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My life as a wife and mom in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and all things fun about it!

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Hot Cocoa Hopping Around Irving

Debora Manusama-Sinaga

It's 2 days before Christmas Day! What? In the midst of all the busy-ness the holidays bring, I took some time to go hot cocoa hopping with my friend Roselle from InDFW last week. Although it's not that cold yet here in North Texas, there's something about this time of year that makes me want to just snuggle and drink hot cocoa all day. I like it with a little bit of a bitter aftertaste, with a touch of fluffy sweetness from the marshmallows or whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Mm...I can almost mentally smell it right now!  

Since we both live in Irving, we decided to visit 3 of the most popular coffeeshouses in the city. To watch the full experience, watch the video below :)




Java me Up

I have blogged about this place for about 3 times now. I just love the convenience of it being at the Valley Ranch Library. And the hot cocoa turned out to be delicious!


Love the fact that they offer diary alternatives like almond and even coconut milk. My favorite though, is the housemade cranberry bread. Not too sweet, in fact it's quite tart but I like it! The owner was nice enough to give J and Ezra some sugar cookies as well. Read the full story on Roselle's blog.


Argentina Bakery

I love this place simply because they offer different kinds of sweets and pastries to have with your coffee here. The chicken empanadas are good, but my favorite is the plain Tortitas. Not tortillas, tortitas. It's an Argentinian bread that you dip in your coffee, or in this case, we dipped it in our hot cocoa.


I like that they are generous with their portion, and the sweetness of the hot cocoa is just right. However, if you'd like a taste of coffee in your hot cocoa, go for the Mayan Mocha.

   It's fragrant, sweet, chocolate-y yet it still gives you that caffeine kick.



This place is one of those classic, neighbourhood diners that everybody goes to. They serve waffles, pancakes, burger baskets, and PIES. Lots of 'em!


We tried the lemon pie. I liked the taste, tangy and sweet at the same time. 


I love the hot cocoa too! Classic and simple, nothing crazy added. Just the good 'ol hot cocoa and whipped cream.


To me it was the right size, considering it was my 3rd glass ;) Next time, I should definitely try the Chocolate Pie.


The price is affordable,  staff was friendly and they also gave us their 2016 calendar.


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