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

Photo source: Suzette

Photo source: Suzette

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.

Where: All outlets {Bandra, Nariman Point, Powai}

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}

Contact: 022 26411431 for Bandra, 022 22880055 for Nariman Point, 022 25700178 for Powai

Visit them on Facebook here

Birdsong Cafe

Photo courtesy: Birdsong Cafe

Photo courtesy: 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.

Where: Waroda Road, Behind American Express Bakery, Near Jude Bakery, Hill Road, Bandra (W)

Cost: INR 150

Timings: 9am-11pm

Contact: 022 26422323, 022 26423939

Visit them on Facebook here

Chocolateria San Churro

Photo source: San Churro

Photo source: 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’.

Where: All outlets {Bandra and Andheri}

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

Timings: 11am-1am

Contact: 022 26400044 for Bandra, 022 26355725 for Andheri outlet

Food for Thought

Photo: Athul Prasad/LBB

Photo: Athul Prasad/LBB

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.

Where: 45/47, Kitabkhana, Somaiya Bhavan, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Flora Fountain, Fort\

Cost: INR 200

Timings: 10am-7pm

Contact: 022 22844242

Visit them on Facebook here

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?

Where: Modern House, Dr. V.B. Gandhi Marg, Opposite One Forbes Building, Kala Ghoda, Fort

Cost: INR 210

Timings: 9.30am-11pm

Contact: 022 61344971

Visit them on Facebook here

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.

Where: All outlets

Cost: INR 120

Timings: 8am-midnight

Contact: 022 2830101

Visit them on Facebook here

La Folie Patisserie

Photo courtesy: La Folie Patisserie

Photo courtesy: 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.

Where: All outlets {Fort and Palladium, Lower Parel}

Cost: INR 210

Timings: Noon-10.30pm {Palladium outlet is open till 11pm}

Contact: 022 22672686 for Fort, 022 65312666 for Palladium

Visit them on Facebook here

Featured photo: Masatoshi via Wikimedia Commons [CC BY 2.0]