You know how the song goes: "Baby, it's cold outside…" In the post-holiday landscape, we're all looking for ways to keep warm. One of these hot chocolates is a great place to start.

You know how the song goes: "Baby, it's cold outside…" In the post-holiday landscape, we're all looking for ways to keep warm. One of these hot chocolates is a great place to start.

Chocolate Cafe, Grandview

Sip on this: Dark Hot Chocolate

With "Chocolate" in the name, Chocolate Cafe is bound to be serving up plenty of the hot stuff. They include a full line-up of hot chocolates, including some using white and dark chocolates. Flavored versions abound, too, like Cherry Jubilee, LaSalle Mint and Caramel. Drinks arrive topped with the requisite whipped cream and a cherry.

Hemingway's Coffee Nook, Downtown

Sip on this: Joyce's Java

Although there's not an explicit menu line for "hot chocolate" at this downtown hideaway, items like Chocolate Chai more than make up for it. The Joyce's Java should please any chocolate lover: dark chocolate, mint, espresso and steamed milk topped with whipped cream and a chocolate swirl.

Caffe Apropos, Harrison West

Sip on this: house hot chocolate

This European style cafe features a big menu of sweet flavored lattes and mochas, so hot chocolate fits nicely into the mix. For an extra sweet kick, pair your hot chocolate with the Elvis "Press"-ley panini with peanut butter, strawberry preserves and bananas.

Katalina's, Harrison West

Sip on this: Mexican Hot Cocoa

During the winter months, this little Harrison West cafe serves a hot cocoa made with Snowville milk and a proprietary blend made by North Market Spices. The mix gets a little kick from chipotle peppers and cinnamon. In the past, Katalina's owner Kathleen Day has suggested adding a generous shot of OYO bourbon on your own.

Fox in the Snow Cafe, Italian Village

Sip on this: Hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows

Fox in the Snow has proven itself to be an expert in all things sweet and coffee-related, and their hot chocolate is no exception to the goodness. The rich and creamy drink is poured with the same tulip-shaped foam you'd expect on a latte. You'll marvel at it briefly, and then promptly dunk a giant homemade marshmallow in it.

Nicholas Dekker writes about breakfast, beer, coffee and Columbus at breakfastwithnick.com. He leads breakfast and brunch tours for Columbus Food Adventures. Current Force Awakens viewing count: five.