You know what’s better than eating chocolate? Drinking it. Hot chocolate is the deliciously rich beverage that has the ability to instantly bring cheer and warmth on a cold day--mainly because it's just so tasty!

So if you're in the mood for liquid joy-in-a-cup, head out to these places in Edmonton to indulge in some of the best hot chocolates the city has to offer.

Note: List is in no particular order (just all places that make an amazing hot chocolate), and some photos are not of their hot chocolate--but of the location/branding.

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Block 1912 // 10361 82 Ave NW

Um, YES. Their Ganache Hot Chocolate is the perfect level of decadence. It will make you forget about how cold and miserable it feels outside. So good.

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Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut // 10103 124 St NW

Their delicious chocolates translate well into it's beverage form. It's sinfully good!

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Transcend Coffee // 10359B 104 St (more than one location)

It's basically like drinking a high quality chocolate bar that's been melted down. You will not regret this hot chocolate (unless you don't like chocolate---but like, why are you reading this then?)

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Caffè Sorrentino // 10665 109 St NW (more than one location)

SOOOO DELICIOUS! So creamy! Their Italian hot chocolate is phenomenal, and you've got to try it (if you haven't already).

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Wild Earth Bakery & Café // 8902 99 St NW (more than one location)

Your hot chocolate craving will be satisfied here. Be sure to pair it with any one of their delicious baked goods!

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Remedy Café // 10279 Jasper Ave (more than one location)

They may be known for their chai, but their hot chocolate is absolutely wonderful as well!

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Bru Coffee + Beer House //  11965 Jasper Ave

This is a superb hot chocolate that isn't too sweet! It's packed full of chocolatey flavour, so you're not going to be disappointed with this. A definite must-try.

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Cha Island Cafe & Lounge // 10332 81 Ave NW

You know what goes really well with the waffles here? Their hot chocolate (I'm sure you didn't see that one coming). Seriously though. Try it out for yourself. You'll see!

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Reinette Café & Patisserie // 301 Woodvale Rd W

Along with all of their amazing pastries, you can enjoy a delightful cup of hot chocolate. So yum ?

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Mandolin Books & Coffee Company // 6419 112 Ave NW

This cafe doubles as a used book store and is truly a gem in the city. And considering they're included in this post, you can assume that their hot chocolate is amazing. You assumed correctly. It is.

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Zocalo // 10826 95 St

Zocalo is one of the coolest spots in the city. I highly suggest you pay this place a visit! It's a flower shop that also has a cafe. Their hot chocolate is divine, and can be enjoyed as you're surrounded by the most beautiful backdrop of plants and flowers.

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Sweet Lollapalooza // 10155 – 102 Street (Lower level- Commerce Place)

This is quite literally what every hot chocolate-lovers dreams are made of. If they aren't currently making this drink on site, you can purchase their "Haute Chocolate" mix. And feel free to buy their delicious chocolates to go along with your chocolatey beverage as well! Because you really can't have too much chocolate (my doctor may disagree, but my tastebuds are all for it).

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Duchess Bake Shop // 10718 124 St NW

Duchess Bake Shop seems like they can do no wrong. And their hot chocolate is yet another testament to why this place is so great! You've got to try it.

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Da Capo Caffe// 8135 102 St NW #104

The only problem you'll have here is deciding whether to get the Dutch Hot Chocolate or the Italian Hot Chocolate. I'd go for both. Seriously though. Their hot chocolates will not disappoint.

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The Woodrack Cafe // 7603 109 St NW #101

Their hot chocolates are so good. Especially when paired with a whoopie pie or one of their delicious cookies. You've gotta try it out for yourself.