Dunk your marshmallows and swirl your Whittaker’s Sante bars – there’s nothing quite like the quiet comfort of cradling a hot chocolate. Coffee dates are amazing for a chat, but sometimes you just need the sugar hit and pure joy that comes from a decadent cup of cocoa.
Put down your lukewarm Milos as we introduce you to the best places to grab a hot chocolate in Auckland.
Walk through Parnell’s rose gardens for a family catch-up, then pop over to the homely comfort of Rosie. If we can pass on any advice: Don’t look past the Valrhona hot chocolate. A chocolate dusted glass rim and marshmallows accompanied by steamed milk and a jug of melted chocolate goodness. Once you’ve taken your Instagram and started combining the creation, it’ll be gone in moments-It’s just that good.
Masterchef judges may hate the word “deconstructed”, but when it comes to a hot chocolate, there is nothing better. Choose between Winona Forever's dark chocolate, dark chocolate orange, white chocolate coconut, or peanut butter, and you will receive your chocolate of choice on a stick, steamed milk, and homemade pillowy-marshmallows of joy. Grab a famous Winona slice from the cabinet to accompany your delicious choccy goodness and you’ll be wishing you had your slippers on by the fire.
House of Chocolate
Looking for a rich chocolate hit? House of Chocolate stays true to its name through and through. With 53% liquid dark couverture chocolate, the hot chocolate and mochas are a destination in themselves. Grab one takeaway with a flavour shot for an extra flair and stroll around the Takapuna shops like a local.
This little bakery on K Road is the perfect spot for a quick catch up in your lunch break or on your way to the Pink Walk in the weekend. Named after their signature creation, a Piefee! Confused as to what a Piefee is? Think a cookie cup with a toffee and chocolate inner layer to cradle your coffee or hot chocolate. Drink some, eat some, it is the perfect sweet (and environmentally friendly) option. Choose from a bunch of cookie cup flavours such as sprinkles, Oreo, or Belgium biscuit.
There is no age restriction on a Dear Jervois unicorn hot chocolate, and you must make the most of it. Love white hot chocolate? This hot cuppa is for you. Topped with a rainbow marshmallow, sprinkles, and baby marshmallows, this hot sweetness is ready to turn any day around – and not just for the little ones.
For every chocolate flavour in every form - Chocolate Boutique has it. If you’re looking for an authentic hot chocolate to really hit the spot, don’t look past the Italian denso. Chocolate Boutique has their own exclusive recipe for a thick and rich hot chocolate. Add a flavour shot like vanilla or hazelnut or grab the Mexican spice or chilli versions if you are looking for that extra kick.