Warm yourself up the sweetest way this autumn and indulge in one of Christchurch's very best hot chocolates. With no shortage of cafes and chocolateries serving up warming mugs of chocolatey goodness, the hardest part is deciding where to try first.
From classic to experimental flavours, there's something to delight every taste bud. Here are nine places across Christchurch where you'll find the most decadent hot chocolates to warm you up and bring a smile to your face.
While gelato is their specialty, Rollickin Gelato also serves up a range of delicious and fun hot chocolates. Their ever-changing seasonal hot chocolates are made with wholesome ingredients like organic milk and cream. They cater to gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and egg-free diets.
La La Land Organic Chocolate Garden
Step into La La Land Organic Chocolate Garden and you'll be transported to a world of pure imagination – or should we say, pure chocolatey goodness! Their hot chocolates are a work of art, each one made with their own organic, fair trade chocolate and topped with everything from edible flowers to toasted marshmallows. You can sip on a classic hot chocolate, or get a bit more adventurous with their spiced hot chocolate, infused with cinnamon and chili for a bit of kick. And if you're feeling extra indulgent, why not try their 'chocolate soup' – a decadent and rich drink that's basically a melted chocolate bar in a cup.
Sweet Soul Patisserie
Sweet Soul Patisserie is a cosy and inviting café that serves up some of the best hot chocolates alongside their scrumptious desserts. Their hot chocolates are made with real chocolate with various options, including mint and orange.
Majestic Tea Bar
This beautiful and bespoke café has five locations across Christchurch and offers a range of delicious hot chocolates made with real Belgian chocolate, including classic, dark, and white chocolate options. Think thick and creamy with just the right amount of chocolate.
If you're a fan of boutique chocolate shops, then She Chocolaterie is the perfect place for you. Their hot chocolates are made with premium Belgian chocolate and come in a range of flavours, including salted caramel and hazelnut. These hot chocolates are super decadent with intense flavours.
Little Poms is a warm and welcoming café that serves up some of the finest hot chocolates in town. Made with the key ingredient - real chocolate, their hot cocoa comes in a variety of options, such as hazelnut and salted caramel.
Luciano Espresso Bar
This chic and trendy café offers delicious hot chocolates made with real chocolate. Stir in the melted chocolate to your desired consistency or leave it melted at the bottom of your cup for an intense chocolate mouthful!
Theobroma is a popular café chain that specialise in all things chocolate. Their hot chocolates are made with rich, velvety chocolate and are available in a variety of flavours, including dark, milk, and white chocolate. Their shop in Westfield Riccarton is a great place to treat yourself after a spot of shopping.