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Best hot chocolate?

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?

--burumun
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  1. 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
    http://www.crepesandgrapescafe.com/

    1. 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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      1. re: New Trial

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

      2. Here are the Betas for all three:

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        Clementine
        1751 Ensley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

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

        Lucques
        8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

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

          http://www.intemperantia.com/

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          1. re: sel

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

            1. re: burumun

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

              http://www.yelp.com/biz/in-tem-pe-ran...

          2. Strongly second the Clementine iteration.

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            1. re: Frommtron

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

              1. re: Frommtron

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

              2. J Gold's daughter likes the one at Leonidas.

                1. 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.