Caramel, Spicy, Cinnamon And More: Hot Chocolates We're Loving

Nupur posted on 28 June

The monsoon brings with it joy, gloom and a longing to go home, all at the same time. A mug of hot chocolate can be a great way to soothe this conflict. We tracked down some of the best – and most unique – hot chocolates in the city. Sip some comfort this season?

Suzette's

Care for some homemade hot chocolate? Suzette’s serves two kinds – dark hot chocolate and a foamy hot milk topped with Suzette caramel. We’re planning on carrying a book and slowly sipping both through the day.

Cost: INR 200 for dark chocolate, INR 130 for foamy hot milk topped with Suzette caramel

Timings: 9am-10.30pm {Powai outlet is open till 11pm}

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Cafes

Shop 14, Gasper Enclave, St. John Street, Opp. Golds Gym, Pali Naka, Pali Hill, Bandra West, Mumbai

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Birdsong Cafe

Stationed in the quaint lane of Waroda Road, this cafe is known for its use of organic ingredients. The easy-going decor plays the perfect partner to a cosy afternoon with a cup of their thick hot chocolate, which is made from 90 per cent organic cocoa.

Cost: INR 150

Timings: 9am-11pm

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Cafes

Shop 1-5, Off Hill Road, Waroda Road, Ranwar, Bandra West, Mumbai

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Chocolateria San Churro

They have so many options, your brain will run out of decision-making cells. There’s dark chocolate, milk and white chocolate hot chocolate at the Bandra outlet. But Andheri takes the cake with a range of Spanish hot chocolates. Were trying out Azteca {hot chilli and cinnamon) and espresso fo’ sho’.

Cost: INR 190 at Bandra, starts at INR 150 at Andheri

Timings: 11am-1am

Cafes

11, Silver Pearl, Waterfield Road, Linking Road, Bandra West, Mumbai

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Food for Thought

Tucked in quietly between books and heritage in Fort, Food for Thought is known to make people feel at home with its ambience. We’ll pop by for a book-reading marathon here any day and their hot chocolate for company – served in a cup, this hot chocolate is super thick, and tastes nothing like your typical Bournvita and cocoa powder concoctions.

Cost: INR 200

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Cafes

45/47, Kitabkhana, Somaiya Bhavan, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Flora Fountain, Fort, Mumbai

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Nutcracker

Head over to The Nutcracker in Fort for a scrumptious breakfast followed by their Belgian hot chocolate. Did we just sort out your Sunday morning plans?

Cost: INR 210

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Cafes

Modern House, Dr VB Gandhi Marg, Fort, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai

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Theobroma

Theobroma is considered the queen of desserts in the city, with its appetising menu that’s easy on the pocket. Their food coma-inducing thick hot chocolate is what we’ll recommend for the hardcore chocolate lovers. A thick concoction made with home-made chocolate, it has a ratio of 80:20 of chocolate and milk.

Cost: INR 120

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Bakeries

24, Colaba Causeway, Cusrow Baug, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai

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La Folie Patisserie

They serve something called a Chocolat Chaud – a signature hot melange of 70 per cent Venezualan chocolate and spices. You should probably devour it while talking in a French accent to complete the experience.

Cost: INR 210

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Bakeries

16, Commerce House, Rope Walk Lane, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai