The delectable hot chocolate at Au Festin de Babette is a treat at this French café-dessert-crèmerie-chocolaterie and gift shop, north of Duluth.
The hot chocolate served in a cup or bowl, is sweet, smooth and cocoa rich. I stick to the classic “Belge” ($ 4.50) and for the spice adventurous, the “Babette” with ginger, cardamom and cinnamon.
St. Denis street is rich in history, and Babette’s is no different. A 20 year-old establishment adorned with high ceilings, original crown moulding, pale blue painted walls and Paris metro stops naming each archway.
Peruse fine importations like pear-butter spreads, lavender infused olive oils and le Petit Prince products while you await your cup. Did I mention the hot chocolate?