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 nine of Auckland’s most heavenly hot chocolates.
1. House Of Chocolate Dessert Café & Cakery
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.
📍 5/62-68 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
2. The Shelf Café
This cute café serves one of the greatest brunches along with some 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 items such as eggs benedict, Belgian waffles, French toast and plenty more.
📍 50 High Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
3. Chocolate Boutique Café
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, the famous Italian denso, hot Jaffa, spiced maple, butterscotch, salty caramel, just to name a few.
📍 1/323 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
4. Bohemein Fresh Chocolates
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
5. CrunchTower Desserts
This instagrammable spot caters the most OTT drinks ever seen. We have raved about their freakshakes before, but never about their customable and creative hot drinks which will send chocolate lovers into a frenzy. If you are feeling extra peckish, opt for a chocolate brownie sundae to combine with your hot drink.
📍 279 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
As one of the best bakeries in Auckland, they’ve invented an exclusive hot drink served in a biscuit pie cup. Upon request, get a 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
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7. Miann Chocolate Factory
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
8. Butlers Chocolate Café
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
9. Winona Forever Café
This excellent café serves mouth-watering brunches and the world’s best desserts. These belly fillers go down a treat with one of the 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.
📍 100 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
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