The Short List: Best Hot Chocolate on the Cape


Welcome to the Short List!

The Short List is a place for people to share opinions and discover new things on and about Cape Cod. We take your feedback and thoughts and share them with readers! We asked Cape Codders where the best hot chocolate is on the Cape. Thanks to all who voted!
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Hot Chocolate Sparrow – Orleans

Originally opened in 1989 in Eastham, The Hot Chocolate Sparrow has since moved to Orleans and still satisfies the craving of everyone’s sweet tooth. The Hot Chocolate Sparrow is a cafe that serves coffee from all over the world, tons of desserts and hand-dipped chocolates. Some of the products offered include specialty drinks, ice cream, smoothies, panini sandwiches and pie slices.

Pie in the Sky – Woods Hole

Within very short walking distance of the Martha’s Vineyard ferry terminal, Pie in the Sky sells homemade croissants, pies, cookies, popovers and breads, which are all baked from scratch on location. Hot organic coffee is available in addition to great sandwiches. Free internet access is available and you can enjoy the local art that adorns the interior while you eat your food.

The Daily Brew Coffee House – Cataumet

The Daily Brew is focused on three things: food, coffee and community. There are many hearty and delicious breakfast options as well as sandwiches, soups, salads and smoothies. Specialty coffees go hand in hand with the food options, to make sure you never leave hungry. Stop by and be welcomed by friendly service and make The Daily Brew a part of your daily routine!

Chocolate Café – Eastham

Chocolate Café has all sorts of treats to satisfy your sweet tooth. The variety of treats include chocolate, truffles, scones, muffins and a huge amount of candies. There are also drinks, including coffee (both hot and cold), tea, hot chocolate and smoothies.KA_Falmouth_coffee obsession_111215 (1)

Coffee Obsession – Falmouth

Coffee Obsession offers a full range of coffee and espresso drinks as well as pastries, snacks and soups.

The Underground Bakery – Dennis

The Underground Bakery offers breakfast and lunch as well as many baked goods. Soups, salads, paninis and wraps are all sold at the bakery. As for the baked goods, cookies, muffins, scones, brownies and assorted pastries are made fresh daily.

The Black Dog Café – Vineyard Haven

Artisan breads are stacked on the wooden racks that line the walls of The Black Dog Café. The fresh baked pies and pastries are the perfect pairing with a hot cup of coffee. The Black Dog Café is great for early risers in search of an early lunch or grab an egg sandwich for a convenient and tasty breakfast. The Black Dog Café makes fresh sandwiches – lobster rolls, turkey club, a classic BLT, tuna – all made with delicious bread.

Hearth n’ Kettle – Hyannis, Orleans & South Yarmouth

For Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner, Hearth ‘n Kettle promises a consistently great dining experience! A favorite spot for locals and year rounders, “H’n K” is known for its friendly service; cozy, comfortable atmosphere; and fresh, wholesome cooking.

Cape Cod Chat House – Dennis

Cape Cod Chat House is an art and coffee house in an eco-renovated circa-1853 building located at 593 Route 6A in historic Dennis Village, featuring contemporary art, along with vegetarian food and artisan gifts, jewelry, and accessories. Cape Cod Chat House Gallery is a community gathering place to enjoy art, food, coffee, tea, shopping, ideas, inspiration, and conversation.

Café Chew – Sandwich

Café Chew is a healthy eatery open for breakfast and lunch daily, offering a variety of homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, baked goods and specialty coffees.

Honorable Mentions

  • Starbucks – Located across the Cape
  • Dunkin Donuts – Located across the Cape
  • Sunbird Kitchen – Orleans
  • JoMama’s Bagels – Orleans, Brewster & Chatham

Take a look at some of our past Short List topics!

Whether you’re looking for ice cream, Mexican food or just things from Cape Cod past, the Short List has it all for you. Take a look at some of the previous Short Lists that we’ve put up online!


  1. Teddy Lyons says

    I believe that your are absolutely wrong to put sun bord in honorable mention. I don’t believe you have tasted sun bird hot chocolet it’s the best this side of France.

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