Local Restaurants & Shops
Locally owned and one-of-a-kind, these establishments are favorites among our readers to enjoy a chocolatey cup:
101 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo
Cherri owned a fine arts gallery for over thirty years; her love of chocolate and art is evident in the turtles, salted caramels, and other decadent options.
7642 S Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002
Although known for their vast tea selection, ChocolaTea also serves sandwiches, quiche, and desserts (macarons being a favorite of many).
Confections With Convictions
116 W Crosstown Pkwy #101, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
This shop is proudly “Pure Michigan” with sourcing the majority of its ingredients locally from farmers. They also make all confections by hand using organic, fair-trade chocolate.
213 E Frank St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Factory Coffee’s space is truly unique. Within the Reality Factory, Factory Coffee shares space with two other retailers: 1977 Mopeds and Grayling Ceramics.
401 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
This local favorite for hot chocolate is also a full-service restaurant. They support sustainable, local food and artisans of craft food.
Mezzo Coffee House
100 W Allegan St, Otsego, MI 49075
Mezzo Coffee House serves breakfast and lunch, in addition to their beverages. After enjoying a hearty helping of hot chocolate, peruse their marketplace for locally made gifts and unique items.
The Local Grind Coffee House
117 S Grove St, Delton, MI 49046
Located in Delton, this restaurant prides itself on great coffee and baked treats.
Chains / Multiple Locations
This mix of local and national chains brought in a number of votes from readers as well:
- BIGGBY (Make sure to check out their Steamers for kids too)
- Dunkin’ Donuts
- Water Street Coffee
- Circle K or Speedway gas stations
Did we miss one of your favorite places to get hot chocolate? If so, let us know in the comment section below and we’ll add them to this list.
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