Unlike North Indian cities, Bengaluru is one of those cities where you can have a mug of hot chocolate without worrying about the soaring temperature any time of the year. Whether it’s windy winter or the cold monsoon breeze, there is nothing truly better and satisfying than a cup of hot chocolate. If you are not sure where to head, we have curated a list of the best cafes in Bengaluru that serve the most chocolaty and creamy hot chocolate renditions in the city.
Other than serving some top-notch pastries, cakes and sundaes, SMOOR is also known for offering the best hot chocolate concoctions in the city. With 7 varieties of Hot Chocolate on their menu to choose from, we recommend the super-rich and creamy Spiced Hot Chocolate. The drink is made with the finest coverture chocolate that melts in the mouth instantly. SMOOR has also introduced its all-new hot chocolate variation called “Stir It Up”, where all you need to do is dunk the choco-lolly in a cup of warm milk, stir it and you get a comforting cup of warm flavored chocolate to perk up your day.
Cost for two: ₹ 600
Must Haves: Chocolate Marquise, Dutch Truffle Cake, Chicken Calzone, Hot Chocolate Stir It Up, Raspberry & Lychee Sundae.
Dyu Art Cafe, located in Koramangala, the heart of the Garden City of India, aims to be the premier space dedicated to quality art, food and beverages. The ambiance is vibrant yet minimal, exciting yet relaxing; a place where coffee and creativity meet. With some of the most prolific names in the art world exhibiting their works at Dyu, you can be rest assured to get inspired! With an elaborate menu of food and drinks, a sip of their hot chocolate made with their homemade hot chocolate mix of melted chocolate, hot milk and fresh cocoa is sure to delight your taste buds.
Cost for two: ₹ 700
Must Haves: Chicken Melt Sandwich, Vegetable Stroganoff, Chocolate Cake, Banoffee Pie, French Croquettes.
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From serving authentic French casual cuisine from breakfast to dinner, this contemporary French casual café chain is one of the hotspots for the people of Bengaluru. Café Noir opened its doors in 2011 with its 1st flagship store and is now running successfully in 5 different areas spread across the city. From amazing sweet treats to elaborate gourmet meals, the restaurants have specialties to suit everyone’s palate. Keeping in line with this stellar curation, their Le Chocolat Chaud in other words their hot chocolate made with exquisite ‘Morde’ chocolate, steamed milk, marshmallows and the chocolate nest is also quite extraordinary and is guaranteed to take your breath away at first sip.
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
Must Haves: Grilled Salmon Fillet, Quiche Lorraine, Eclairs, Millefeuille, Creme Brulee, Vegetarian Morocon Couscous, Steak Sandwich.
Nestled in Indiranagar, this all-day quirky café offers Indian street food with global flavors. With lovely al-fresco and indoor seating, you can choose where to sit as per your mood. This pet-friendly café with a lovely ambiance and delectable food makes it an ideal place to spend time with your family and friends. While you are there, do not forget to try the super-rich and creamy hot chocolate and you'll definitely want to go back for more.
Cost for two: ₹ 800
Must Haves: Churros, Crepe, Nachos, Fish n Chips, Maggie.
Offering some of the best authentic Mexican preparations at 3 different locations in Bengaluru since 2011, one visit to Chinita and you are guaranteed to add this to your list of favorites. The Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate is easily one of the bests we have tried so far. Featuring the perfect balance of just the right amount of sweetness and slightly darker notes, this drink comes with a pleasant kick of chili and cinnamon.
Cost for two: ₹ 1200
Must Haves: Braised Pork Burritos, Chocolate Chilli, Avocado Salad, Tostadas.
Considered one of the oldest and best bakeries in Bengaluru, Glen’s Bakehouse is a must-visit to experience a homely feel with its old-world charm. With multiple outlets spread across the city, the Kalyan Nagar outlet is definitely one of our faves in the town. It has a signature rustic posh decor that reminds you of the pretty cafes in Florence and Italy. With Bengaluru’s amazing weather and a glass window that looks out onto the streets, the café offers the ultimate setting to enjoy its creamy and decadently indulgent hot chocolate.
Cost for two: ₹ 800
Must Haves: Red Velvet Cupcakes, French Toast, Sage Chicken, Pot Roast, Frozen Mud Pie.
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