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10 hot chocolate havens in Mumbai to keep you warm this monsoon


Today is World Chocolate Day. Who doesn’t like chocolates? They are so unconditional and honest that we fall for them naturally. It is our go to be it Monday morning blues or heartbreaks or just a sudden sweet cravings. There is nothing chocolate can’t handle with ease. Among the many ways of having chocolates, hot chocolate is most of our favourite. The fun doubles when its raining outside and you have that perfect cup of hot chocolate. If you are craving to get a place where you could sip the perfect hot chocolate, check out the list.

If you are looking for some homemade hot chocolate, Suzette is the place to be. It serves two kinds – dark hot chocolate and a foamy hot milk topped with Suzette caramel. The dark hot chocolate is pure decadence. PS. The sinful cup is thick and full of chocolate and can be just too chocolaty and heavy sometimes.
Cost: Rs 220 for dark chocolate, Rs 145 for foamy hot milk topped with Suzette caramel
Address: All outlets- Nariman Point, Bandra, Powai

Bird Song – The Organic Cafe
Located in the lanes of Bandra, this cafe is a perfect escape to your mundane life. The signature hot chocolate is a heaven served in a mug. The cafe is known for the use of organic ingredients. The rich hot chocolate is made from 90 per cent organic cocoa, which allows you to gorge on it without any regret.
Cost: Rs 250
Address: Hill Road, Bandra West

The in house special hot chocolate is made with real chocolate and is thick, dark and strong. The cafe is considered as the heaven for desserts with its lip-smacking menu. If you are a true chocolate lover, Theobroma’s hot chocolate is a must try. The drink comprises of home-made chocolate with a rich portion of 80 percent chocolate and 20 percent milk.
Cost: Rs 140
Address: Available across its 12 outlets.

Chocolateria San Churro
Chocolateria San Churro is the name behind popularising churros, Spanish doughnut-like delicacy – in the city. The Andheri outlet offers a variety in Hot chocolate menu leaving you confused. It offers a range of Spanish and Couverture hot chocolates. Azteca (chilli), classic Spanish with hot chilli and cinnamon, is a must try here. Bandra outlet’s menu is limited to dark, white and milk chocolate.
Cost: Rs 150 to Rs 180
Address: Royal Classic Building, Andheri Link Road, Phase D, Andheri West

Food For Thought
If you are among those creatures who love both books and hot chocolate, then this cafe located inside the legendary Kitab Khana is a must visit on your list. The drink is hot and thick and tastes divine. A guilty pleasure maybe, but worth your money.
Cost: Rs 240
Address: Somaiya Bhavan, 45 / 47 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Flora Fountain, Fort

La Folie Patisserie
You will fall in love with La Folie Patisserie’s Chocolat Chaud. Made with their signature single origin Venezuelan 70 percent hot chocolate and spices, it is thick and dark. It is surely a guilty pleasure but totally worth trying.
Cost: Rs 180
Address: Available across its 3 outlets – Fort, Lower Parel, Bandra

The Nutcraker
This tiny cafe in Fort serves three types – Belgian Hot Chocolate,  After 9 (Mint Hot Chocolate) and Meltdown (Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate). The Belgian hot chocolate to-die-for with a perfect balance of creaminess and flavour. It is dark, creamy and not too heavy with a rich taste of cocoa.
Cost: Rs 275 for Meltdown, Rs 255 for Belgian Chocolate, Rs 275 for After 9
Address: Modern House, Dr VB Gandhi Marg, Fort

212 All Good
Made with 72 percent Karnataka dark chocolate. If you are signing up for the healthy life, you can try this sinful cup with any guilt. The dark chocolate will surely help you to live a good life and happy too.
Cost: Rs 250
Address: High Street Phoenix, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel

Ellipsis Bakery
Made with a perfect blend of cocoa powder and dark chocolate, Ellipsis’ hot chocolate is to-die-for. The chocolate used in the drink is 75 per cent Callebaut and it gives it a perfect bittersweet taste.
Cost: Rs 180
Address: Sudam Kalu Ahire Marg, Hanuman Nagar, Worli

Le Pain Quotidien
Le Pain Quotidien serves hot chocolate made from pure Belgian chocolate. The drink paired with some freshly baked bread and pastries from its wide menu is a solution for the decadent indulgence. The thick hot chocolate will just make your day better.
Cost: Rs 225 and Rs 350
Address: Available across all its Mumbai outlets

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