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Top 15 Places To Hit Up For The Best Hot Cocoa This Winter

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Salted or spicy, spiked or sober, with or without nutmeg and cinnamon; there’s a good chance a good cuppa hot chocolate will always hit the spot. And while you were busy refreshing your winter wardrobe, we’ve been drinking our way through the hot chocolate in the Delhi, and here are our favourite cafes and restaurants serving it. 

Paul's

This bakery is bringing the aroma from the streets of France with their delicious dishes, and their hot chocolate is no different. Go here for the hot chocolate that’s the perfect amount of sweet and can be paired with any of the viennoiseries they offer. Paul’s is your go-to place to catch up with friends over brunch.

Price: Starting at INR 250 

Colocal

Not sure how any of us could go to a chocolate factory + cafe and expect anything less than an incredibly rich hot chocolate. They have a few variants, starting with milk chocolate based hot chocolate and it keeps getting darker. We recommend the Campfire Hot Chocolate with toasted marshmallows that melt into the hot chocolate.
Price: Starting at INR 210

Blue Tokai

Be it to work silently, have a mini gos-sesh with friends or just to grab a snack, Blue Tokai’s hot chocolate is going to be your best companion. It’s so good that I usually end up ordering another cup. We love their outdoor seating area, pretty lights, light music, good times! Just visit once, you’ll see what I’m talking about. 

Price: Starting at INR 250

AMA Cafe

North campus favourite, Ama cafe is famous for its coffee blends and tea options. But their simple hot chocolate is the perfect accompaniment to their fluffy pancakes on a cold, winter morning.

Price: Starting at INR 160

The Artful Baker

Honestly, I don’t know how to resist having this decadent mug of all things good. We’ve heard that their hot chocolate is super comforting topped with fluffy marshmallows, yumm! Pair it with their famous croissants and biscottis or have it by itself; it’s sure to lift your spirits.

Price: Starting at INR 300

Nik Baker's

This famous bakery almost has a cult following of sorts. It’s known for all-things sweet, and obviously their hot chocolate too. Thick, creamy and the definition of cosy on winter days. 

Price: Starting at INR 400

Hamoni Cafe by the Greens

You’ll want to come here to refuel on Sundays and have their version of a hug in a mug; made with Callebaut Belgian dark chocolate and topped with a marshmallow. It’s a wholesome experience paired with the lush green views of their golf camp, very soothing, to say the least.

Price: Starting at INR 250

Theo's

Theo’s Signature Hot Chocolate is made from chocolate and truffles, with the added option of adding coffee in case you’re also looking for a caffeine kick. Pure Belgian to Hazlenut, their coffee chocolate blends are sinful. 

Price: Starting at INR 210

Cafe Dori

Enjoy their classic hot chocolate with marshmallow on top, along with your furry mate, surrounded by elegant looking leather products - sounds good, doesn't it?

Price: Starting at INR 274

Di Ghent Cafe

The words ‘Belgian’ and ‘chocolate’ are used together so often that one could almost forget what a powerful force they are when combined. This European-style Gurgaon café does all things chocolate really well, not in the least of which is the hot chocolate.

Price: Starting at INR 290

Chocalateria San Churro

Chocolateria San Churro does the perfect, thick, and chocolatey hot chocolate. While they have a lot of options for those who like their hot chocolate fancy and spicy, but their classic dark hot chocolate is perfect for those looking for a warm and simple fix.

Price: Starting at INR 195

Choko La

A cafe devoted to all things chocolate, Choko La has variety, with everything from dark chocolate to hazelnut with the added option of marshmallows. If you’re a dark-chocolate-bordering-on-bitter-fan, we recommend their 70% cocoa hot chocolate. And you can choose different flavours like classic milk hot chocolate, hazelnut or coffee hot chocolate.

Price: Starting at INR 450

Music and Mountains

Our beloved Music & Mountains Cafe (previously known as Sakley's) has us feeling cosy every time we step in; from the woody decor to the dim lights and the fireplace, it’s like a snug home in the hills. Add the Home-Made Dark Hot Chocolate with cinnamon and a good book to that, and you’re all sorted for a beautiful evening.

Price: Starting at INR 285

Caara at Ogaan

Caara is one of our favourite, quaint places in the city. Their breakfast menu is nothing short of stunning and teamed with a cup of hot chocolate, it screams winter. Their hot chocolate is delicious, with marshmallows on top!

Price: Starting at INR 250

Elma’s Bakery

The crew behind Elma’s makes its own marshmallows, and you know hot chocolate is extra special when you get delicious marshmallows on top of it.

Price: Starting at INR 300

Pro-Tip

If you've tried every hot chocolate on this list or just feel too lazy to go out, order in these delicious hot chocolate blends you can whip up at home. Don't forget to grab some Instagram-worthy mugs, too, so you can share the marshmallow glory on your story. And because you can't really have hot chocolate without a dessert to go with it, check out these baking pre-mixes that are as easy to make as the hot chocolate.

A huge thanks to the Editors team for their significant contributions to this list! 

Note: While most of these cafes and restaurants offer takeaways and deliveries if you do plan on stepping out, make sure you do so while taking all safety precautions. Practice social distancing and wear masks at all times before heading out. Stay safe.