This time of the year is not only perfect for flannels, plaids and woollen hats; hot chocolate is a perfect drink for transitioning into winter season. In this article, I’ve written about some of the most decadent hot chocolates I’ve had in London.
Choccywoccydoodah is definitely one of the most quirky boutiques I’ve been in. The fiery-red walls and the mismatched furniture, coupled with the vibrancy of Carnaby Street, adds to the whole experience. Located in Soho, the boutique shop has an array of chocolates and cakes.
If you like your hot chocolate with a side of novelty, head to Soho where your favourite cozy drink comes in three varieties – white, milk & dark – and the bottom third of the cup is pure melted chocolate. The menu has a wide range of items, and the prices are decent.
The Chin Chin Labs
Chin Chin does not mess around when it comes to decadent hot chocolate. The ice cream parlour has branches in Soho and Camden. If you happen to find yourself in Camden, then visiting this trusty parlour is must. Drinking hot chocolate with the veggie-marshmallow fluff while walking in vinyl stores and snapping silly photos with friends makes for an amazing weekend.
The venue is also known for its unique ice cream flavours, there is a lot of variety and the prices are quite student friendly!
Peggy Porsche Cakes Ltd
It is vital that you bring your camera to this whimsical pastel café - the pink and white colour scheme along with the pink-flowery façade makes the place one of the most Instagrammable places in London.
The bakery is popular for its gorgeous cakes, cupcakes and biscuits. It’s a spot your taste buds shouldn’t miss out on with its extensive range of baked goods! To get spooky for Halloween, they have a pink skull (full of flowers) outside their window - how satisfyingly pastel-grunge, am I right? .
Found on Ebury Street, only a walk away from Sloane Sqaure, Peggy Porschen Parlour makes for a great hot chocolate date! If you go there around 7PM, you might have to wait for an hour, but you could easily get a place before their closing time (which is 8:30 P.M.). There is always a long queue outside the parlour so it is advisable to go at an off-peak time or be prepared for a lot of waiting.
I recommend having hot chocolate with mini marshmallows and the raspberry and lime dry cake - both of the these are awfully delicious! The place is a bit pricey but the lovely food makes up for it!
The Peckham Pelican
You can easily hang out all day at the Pelican; a cosy and beloved gastropub/arts venue in Peckham. With a unique spin on hot chocolate, this place is something you must not miss out on.
Their thick and rich hot chocolate is a local favourite and pairs well with any of their delicious baked goods. When you order hot chocolate, you will get a mug literally dripping in flavour and nothing will ever taste as good again. Located in Peckham, when you visit the place, you won’t be able to resist checking out other chocolate-y stuff.
Jaz and Jul’s
Jaz and Jul’s has a killer range of hot chocolate options. Having their “Raspberry Dream Hot Chocolate” was basically like a warm hug!
When you visit them at Broadway Market, have a look at their hot chocolate options - they have everything from a classic hot chocolate to a masala and chai infused concoction.
If you happen to be free on a rainy weekend, you might have to pop in and check out their scrumptious Weekend Chocolate Brunch. Did we mention it’s bottomless drinks? Prosecco, here we come!
Their fantastic prices and the lively ambience theme going on really makes the whole experience amazing!