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Winter , Coffee Shops , Dining , Places to Eat & Drink

Warm Up The NEPA Way

Warm Your Soul One Cup at a Time


Fend off the winter weather blues with a roasty-toasty mug of hot, chocolatey love.

One of the best things about NEPA winters (besides Netflix) is coming in from the cold and warming up with a cup of hot chocolate.

No other drink so effectively awakens our inner child quite like cocoa. This creamy, chocolatey concoction thawed our icy, red cheeks, and warmed our hearts. It was the best part of those random, middle of the week snow days. It was also the only reliable defense against inevitably frozen fingers and toes.

Warm up this winter with a sweet mug of good old nostalgia. Whether you’ve spent the day on the slopes or the snowy trails, there is a local café standing by with delicious hot chocolate – just like mom used to make.

Get Your Hot Chocolate Fix:

  • Zummo's

    This welcoming Scranton café delivers the best of both worlds in one cup. A single sip of their peanut butter hot chocolate makes winter but a distant memory.

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  • Kay's Daily Grind

    Stop in for a cup of cocoa, stick around for the homey atmosphere and friendly service at this Covington Twp. favorite. At Kay’s it’s more than just the hot chocolate that warms your soul.

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  • Northern Lights Espresso Bar & Cafe

    Between the laid-back vibe and the delicious hot chocolate, you might never leave this hip Scranton hotspot. Bring the laptop, lose yourself in a good book, or just chill and watch the city from a window seat.

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  • Pressed Coffee & Books

    Cozy up with a book and a cup of cocoa and read the winter blues away. This Pottsville café also features a used book shop.

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  • Sweet Creams Café

    Throw in a little splash of summer at this Stroudsburg favorite. Get your hot chocolate with a creamy scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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  • Bear Creek Café

    Bypass winter hibernation at Bear Creek’s most popular café. Stop by for a mug of hot chocolate just like mom used to make.

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  • Adezzo Coffee Shop & Lounge

    Dive into a deliciously creamy combo of dark chocolate, steamed milk and super cool digs at this Bohemian café in Scranton.

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  • Pour Coffee House

    Swing by this cool coffee shop in Downtown Wilkes-Barre for winter’s most classic combination – cookies and creamy hot chocolate.

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  • Muggles Mug

    Grab your wand and whip up a delicious hot chocolate break. This Harry Potter-inspired café in Jim Thorpe dishes out a little dose of magic in every cup.

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  • Hope & Coffee

    Ge to this chill Tamaqua coffee shop and grab a cup of their famous hot chocolate. The place is always hopping with live music, poetry and those sweet, sweet smells of chocolate and coffee.

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  • Black & Brass Coffee Roasting Co.

    Make your way to Honesdale’s most chill hangout for expertly prepared hot chocolate. Get lost in a chocolatey daydream as you watch the day unfold from the comfy corner couch.

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  • Market Square Coffee House

    Cold winter days are no match for warm, fresh sweets and hot chocolate. Stop in this adorable Orwigsburg coffee house for a little bit of both.

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  • Cocoon Coffee House

    The history of the building alone is enough to inspire a visit to this Hawley café. The incredibly delicious hot chocolate is a pretty awesome added bonus.

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  • KB’s Coffee House

    This family-owned favorite in Shavertown serves up classic hot chocolate and so much more in a comfy, homey setting.

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  • The Abbey Gourmet Coffeehouse

    Warm up on those unbearable winter days with a classic cup of cocoa at this delightful Hazleton coffee spot. Choose from a list of delicious gourmet flavors.

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  • Fog and Flame

    Pop in this adorable, storefront coffee shop in Bloomsburg for soul-nourishing hot chocolate. Then, stick around for a live open mic session, or just chill by the window.

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  • Tioga Bistro

    Enjoy traditional or white hot chocolate at this cool, small town coffee shop in Tunkhannock. Pair your cocoa with delectable sweet treats or any number of savory menu options.

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  • Frisky Goat Coffeehouse

    You gotta’ get to this quirky coffee shop in Milford. They have classic or Mexican hot chocolate and a cooler full of gorgeous cupcakes.

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