Because nothing makes the colder months cosy like a cup of hot chocolate.
From sophisticated mugs of rich, chocolatey heaven, to jars of milky goodness submerged in ice cream, Secret have found the best spots to grab a dreamy hot chocolate this winter. Chocolate enthusiasts will adore our guide to eight of Christchurch’s most heavenly hot chocolates.
Enter a world of mouth-watering French sweet and savory crepes paired with the most heavenly hot chocolate. Expect to appease your taste buds with a hug in a mug, topped with chocolate shavings, delicious rich cream, chocolate sauce and marshmallows.
📍 106 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
This fabulous ice cream store takes hot chocolate to a whole other level. Their ever-changing seasonal hot chocolates is the taste sensation you need to boost your mood this winter. With wholesome ingredients such as creamy organic milk and cream…you’ll be satisfied. They even cater for gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and egg-free diets. So nobody will feel left out.
📍 35 New Regent Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Prepare to enter a chocolate paradise because this spot offers a variety of hot and cold chocolates including some scrumptious food chocolates. For some extra indulgence, pair your chocolate covered waffles or pancakes with a cup of large intense hot chocolate, charred in chocolate sauce and rich cream. It is the perfect winter warmer!
📍 86 Division Street, Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
Head to this glorious place for some incredible sweet treats to satisfy your cravings. Be sure to opt for a luxurious, rich hot chocolate which is guaranteed to warm your heart and send you into a realm of tranquility. Excitingly, they have plenty of gluten-free treats for all you hungry Celiacs.
📍 126 Cashel Street Guthery Center, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
This café is one of the best spots to visit in Christchurch. Specifically known for their specialty coffees, it will come as a surprise to people that they serve a wholesome hot chocolate too. Select something from the brunch menu to combine with your hot coco for the most pleasurable experience.
📍 Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
This award-winning coffee house is also an excellent place for chocolate lovers to indulge on some appeasing and fresh hot chocolates. For some extra warmth, opt for Luciano’s big hearty breakfast which will go down a treat with your morning hot chocolate.
📍 76 Moorhouse Avenue, Addington, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
This spot is a local favourite, serving up the most scrumptious belly fillers including blueberry pancakes, salmon smash and eggs benedict. You must combine your meal with one of their hand-crafted, specialty hot chocolates for the greatest experience. If feel like a little wonder around, grab a large hot chocolate to go. This will warm you up on your winter walk about.
📍 919 Colombo Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Head to Riverside Market to taste some true creativity when it comes to chocolate. It is no surprise that this place was awarded the best hot chocolate in New Zealand at one time. Each cup of hot chocolate comes carefully presented submerged in rich cream, chocolate pieces and much more goodness. But it is the deep and creamy flavour that will appease you the most.
📍 84 Cashel Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand