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Best hot chocolate?

burumun May 3, 2008 11:06 PM

I want to know where you guys think I can get THE best hot chocolate in this LA area ... I can't say I have found one that really sticks to my mind. But I've been craving a good one, and don't really know where to go.

Anything that may even resemble Angelina's in Paris, by any chance?


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    PayOrPlay May 5, 2008 03:24 PM

    See this older thread for more ideas:


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      Mel Gee May 5, 2008 01:44 PM

      Campton Place in San Francisco, circa 1984 when Brad Ogden still ran the kitchen. Luscious, rich milk, high-quality chocolate, and, on top, chocolate-suffused cream whipped almost to the consistency of butter that dissolved slowly into the milk as you drank. Ogden now has a fine place in San Diego -- Arterra -- and restaurants in Las Vegas and all over the Bay Area, but I don't know which, if any, still offers that great hot chocolate.

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        jaykayen May 5, 2008 11:13 AM

        J Gold's daughter likes the one at Leonidas.

        1. Frommtron May 4, 2008 09:54 AM

          Strongly second the Clementine iteration.

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            burumun May 4, 2008 09:12 PM

            Thanks guys! Will have to try these recs.
            Maybe even sunday supper at Lucques followed by hot choco tonight :P

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              Queequeg May 5, 2008 11:47 AM

              Third. The homemade marshmallows are a great topper to the already delicious hot chocolate.

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              sel May 4, 2008 09:11 AM

              In tem pe ran tia hs one of the best outside of Angelina's in Paris.


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                burumun May 4, 2008 09:12 PM

                Hmm do they have stores/cafes in Los Angeles? I couldn't really find that info on the website

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                  sel May 4, 2008 09:43 PM

                  Yes they have a store but if you are not familliar with the area it's a bit difficult to find.


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                New Trial May 4, 2008 01:45 AM

                Here are the Betas for all three:

                1751 Ensley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

                Coupa Cafe
                419 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

                8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

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                  New Trial May 4, 2008 01:43 AM

                  My favorites in L.A. are the ones at Clementine and at Lucques, though the spicy hot chocolate at Coupa is also quite enjoyable for a change. Still, nothing compares to the memory of Angelina's.

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                    cookee May 4, 2008 10:47 PM

                    Ahh...Angelina's. Why can't anyone make chaud like that?

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                    JeetJet May 3, 2008 11:13 PM

                    I was just thinking about hot chocolate tonight also. The best I have had is in Whittier.

                    Crepes & Grapes Café (BELLAGIO Gourmet Hot Cocoa and try the Hot Chocolate Lava cake or other crepes -- Closed Sunday)
                    6560 Greenleaf Ave
                    Whittier, CA 90601
                    Phone: (562) 696-3255

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