‘Tis the season for hot chocolate. Among holiday adventures, we always love to stop for a seasonal sip. Although these drinks are not caffeinated or part of your daily rituals, they are still worthy of a stop. Whether you’re maxed out on pumpkin spice lattes or just looking for a “you earned it” treat, you can’t go wrong with a steaming cup of hot chocolate or cozy seasonal drink. These places are serving up some of the best drinks that we could find in the Genesee River Valley.

Cosmic Charlie Cafe

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This colorful food truck serves up espressos and burritos outside Sunrise Bouldering in Geneseo. With a recently opened indoor space and outdoor heated tent, this is the perfect destination to warm up on a snowy day with friends and family. Order their Sundance Hot Coco, made with homemade chocolate and steamed milk, or their seasonal Peppermint Latte for the perfect warm drink with a hint of sweetness (and while you're at it, we recommend grabbing a burrito too!).

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Peppermint Latte at Sunrise

Sweet Arts Bakery

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On Main Street in Geneseo, you'll find your sweet treats and drinks at Sweet Arts Bakery. Serving up a variety of handcrafted hot, iced, and blended drinks, get your hot chocolate fix here during the winter months. Don't leave the bakery without picking up one (or two) of their signature cinnamon buns as well!

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Sugar Bowl

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In downtown Dansville, the Sugar Bowl is serving up a number of seasonal drinks in celebration of the holidays. Choose from a variety of yummy beverages including peppermint mocha, gingerbread iced latte, yule log latte, or winter orange latte. 

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Inside Sugar Bowl at Christmas

Zeppo's Creekside Creamery

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Just because it's cold outside, doesn't mean you can't enjoy cold holiday treats. Zeppo's Creekside Creamery in Mount Morris is serving up  Christmas Tree Cake Milkshakes and Eggnog Malts for the holidays. If you’re looking for something warm instead, they also have fresh-brewed Hoyser Country Coffee and Hot Cocoa! Plus you can gift something extra special this year - they are collaborating with FudgeTown to offer holiday fudge trays featuring 19 fudge flavors.

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Homegrown Coffee Bar

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The newest coffee spot in Dansville, Homegrown Coffee Bar is serving up hot cocoa to warm you up on cold winter days. While visiting, snag a photo at their Christmas-themed photo-op and pick up some pastries to-go.

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Coffee Bar at Homegrown

Milk & Honey Cafe

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This warm, cozy cafe in downtown Lima beckons during the cold winter months. In addition to their daily menu, Milk & Honey serves up a seasonal specialty menu of coffee and non-coffee drinks. Choose from sweet sips such as their Candy Cane Latte or Cold Brew with Maple Cold Foam or try something without coffee including their Cranberry Bark Tea, Eggnog Smoothie, and (of course) Hot Chocolate topped with whipped cream.

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Drinks at Milk & Honey

MacFadden Coffee Company

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This cozy coffee shop in Dansville serves up hot and cold drinks year-round. During winter months, indulge in a steaming cup of hot chocolate or try their frozen version of the winter favorite. This year, you can participate in their hot chocolate challenge, buy nine and get the tenth free - perfect for your next family outing!

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Angie's Ice Cream

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The holidays meet ice cream at Angie's in downtown Dansville. Check out their Hot Cocoa Bar with unlimited toppings or order a Hot Cocoa Float and add a scoop of ice cream! In the mood for more ice cream? They have tons of ice cream with holiday flavors including reindeer chow, eggnog, peppermint stick, Nutella velvet, and much more (be sure to order before they run out!).

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Outside Angie's in Winter