[Photo: Kathy YL Chan]

Whole milk is the only way to go with the hot chocolate at Joe ($3). It makes for a velvety affair with subtle, smooth chocolate and lots of froth. They add housemade dark chocolate syrup with a light hand.

Drink it now. Come summer, you'll want the barista to whip up a glass of silky Iced Chocolate—it's not officially on the menu, but they'll make it if you ask!

Joe the Art of Coffee

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About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan writes A Passion For Food, where she chronicles her eats and travels adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond.

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