We’re not talking about some pathetic powdered concoction here with cream on top and marshmallows galore. This is a serious website for serious foodies. When we say hot chocolate we are talking about the real thing: thick, melted chocolate served with a bit of frothed milk on the side to stop it solidifying in front of you. To be sensible it probably ought to be served in an espresso cup, but we must both admit to a fondness of having a decent glassful of the stuff with some brioche or churros on the side for the purpose of dipping. No-one said this was about being healthy!
The Italians and Spanish understand the attraction of this sort of hot chocolate. The Spanish serve it in small doses with fresh thin, sugar covered donuts (churros) on the side. One thing is for sure: once you’ve drunk hot chocolate like this you won't ever drink the insipid powdered form again.
You can access our reviews from the list below or the Locations... menu to the left:
In Melbourne, Australia
- Ganache (250 Toorak Road, South Yarra). Thin but tasty hot chocolate.
- Chokolait (Shop 8, Hub Arcade). The best hot chocolate in Melbourne.
Elsewhere in Australia
- Lindt Chocolate Café (53 Martin Place, Sydney). A chocolate lovers paradise.
- Amato Café (14 Old Compton St, London). Decadent milk hot chocolate.
- Valvona and Crolla (19 Elm Walk, Edinburgh). Fabulous old style Italian deli - home of Scotland's most wicked hot chocolate.
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