UPDATED: November 2015: We've highlighted some of the coziest cafes in Westchester County, NY, where families can grab a steaming mug of cold-weather beverages like hot cocoa or tea.
607 E. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck
Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, 10am-5pm
Sample the multiple frozen hot chocolates, featuring flavors such as peanut butter, mint, caramel, and coffee. The shop also carries regular coffee, many tea varieties, regular hot chocolate, and a decadent thick, dark hot chocolate, sure to be a parent’s delight.
Bread & Cocoa
2110 Boston Post Road, Larchmont
This sweets shop features a signature thick hot chocolate along with flavors such as peppermint and cayenne. Dishing out made-to-order Belgian waffles and panini, Bread & Cocoa is a great spot to grab breakfast or lunch with a rich cup of cocoa
Coffee Labs Roasters
7 Main St., Tarrytown
Monday-Tuesday, 6:30am-6:30pm; Wednesday-Thursday, 6:30am-8pm; Friday, 6:30am-10:30pm; Saturday, 8am-10:30pm; Sunday, 8am-7pm
Widely known for its selection of sustainable coffees and pet-friendly atmosphere, this shop offers a bold hot chocolate featuring small-batch artisan chocolate from the Mast Brothers. The shop continues to serve kid-friendly Ghirardelli hot chocolates, along with a variety of teas. Coffee Labs also serves up locally baked pastries. Live music Fridays and Saturdays, 8-10pm.
The Kneaded Bread
181 N. Main St., Port Chester
Monday-Friday, 7am-5pm; Saturday, 8am-4pm; Sunday, 8am-1pm
The cocoa is made from scratch by melting down a bar of semisweet chocolate and frothing it to order, the result is a thick brew with a hint of cinnamon and cream.
33 N. Main St., Port Chester
350 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck
Offering a more exotic blend, serves up a delicious, homemade champurrado, Mexican hot chocolate thickened with masa harina (finely ground corn powder). The result is a filling, rich blend, the perfect compliment to the restaurant’s esquite, a hot corn dish accompanied by seasonings and cheeses.
Peekskill Coffee House
101 S. Division St., Peekskill
Monday-Thursday, 6am-9pm; Friday-Saturday, 6am-10pm; Sunday, 7am-7pm
Serves a signature hot chocolate, with the option to flavor with a selection of 12 syrups. If you prefer chai, the coffee house offers fair trade and organic tea in original, honey-vanilla, and decaf varieties, or try the yerba mate for a uniquely South American flavor. Live music on Fridays and Sundays.
Silver Tips Tea Room
3 N. Broadway (Route 9), Tarrytown
Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday, 11am-6pm
Serious about its love of tea, this room is home to nearly 175 varieties of full-leaf blends in two-cup, four-cup, and six-cup pots. Silver Tips also features an Afternoon Tea that includes two tea sandwiches, a scone with cream and preserves, a slice of cake, and your choice of a two-cup teapot.
Slave to the Grind
58 Pondfield Road, Bronxville
Friday-Saturday, 6am-11:30pm; Sunday, 7am-10pm; Monday-Thursday, 6am-10pm
Popular with families and Sarah Lawrence students alike, this shop features three chai teas: original, vanilla, and spiced. Slave is also home to three hot chocolates—original, peppermint, and hazelnut—and a variety of teas, including herbal raspberry.
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