The best places for hot chocolate in Nice

The best places for hot chocolate in Nice

'Tis the season for hot chocolate! Every holiday season people love getting their cosiest blankets and festive mugs out of the cupboard to enjoy with a select few. Come on, admit it, we all have that bit of the cupboard with mugs bearing our favourite cartoon characters, funny slogans or accolades for being the "Best Mum" or "Best Dad" ever. 

All that matters is that the drink inside is delicious. The Hôtel Lakmi in Nice knows it all too well which is why, as well as social coffee, it's giving its guests a cocoa stand this yuletide. Check out what's on at the 3* hotel this Christmas and the best spots in Nice to indulge your sweet tooth!
  • Hôtel Lakmi: your happy haven

In its prime central Nice location near Notre-Dame Basilica, the Best Western Hôtel Lakmi gives guests a welcome as warm and wonderful as a mug of hot chocolate. The sweet scent of cocoa is in the air at reception from mid-December. What else? Staff give out confectionery and you can visit the sweetie and candyfloss bars. Get the festivities off to a good start in a magical setting filled with teddies, reindeer, a snowman and other new friends… Your children are going to love it !

44 avenue du Maréchal Foch, 06000 Nice
  • Emilie and the cool kids 

Whether it be good old cocoa, Nutella flavour, covered in marshmallows or topped with whipped cream, hot chocolate is like a magic potion to melt your cares away... The spell works even better with cookies, muffins and bakes on the side! Enjoy your hot chocolate break in the cool and colourful café or take your sweet treats home with you (or to the hotel). Cosy up in front of a Christmas film and wear your milky moustache with pride!

3 Nice spots:
- Nice Etoile shopping center, 30 avenue Jean Médecin, 06000 Nice (2 minutes walk from the hotel)

- Center of Nice, 9 rue Alberti 06000 Nice (11 minutes walk)
- Old Nice, 1 rue de la Préfecture, 06300 Nice (16 minutes walk)
  • Confiserie Ballanger

This pretty pink place is all about indulgence. Alongside waffles, crêpes and churros, the eatery's signature hot chocolate is a roaring success. Make it your way with full-fat milk, plant-based milk, toppings (white, milk or dark chocolate, Nutella, caramel) or syrup (vanilla, strawberry or caramel flavour). You can even add glorious garnishes such as praline, coconut, biscoff, Oreo and caramel shards.

2 Nice spots:
- Center of Nice, 13 avenue Jean Médecin, 06000 Nice ( 5 minutes walk from the hotel)
- Old Nice, 2 rue Saint François de Paule 06300 Nice (10 minutes walk from the hotel)

Hot Chocolate of the Confiserie Ballanger - Credit : Ballanger

  • Café de Max

This cosy and carefree café in central Nice near Avenue Jean Médecin is all about quality. The lovingly-made hot chocolate and hot drinks all come with homemade pastries and cakes. Snuggle up on the seating inside or take a pew on the street terrace to savour every mouthful! 

Cocoa powder plus sugar and milk. Can you believe how heart-warming these three simple ingredients are? Whether you add vanilla, cinnamon or keep it classic, hot chocolate is a serious business in Nice! Come and celebrate the holiday season at the Best Western Hôtel Lakmi with a magical Christmas under the Nice sunshine! Our entire team can't wait to celebrate these magical moments with you.