Top Spots For Hot Chocolate In Joburg


Winter is definitely here and we need to keep warm. And there’s no better time to indulge in one of the season’s most underrated delicacies: hot chocolate. Here are a few mugs and cups of molten chocolate we’re looking forward to enjoying this chilly season!

Salvation Café

Salvation Café in Milpark celebrates good old soul food made freshly and served with the upmost care. Their menu ranges from American, Asian fusion, burgers to vegetation – so all palates are catered for! Their decadent hot chocolate is made with real Belgium chocolate and comes in a big glass with whipped cream on the top. The restaurant takes bookings and walk-ins are also welcome.

Details: | 011 482 7795 | | 44 Stanley Avenue, Millpark, Johannesburg.

Vovo Telo Olympus

Vovo Telo is an artisanal bakery and café that was born out of a love for artisanal bread. The café strives to bring traditional baking methods, scratch baking, and the best ingredients to their freshly baked breads and pastries. One of the highlights of their menu is the BarOne® Hot Chocolate. This is not your average hot chocolate. It’s a decadent treat that combines the richness of BarOne® chocolate with the warmth of a comforting hot drink. The result is a beverage that is both indulgent and comforting, perfect for a chilly day or as a special treat.

Details: 066 217 7065 | |
Olympus, Olympus Village Shopping Centre, Pretoria.

The Pink Piano

The Pink Piano, a charming pop-up gem located in Benoni, is a place where good food and memories are made. With its stylish interior and warm, friendly atmosphere, it has become a popular spot for locals to catch up with friends or grab a quick cup of hot chocolate or a decadent slice of cake! The coffee shop is pet friendly and if you’re looking to host a kitchen tea or baby shower, you won’t be disappointed!

Details: | 076 561 3521 | | 19 8th Avenue, Benoni.

The Whippet Coffee

The Whippet is a wonderfully charming spot that’s in actual fact one of my Saturday morning go-tos. Their tantalising breakfasts simply never disappointment. However, after trying them out for myself, I’m now happy to report that their dreamy caramel popcorn hot chocolate is just as impressive as anything else on the menu. With their super-sweet, buttery taste, they make the perfect accompaniment to a plate of perfectly-cooked eggs or a fresh, flaky chocolate croissant.

Details: | 079 711 5604 | 34 Seventh street, Linden.

PAUL at Melrose Arch

If you’re visiting Melrose Arch, be sure to indulge a little at PAUL. Not only is there a wide selection of baked delights, pastries and cakes and amazing deli meals, they also have amazing hot chocolate that you need to try for yourself. There’s a hazelnut and a salted caramel variation if you’re looking to make it extra indulgent.

Details: | 087 351 6091 | Locations.

De La Creme

De La Creme, located in Melville, is a family-owned bakery, café, and deli that has been serving customers for over 35 years since its establishment in 1987. A standout item on their menu is the BarOne Hot Chocolate. This indulgent delight merges the luxurious taste of BarOne chocolate with the soothing warmth of a cozy beverage. Whether you’re looking for a masterpiece themed cake for a special occasion, or just want to relax and enjoy a delicious meal in a beautiful environment, De La Creme has something for everyone.

Details: | 011 726 7716 | | No 12 7th street Melville, Johannesburg.

Fingers Crossed

In the heart of Emmarentia, you’ll find a specialty coffee roastery, café, and bakery that has become a beloved hot chocolate spot in Joburg. One of the highlights is their pain au chocolat, whose rich chocolate perfectly complements the flavoUrs of their signature hot chocolate, creating an indulgent pairing that’s hard to resist.

Details: 082 726 0113 | | 2 Levubu Road, Emmerentia, Johannesburg.

Beyers Chocolate Factory

The Chocolate Cafe offers the perfect refuge from the day’s hustle and bustle. Sink into a comfortable chair and unwind with a freshly brewed cup of coffee or tea. Not forgetting their delicious hot chocolate! Pair your beverage with a tempting treat from the cafe menu, allowing the rich flavours of chocolate to tantalise your taste buds.

Details: 011 057 7674 | 72 North Reef Road, Bedfordview, Johannesburg.

The Landing Coffee

At The Landing in Dunvegan, winter decadence takes center stage with their exquisite hot chocolate options. Whether you opt for the exotic Turkish Delight Hot Chocolate or stick with their beloved Signature Hot Chocolate, each sip promises a luxurious experience. This charming breakfast and lunch spot is perfect for savouring these rich, warming beverages on a chilly day.

Details: 079 593 3220 | 15 Linksfield Road, Dunvegan, Edenvale.

Johannesburg is a city that offers a rich variety of spots for hot chocolate lovers. From the artisanal bakery and café Vovo Telo, to the family-owned De La Creme in Melville, there’s a place to suit every taste. Each establishment brings its own unique twist to this classic comfort drink.

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