HOT CHOCOLATE SPOTS AROUND BOSTON
Simon’s Coffee Shop in Porter Square offers something different: Mexican hot chocolate. This variety is flavored with cinnamon and cayenne pepper, resulting in an enticing mix of spicy and sweet. And here’s a secret — though it’s not on the menu, Simon’s also makes peppermint hot chocolate. Plain ol’ hot chocolate is also available.
Prices: Mexican hot chocolate: $3.69 (small); $4.23 (medium); $4.76 (large) / Regular hot chocolate: $3.00 (small); $3.53 (medium); $4.00 (large) / Peppermint hot chocolate: $3.64 (small); $4.17 (medium); $4.64 (large). 1736 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. 617-497-7766.
Stephanie Shore for Boston.com