When chilly weather sneaks onto the forecast, there’s no better way to prepare yourself for the icy wind or fend off the gloomy skies than with a rich cup of hot chocolate.
Cape Town is a hub of delightful dishes and mouthwatering treats, so naturally it also has a hot selection of spots where you can get a good dose of chocolatey goodness.
If you’re looking for a particularly rich and creamy cup of hot chocolate, pay a visit to COCOAFAIR.
Passionate about crafting the best chocolate from bean to bar while driving sustainable social change in South Africa, this chocolate dispensary is one for the books.
Their store located in Montague Gardens serves up some of the most delicious hot chocolate in the city and you can even take some of their hot chocolate powder home and make it yourself!
- Location: Unit 2, Montague Square, 28 Montague Drive, Montague Gardens, Cape Town, 7441
- Website: cocoafair.com
2. Honest Chocolate
You simply cannot be a hot chocolate fan without tasting Honest Chocolate’s delectable hot choc.
Visitors can enjoy it two ways: either strong and dark, or in a tall glass with a little extra milk.
While you’re visiting the trendy spot on Cape Town’s Wale Street be sure to also grab yourself one of their decadent handcrafted chocolates for the road.
- Location: 64A Wale Street Cape Town, Western Cape 8000
- Website: honestchocolate.co.za
3. My Sugar
This popular little Sea Point store is well-known for its unique chocolates but it also serves an unforgettable hot chocolate.
My Sugar is definitely the perfect option for those with a sweet tooth who are looking to have a little something extra with their cup.
Be sure to grab one of the interesting games offered at the store to play while you sip away.
- Location: 3, La Rhone Building, 77 Regent Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060
- Website: mysugar.co.za
4. Empire Café
If you’re in the Muizenberg area, treat yourself to a tasty hot chocolate at Empire Café.
They have a nice classic version of the drink on offer, and the views pair pretty well with it, too.
- Location: 11 York Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town 7950
- Website: empirecafe.co.za
5. Moro Gelato
A truly decadent options for those looking to go all-out is Moro Gelato.
Prepared the traditional Italian way, this luxurious hot choc is served extra-thick, almost more of a dessert than a drink, with a dollop of cream on top. Pop in to this unique store on Long Street for an unforgettable chocolate treat.
- Location: 165 Long Street, Cape Town, Western Cape 8001
- Website: morogelato.co.za
If you’re keen on having your hot chocolate with a little extra chocolate in the form of a chocolate chip cookie, One&Only is for you.
At this luxurious establishment you can pair your piping-hot drink with uninterrupted views of Table Mountain.
- Location: Dock Road, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape 8001
- Website: capetown.oneandonlyresorts.com
Picture: COCOAFAIR / Facebook