South Lamar apartments have to offer. 

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