Where To Go For The Best Hot Chocolates In Sydney

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Brrr… winter is here! If you’re anything like me when the temperature gauge starts to drop the cravings for a smooth, warming hot chocolate rise. It certainly puts a zing back into my step to grab a cuppa' cocoa.

So, whether you like your hot chocolates plain, white or garnished with the weird and wonderful, we’ve scoured Sydney for the best hot choccie drinks that will sweeten up any winter day. Take the kiddies along for a warming treat of milky goodness or wrap your hands around a cup of smooth, hot choccie and savour some ‘me-time.

1. Perfection Chocolates - Rose Bay

Perfection Chocolates have one of the Best Hot Chocolates In Sydney
The real melted chocolate at this eastern suburbs institution makes all the difference! 

With a family of fine chocolatiers at the helm, this local favourite in Sydney's east has been handcrafting their own chocolate for decades, and their decadent hot chocolate is one of the best ever - especially with a chocolate-covered jelly snake! There's no powdered chocolate here folks. Their signature milk chocolate is dripping from a fountain, ready for your steaming cup of decadence, with an extra drizzle on top!

Perfection Chocolates also has a huge range of the finest quality hand-made chocolates and sweets, plus coffee, gelato and their best selling mocha.

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2. San Churro – Various Locations

San Churro Hot Chocolate
Using real couverture chocolate, San Churro hot chocolates are next level!

San Churro serves up a thick, rich Spanish hot chocolate and guards its original recipe carefully. Stick to the Classic Spanish or add all kinds of delicious toppings, from handmade giant toasted marshmallows to chocolate popping candy. They also serve up traditional milk, dark or white hot chocolates, plus mocha and a mini-kids version. Check out the new Hot Choc Bombs - Surprise and delight with our new Hot Choc Bombs in marshmallow, Oreo or Milo! 

San Churro is in Bankstown, Chatswood, Eastgardens, Glebe, Miranda and Parramatta

3. Adora Handmade Chocolates – Various Locations

Adora Hot Chocolate
Adora's gourmet Hot Chocolate is made with luxurious Belgium chocolate.

Adora’s smooth, creamy hot chocolates are fast becoming as legendary as their handmade chocolates. Choose from milk, dark or white hot chocolate and, the best bit, all their drinks come with complimentary melt-in-the-mouth chocolate made from pure Callebaut, a fine Belgium couverture chocolate.

Find Adora Cafés in Earlwood, Sydney CBD, Parramatta, Double Bay, Oatley and Newtown.

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4. The Copper Mill – Alexandria

The Copper Mill Hot Chocolate
This local cafe has made its mark with a signature Coconut Hot Chocolate.

The Copper Mill has been serving up their signature Coconut Hot Chocolate for years and each winter they seem to taste even better than the one before. They combine the finest chocolate powder, a generous dash of creamy coconut milk and extra-frothy steamed milk to create this rich, smooth cup of chocolate bliss.

5. Koko Black – Strand Arcade, CBD

Koko Black Hot Chocolate
 Koko Black serves up their famous signature Belgian Hot Chocolate.

One of Australia’s most loved chocolate purveyors, Koko Black’s signature hot chocolate is double brewed for two hours to an authentic Belgian recipe. Stick to the classic or add a chilli, cinnamon, mocha, orange or hazelnut twist.

You'll find Koko Black on the ground floor of the stunning Strand Arcade on the corner of Pitt Street, making it the perfect pitstop on a busy shopping trip.

6. Rivareno Gelato – Darlinghurst and Barangaroo

Rivareno Gelato Hot Chocolate
Rivareno hot chocolate is a thick, rich, Italian style indulgence!

Italians know how to make two things really well – gelato and hot chocolate (and, OK, pizza too). Rivareno uses one of the best chocolates in the world: Valrhona Grand Cru ‘Manjari’, made with single-origin 64% cocoa from Madagascar. It's thick, rich chocolate with beautifully balanced acidity and red fruit flavours. You can also choose a gelato flavour to create a thick, rich Rivareno hot chocolate affogato.

Head to the Crown St location in Darlinghurst or in the city on Barangaroo Avenue.

7. Cremeria De Luca – Five Dock

Cremeria De Luca Hot Chocolate
This creamy hot chocolate is almost like a warm chocolate pudding!

Available in dark, milk and white chocolates, with dairy-free and gluten-free options, Cremeria De Luca serves up authentic thick Italian hot chocolate. Take a taste from a huge range of delicious flavour options including rose, orange blossom, mint, rum, lemon myrtle, zabaglione, coconut, tiramisu, salted caramel, hazelnut, rose, chilli, gianduja, lavender, mandarin, matcha and lemon cheesecake!

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LYNNE Mullaney

May 25 2016

They all sound great-just making a list, checking it twice and heading off to sample the goodies!