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 nine of Auckland’s most heavenly hot chocolates. These are in no particular order by the way.
Treat yourself to a chocolate sensation at this fabulous dessert restaurant. With a selection of hot chocolates on offer, from oreo hot chocolate to creamy Belgian hot chocolate, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Be sure to take home some customised chocolate treats for some weekend pleasure.
📍 5/62-68 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
This cute and trendy café serves up the most heavenly hot drinks. Opt for either the dreamy special hot chocolate or the snow white hot chocolate for a pleasurable experience. Pair your wonderful beverage with an epic brunch such as eggs benedict, Belgian waffles, French toast and plenty more.
📍 50 High Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
This famous gourmet chocolate shop is a haven for those with a sweet tooth. Prepare to indulge on the most iconic chocolate-based drinks and desserts. There are plenty of flavours to choose from like black forest, hot Jaffa, spiced maple, butterscotch, salty caramel, just to name a few. People tend to go for the world renowned Italian denso hot chocolate. It is the perfect winter warmer!
📍 1/323 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
Enjoy chocolate season this winter by heading to this place for a simple hand-crafted hug in a mug. The Real Hot Chocolate Twist consists of 70% dark chocolate with a creamy texture which is guaranteed to warm your heart and send you into a realm of tranquility. To satisfy your cravings, order a side portion of tasty sweet treats.
📍 12 Oconnell Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
This instagrammable spot caters the most OTT drinks ever seen. We have raved about their freakshakes before, but never about their customable and creative winter hot drinks which will send chocolate lovers into a frenzy. If you are feeling extra peckish, why not opt for a chocolate brownie sundae to combine with your hot drink. The desserts here are totally worth the price tag.
📍 279 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
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This 5-star bakery invented an exclusive hot drink which is served in a biscuit pie cup. On request, you can get your lush hot chocolate poured into a pie cup like the photo above. Chocoholics will be insanely satisfied by these beauties, and what is even more epic is that you can devour the biscuit pie afterward. Indeed, one of the best hot chocolates in Auckland.
📍 349 Karangahape Road, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
This bean to bar chocolate maker serves up the finest single origin hot chocolates in town. By making their chocolate from scratch, you can avail of an exclusive taste of cacao infusion. Think flavours like dulce de leche, hazelnut, chili chocolate, milk chocolate, almond and much more. Naturally, it would be a sin not to take advantage of these unique flavours.
📍 14 McDonald Street, Morningside, Auckland 1025, New Zealand
Expect to find award-winning chocolate drinks at this place. The secret recipe is addictive and has led the way for luxurious house specialty hot chocolates like peppermint, marshmallow, cookie, dark, praline and many more. Each cup comes carefully presented with a creamy texture that will appease you the most.
📍 Sylvia Park Shopping Centre, Mount Wellington, Auckland 1060, New Zealand
This excellent café and bakery serves up mouth-watering brunches and desserts. These belly fillers go down a treat with one of their hot chocolates such as dark chocolate, dark orange, white chocolate and coconut or peanut butter. Excitingly, there are plenty of options for vegans and gluten-free dieters like vegan bowls, bar cakes and beef burgers. Head to their Instagram for the best food porn.
📍 100 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand