‘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 CafeBack to Top of List
This colorful food truck (cafe and seating inside!) serves up espressos and burritos next to Sunrise Bouldering in Geneseo. Cosmic Charlie Cafe is the perfect destination to warm up on a snowy day with friends and family. Order their Sundance Hot Chocolate, made with homemade chocolate and steamed milk, or their Valley Fog, made with white tea with rose petals and herbs, vanilla syrup, and steamed milk for the perfect warm drink with a hint of sweetness (and while you're at it, we recommend grabbing a burrito too!).
Sweet Arts BakeryBack to Top of List
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! Sweet Arts Bakery carries a delicious line-up of fresh breads, pastries, cake pops, bagels, chocolates, fudge, and coffee, including locally, hand-roasted varieties from Evening Star Coffee Roasters.
MacFadden Coffee CompanyBack to Top of List
MacFadden Coffee Company is a cozy coffee shop in Dansville serving up hot and cold drinks year-round. During winter months, indulge in a steaming Hot Cocoa Cappuccino or try a frozen version of the winter favorite. Treat yourself a little extra and grab some hot chocolate bombs, cake pops, sugar cookies, or local products like Dansville Granola and Evening Star Coffee.
Zeppo's Creekside CreameryBack to Top of List
Just because it's cold outside, doesn't mean you can't enjoy chilly 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 tons of fudge flavors.
Homegrown Coffee BarBack to Top of List
The cozy coffee spot in Dansville, Homegrown Coffee Bar is serving up hot cocoa to warm you up on cold winter days. But if you prefer cold drinks, they're also serving up specialties including their Chocolate Crinkle Frozen Coffee and White Chocolate Pistachio Iced Latte. While visiting, snag a photo at their photo-op spots and pick up some pastries to-go.
Milk & Honey CafeBack to Top of List
This warm, cozy cafe in downtown Lima beckons during the cold winter months. In addition to their daily menu, Milk & Honey Cafe serves up a seasonal specialty menu of coffee and non-coffee drinks. Choose from sweet sips such as their Peppermint Mocha featuring a blend of rich coffee, velvety whipped cream, candy cane pieces, and drizzles of chocolate syrup or non-coffee sips including their Hot Chocolate topped with whipped cream. No matter your order, you'll understand why the Milk & Honey motto is "Life is Sweeter Here".
Six Sprouts Farm MarketBack to Top of List
A new business this year located in Avon, New York, Six Sprouts Farm Market not only serves up local products, food, and farm goods, but ice cream and coffee too! Visit this farm market for a steaming cup of Hot Chocolate, a flavorful latte, or even seasonal-themed ice cream from Yummies in flavors Gingersnap, Peppermint, Amaretto, or White Trash (white chocolate ice cream with peanuts, rice & corn chex and M&M's).
Sugar BowlBack to Top of List
In downtown Dansville, the Sugar Bowl is serving up tons of seasonal drinks in celebration of the holidays. Choose from a variety of yummy beverages including the gingerbread cookie latte or a candy cane latte, served iced or hot. While you're there, also enjoy a sweet treat in this beautifully restored little corner of historic Dansville Main Street!
Anchor's CoffeeBack to Top of List
Located in downtown Nunda, New York, Anchor's Coffee serves up espresso, specialty coffee, homemade cinnamon rolls, and pastries plus daily and seasonal specials. During the colder months, warm up with a Peppermint Mocha Latte, Cappuccino, or Hot Chocolate with a hint of peppermint.
Cricket's Coffee • Kitchen • CocktailsBack to Top of List
An all-day brunch destination, open seven days a week, it's always a good time to stop at Cricket's for a seasonal coffee beverage or hot chocolate. Try their Campfire Latte, Sugar Cookie Espresso Latte, or Spiced Brown Sugar Cold Brew if you're looking for something unique this season. Spending a night out with friends or family? Cricket's also serves up alcoholic drinks including a variety of holiday cocktails.