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Best hot chocolate in Canberra?

By Madam Cholet - 15 July 2012 22

We’ve had numerous posts on coffee…..so as it is winter, wondered where the best place to get hot chocolate is?

Had a good one today at Urban Pantry in Manuka – made using real chocolate instead of the powdered form.

I do not have a sweet tooth at all, but found this one to be eminently drinkable.

Good thing is they were really happy to make a smaller version for my three year old.

Normally if you ask for a small version you get a blank look followed by the comment…’sorry we only make it in one size….’

What’s Your opinion?


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22 Responses to
Best hot chocolate in Canberra?
candelabra 11:55 am 16 Jul 12

Yes, thankyou! It’s usually all about the coffee, which smells nice and all but it not comparison to a good hot choc!

johnboy 11:39 am 16 Jul 12

Quick tips for happiness:

— Aldi pod coffee machine ($79)

— 16 Chocolate pods. ($6)

— Reggio coffee pods ($6)

— Bottle of Habanero tobasco sauce.

— Drop of tobasco (ONE SOLITARY DROP) in bottom of large mug.

— Long pour of Reggio

— Long pour of chocolate

— Hit the clean button and enjoy

Mysteryman 11:36 am 16 Jul 12

caf said :

I am partial to the chilli hot chocolate at Koko Black.

+1. It’s a winner. Not as sickly sweet as the regular hot chocolate.

zorro29 9:29 am 16 Jul 12

Max Brenners is good in Belconnen

Cream make a good hot choc in the city

Disinformation 9:17 am 16 Jul 12

blub said :

Kindle in the City makes the best Italian Hot Chocolate (OMFG!)

In the hope that it’s like what Pangea’s used to make before they closed, I’m going to try that out. I used to take people there and buy it for them just so that they could experience that sort of hot chocolate.

bikhet 6:50 am 16 Jul 12

Peppermint patty – hot chocolate with a shot of peppermint schnapps. You can have both the alcohol and the marshmallows!

gooterz 11:16 pm 15 Jul 12

blub said :

Koko Black is too rich for my liking. Max Brenner isn’t rich enough. (Why is it so hard for chocolatiers to make fantastic hot chocolate?)

Get a Max Brenner and mix with a koko black! Problem solved.

MB has many types of hot chocolate from recollection. Chocolate goes well with anything, dont mind a bit mixed in with a nice coffee!

Kath 9:43 pm 15 Jul 12

Koko Black is lovely, but generally I feel like I can see through time while drinking it. (Mixture of melted chocolate, milk, and cream, optional chili.)

Cream does a nice chocolate-in-hot-milk and you can choose the type of chocolate. I like top deck.

Haven’t tried Max Brenner’s hot chocolate because I was so disappointed by the bad service and ghastly coffee I had there. So bad I formally complained, and their service people sent me a voucher – the other half refused to go again and I had trouble finding someone willing to take it as a gift!

caf 9:20 pm 15 Jul 12

I am partial to the chilli hot chocolate at Koko Black.

poetix 9:02 pm 15 Jul 12

Cognac is the best hot chocolate. It is healthier too, as no marshmallows are required, and it comes in the size you want.

buzz819 6:37 pm 15 Jul 12

Max Brenner, Belconnen.

ma7trlb 6:18 pm 15 Jul 12

blub said :

And usually great marshmellows – the marshmallow can make or break a hot chocolate

Hear, Hear! If someone can point me in the direction of a beverage establishment that makes their own, fresh marshmallows (and doesn’t just open another bag of pascall’s finest) – I should be glad to give them my service! (as long as the HotChoc doesn’t suck)…

blub 5:08 pm 15 Jul 12

Kindle in the City makes the best Italian Hot Chocolate (OMFG!)

Beppes and Knead in the Belco Markets both make delicious HCs.

For a decent and reasonably priced hot chocolate that’s not too overwhelming, the CMAG cafe’s good.

Milk and Honey used to make a good hot chocolate (with real chocolate). But it’s been a while, so it might’ve changed…

Waldorf can make a good powder hot chocolate, but often stuff it up with too much syrup or not enough powder. (And usually great marshmellows – the marshmallow can make or break a hot chocolate)

Another favourite was Gus’ for their peppermint hot chocolate, but every time I’ve been in there in the past six months they’ve had no peppermint.

Koko Black is too rich for my liking. Max Brenner isn’t rich enough. (Why is it so hard for chocolatiers to make fantastic hot chocolate?)

Holden Caulfield 5:05 pm 15 Jul 12

Koko Black for creamy and smooth.

Tosolini’s for traditional Italian and very thick.

The Urban Pantry method is quite good too.

Felix the Cat 4:22 pm 15 Jul 12

Yes, you can get coffee in different size containers why not hot chocolate?!

Best one I’ve had was at Lonsdale St Roasters

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