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 season. Chocolate enthusiasts will adore our guide to eight of Christchurch’s most heavenly hot chocolates.
1. Maison De Crepe
Catering some of the best pancakes and brunches in Christchurch, nothing beats it paired with a heavenly hot chocolate. Appease your tastebuds 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
2. Rollickin Gelato
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 season. 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.
📍 35 New Regent Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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3. Theobroma’s Chocolate Lounge
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 seasonal warmer!
📍 86 Division Street, Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
4. Sweet Soul Patisserie
Head to this glorious place for incredible sweet treats to satisfy your cravings. Wonderfully, indulge on a luxurious, rich hot chocolate which will warm your heart and send you into a realm of tranquility. Excitingly, they have plenty of gluten-free treats for all the hungry Celiacs.
📍 126 Cashel Street Guthery Center, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
This café is one of the greatest pet-friendly hangouts in Christchurch. Specifically known for their specialty coffees, it comes as a surprise that they serve a wholesome hot chocolate too.
📍 Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
6. Luciano Espresso Bar
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 chicken waffles, which is one of the best in Christchurch.
📍 76 Moorhouse Avenue, Addington, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
7. Affogate Café
This spot is a local favourite, serving up the most scrumptious belly fillers including blueberry pancakes, salmon smash and eggs benedict. Definitely, combine your meal with one of their hand-crafted, specialty hot chocolates for the greatest experience. If you feel like a little wonder around, grab a large hot chocolate to go.
📍 919 Colombo Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
8. She Chocolaterie
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. Indeed, the deep creamy flavour will hit you the hardest.
📍 84 Cashel Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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