Winter is coming and while in Mumbai, we’ve gotta snag all the wintery vibes because honestly, a warm jacket or a pair of socks is all you need to deal with this season, in this city. It never really gets cold in Mumbai but once a speck of chill kicks in, we yield to stay warm. And what is winter without a frothy cup of hot chocolate topped with treats?
Hot chocolate falls into the same category as momos and that’s-what-she-said jokes; even when it’s bad, it’s still pretty good!
On this note, we’ve listed 5 places in Mumbai where a mug of hot chocolate will warm up your insides because it is the quintessential company for us on a chilly day.
The neat decor and the cosy indoor upholstery coupled with the smell of fresh hot chocolate and waffles, setting in from the kitchen will make you an instant fan of The Nutcracker.
Here you can indulge in one of the best mugs of hot chocolate Mumbai has to offer and you can choose from salted caramel, mint or go ol’ school with the plain variant. Either way, you’re gonna love whatever they serve! Their breakfast menu has garnered a cult in the city who swear by it and if you have plans with bae, you should definitely drop by here.
Location: C/2, Diamond Arch Cooperative Housing Society, St. John Baptist Road, Bandstand, Bandra West
Timings: 12noon – 12midnight
Cost: ₹1,200 for two people (approx.)
The awesome crepes and coffee you can get here at D'Crepes Cafe, are no secret. But when the weather takes a turn towards wintertide, this cafe’s hot chocolate pulls us in and how! Made with a blend of dark chocolates, fresh cream and milk, you can never go wrong with your pick here.
D'Crepes Cafe has us gushing over its grubs too and truly, their foamy serving of the perfectly sweetened hot chocolate is what love tastes like.
Location: 21/22, Block 1, Emerald Plaza, Hiranandani Meadows, Off Pokhran 2, Vasant Vihar, Thane West
Timings: 11am – 11:01pm
Cost: ₹1,000 for two people (approx.)
La Folie Du Chocolate
When the nights get cooler in the city which never sleeps, try the hot chocolate here at La Folie Du Chocolate, to induce a warm and fuzzy feeling in you.
Here the flavours of your cup of hot-choc will take your taste buds on a trip to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory and you’d want to stay there since the very first sip. This pretty patisserie should be your pit-stop whenever the cravings come calling. Pair up this drink with their baked goodies and you’ll thank us later!
Location: 1, Ground Floor, Libra Towers, Opposite St.Peter's Church, Hill Road, Bandra West
Timings: 8:30am – 11pm
Cost: ₹1,200 for two people (approx.)
Suzette Creperie & Cafe
At Suzette Creperie & Cafe, you can never go wrong with the hot chocolate here and for your rumbling tum-tum, get a serving of their renowned pizza crepes! Best winter snack combo, ever.
Their home-made dark hot chocolate is a basically a cup full of rich cocoa with spanks of milk and they also add scoops of cream, for the perfect blend to wash your tongue. This can easily become overpowering for your palate so to cut out the sweetness, order their bacon and mozzarella omelette or the Suzette salad.
Location: Shop 2, Ventura Building, Next to Aroma's, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai
Timings: 9am – 11pm
Cost: ₹1,500 for two people (approx.)
A mass favourite amidst dessert lovers in the country, Theobroma is famous for its biscuits, cookies and of course, their epic in-house hot chocolate.
For times when it gets too difficult to control a constant itch for chocolate or when you just want to lather up your epicurean senses in molten coco, here’s where you need to be at. Pair it up with their delish pies and scrumptious tarts to relish a hearty experience when here.
P.S. This is one of our go-to spots for winter breakfast sessions here in Mumbai with the squad. Theobroma’s brekkie menu is tempting enough to push us out of our beds, even on a Sunday morning and nobody returns with regrets.
Location: The Capital, Ground Floor, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai
Timings: 8am – 12midnight
Cost: ₹600 for two people (approx.)
With winters knocking on our skin and bones, there’s nothing better than a warm cup of hot chocolate for our daily sugar fix. So now that we’ve listed these 5 of our favourite hot chocolates places in Mumbai, there’s no excuse for you to not drop by, this season.