Chilly Pune winters call for a piping hot mug of chocolate or cocoa. And although homemade hot chocolate is amazing, it just lacks that special little magic touch, you know? Probably Hot Chocolate with some marshmallows on top or maybe some cinnamon sugar. How does that sound? Well, lucky for us, Pune has cafes that serve the best hot chocolate cuppa that will leave you wanting more and more. Here’s a list of 5 cafes that serve a steaming cuppa in Pune.
The Flour Works
Imagine taking a sip of your favourite hot chocolate, and it melts right away in your mouth. The flour works will ‘work’ for you in that manner. Their special Mexican Hot chocolate which soothes your taste buds with the chocolaty flavour but immediately wake them up with a hint a spice. Some people call their assortment of hot chocolates as a ‘sinful chocolate experience’.
Where- Commercial 3, Nirvana, North Avenue, Between Jogger’s Park & ICICI Bank, Kalyani Nagar
L’Apicio | Aundh
We’ve heard about hot chocolates, tried them, tested them and even approved but this place will elaborate it further. L’Apicio presents Tsocolate, which is a famous Fillipino drink with a side of peanut butter and chocolate. The experimentation of this place is what wins our points.
Where- Shop No. D 8 & 9, Sai Heritage Society, New Dp Rd, Near Medi Point Hospital, Aundh, Pune
Le Flamington | Kalyani Nagar
A place known for their doughnuts, Le Flamington also serves amazing hot chocolate. With a variety of hot chocolates differing from the variety of the chocolate used (intensity of chocolate) you can get hot chocolates ranging from 35% milk to 85% pure cocoa dark chocolate. They also sell their packaged hot chocolate powder.
Where- 88, East Ave, Palace View Society, Ramwadi, Kalyani Nagar, Pune
Pune Sugar Box
This small coffee shop in Conrad Hotel sells the best chocolate cuppa. Laden with flavors like Dark, Milk and Mint, their signature hot chocolate is a blend of dark chocolate and milk. Ask them to add a bit of whipped cream on top of the hot chocolate to make it thicker and creamier.
Where- Mangaldas Rd, Sangamvadi, Pune
The nippy weather calls for a nice warm cup of hot cocoa. Basilia Delicatessen serves delicious Hot Chocolate with our favourite- Marshmallows. And not just any marshmallows, they caramelise it. If you like your Hot Chocolate to be rich and thick then try their Rich Hot Chocolate with Caramelised Hot Chocolate.
Where- Basilia Delicatessen, Pimple Saudagar, Pune
Where Else Diner
The happiness of getting a marshmello with a hot chocolate is something different. We already have a soft spot for hot chocolate and that too with the soft and yummy marshmellos? This cafe takes care of our sweet emotions. They serve a thick hot chocolate which blends in our mouth and you even get options of choosing milk or dark chocolate to compliment your drink.
Where: Shop no 8, Ground Floor, Lunkad Sky Max Mall, Opp Datta Mandir Chowk, Viman Nagar
Price for two: INR 800
The French Window Patisserie
The place is just as exotic as the name is. They have taken the hot chocolate love to another level and why not? They don’t just serve you the traditional hot chocolate. They customise your own cup of hot chocolate in caramel, Belgian Dark and Aztec. Why just drink the basic hot chocolate when you can experiment with it.
Price for two: INR 600