Best hot chocolate in Vancouver
By Vancity Buzz
Sweet and mild, Prado make their own chocolate sauce, using a dark, 80 per cent Dutch process cocoa and a secret, dry spice blend.
Made with real chocolate (not cocoa powder), Thomas Haas' hot chocolate is thick, rich and boasts a creamy texture.
Yaletown’s Small Victory Bakery creates on-site an incredibly light and smooth-textured hot chocolate. Not too big, not too sweet the hot chocolate is made with top-grade Valrhona chocolate from France.
East Van Roasters
East Van Roasters’ made in-house drinking chocolates are sure to put a smile on your dial — they’re smooth to taste and comprised of 70 per cent dark chocolate. Currently the Gastown outpost has a Single-Origin, Mayan spiced and a Malagasy Bitters drinking chocolate on offer.
Mink Chocolate Café
Ranging from 38 to 70 per cent cocoa content Mink’s drinking chocolate is consists of pure, fresh chocolate ganache (no powders, no water, nothing reconstituted or rehydrated).
Thierry's signature blend of pure velvety dark chocolate is on the bitter side and can be enjoyed on its own or for those with a sweet tooth, complemented with caramel or hazelnut, or even Basque chilli for an added kick.
Koko Monk Chocolates
Made with 72% Venezuelan Trinitario, top quality pure cacaos, herbs, spices, and a dash of orange zest, Kitsilano’s Koko Monk Chocolates’ offers a sweet and slightly spicy sipping hot chocolate.
With an array of chocolatey treats (in the form of cookies, pastries, macarons, and crumbles) it’s no wonder that David Hawksworth’s downtown Bel Café offers a memorable cup of hot coco.
Chocoholics will savour Blenz’s signature hot chocolate, which is made from using only 100 per cent authentic Belgian chocolate chips.
Continental Coffee offers an incredibly indulgent hot chocolate. Crafted with steamed milk and Belgian chocolate syrup, Continental Coffee’s hot chocolate is topped with house-made chocolate whipped cream.