There is nothing more comforting on a cold winter’s day than sipping on a mug of smooth, velvety hot chocolate. We’ve tracked down some of our favourites across Perth to add a little sweetness to your day.
This CBD favourite is already one of our coffee go-tos, so when Telegram teamed up with State Buildings neighbour Sue Lewis Chocolatier… we knew it would be the salve to those cold winter afternoons. Made exclusively for Telegram, the hot chocolate mix is made with 64% single-origin Madagascan dark chocolate – now that’s pretty hard to pass up.
State Buildings, 1 Cathedral Avenue, Perth
When you see Chicho’s chocolate tap, oozing temptingly… it would almost be a waste not to pop a cup under there, right? Thankfully, they seemed to think the same thing – with some lusciously rich hot chocolates available. This winter they’ve even upped the chocolate content, with not only Belgian couverture chocolate from the tap and creamy local Bannister Downs milk, but the addition of their own blend of dark cocoa to take it to the next level.
180 William Street, Northbridge
Now, maybe this list isn’t for anyone watching their caloric intake… but we’ve got to warn you, Get Chunky’s quad hot chocolate is truly next-level. Then again, we’d expect no less from the decadent cookie experts. Super creamy, super chocolatey, this bad boy is topped with shards of dark, milk and white chocolate.
Sapore Espresso Bar
It’s easy to see why Sapore’s hot chocolates have become somewhat of an icon for Perth locals. Nestled along Belmont Ave in Cloverdale, they offer a ‘Cheeky Hot Chocolate’ with your choice of luscious flavouring: Nutella, choc mint or white choc coconut. All are served with piles of your favourite chocolate snacks on the side – it’s basically an entire dessert!
4/275 Belmont Avenue, Cloverdale
Margaret River Chocolate Company
You know a hot chocolate is going to be good when it’s made by a company who produces their own chocolate. When the ingredients are this good, you only need two of them – hot milk and chocolate. Dark, milk and white chocolate pastilles are lovingly made by Margaret River Chocolate Company chocolatiers, making their hot chocolates decadent and smooth. Luckily, they’ve now got two café locations (plus their city retail location) to get your fix – and pick up some pastilles to take home with you!
415 Harman’s Mill Road, Metricup
5123 West Swan Road, West Swan
317 Murray Street, Perth (retail only)
If you’re after an Insta-worthy hot drink, then look no further than Café 2TwentyFour. Their marvellous Wonderland Hot Chocolate is back again this winter to add a colourful pick me up and combat the grey skies. It features a lavish, warming drink with oozing chocolate drizzle, all served with a magical heap of pastel coloured fairy floss, marshmallows, sprinkles and of course, tiny teddies. This fun drink is sure to bring out the child in all of us!
4/224 Belmont Avenue, Cloverdale
Cioccolato’s botanical laneway is the perfect place to enjoy one of their lush hot chocolates. Tucked away under the ivy, it’s one of the nicest spots to enjoy a rainy day. Topped with plenty of chocolate shavings, their hot chocolates will make any winter’s afternoon a cosy delight.
Header image: Cioccolato Espresso