Because nothing makes the cold months cosy like a cup of cocoa…
From sophisticated mugs of rich, chocolatey heaven, to goblets of milky goodness with gooey marshmallows and cream, we’ve found the best places to grab a hug in a mug – yes, it can only be hot chocolate. Here’s your guide to Birmingham’s dreamiest hot chocolates. Just what the doctor ordered!
No list of Birmingham’s hot choc spots could be complete without Cadbury World, the home of chocolate manufacturing. According to Cadbury’s, 64,800 of their bars can be wrapped in just one hour! At that kind of pace, it shows why the chocolate company is so popular. Head to the Cdbury’s Cafe on your visit where you can enjoy a hot chocolate with either milk or white chocolate which will taste like a Dairy Milk or Dream bar. Sip on an intense cup with lashings of whipped cream, marshmallows and a Flake for extra indulgence.
Linden Road, B30 1JR
The hot chocolate at 3 Three’s Coffee is really something else. Vegans rejoice as this cafe specialises in vegetarian and vegan treats and has its very own decadent drink to warm you up this season. Enjoy unique flavours such as their popcorn hot chocolate, made with both plant-based milk and whipped cream. A satisfying and dreamy hot chocolate, that you can sit drinking knowing you’re doing a little bit for the planet at the same time. The cafe also have a ghoulish variation for Halloween that you can try- a Black Forest flavour served with vegan gummy vampire fangs.
17-19 Martineau Way, B2 4UW
10 Great Hampton Street, B18 6AQ
With multiple branches in and around Birmingham, it seems Boston Tea Party is quite a popular drinking hole for Brummies. This cosy coffee house has an array of well-crafted drinks to choose from, including their hot chocolate. Boston Tea Party is the perfect place to run into to escape the cold, wet weather. Sit with a cup of frothy goodness with lashings of whipped cream and marshmallows here and and watch life go by. If their drink is not enough of a sweet fix for you, order their pancakes from their brunch menu.
, B4 6QD
, B15 3AA
, , B91 3QE
It’s not all coffee on the drinks menu at Six Eight Kafe. Every now and then a drink borders on a cross between beverage and a work of art and the hot chocolate at Six Eight Kafe is exactly that. Chill out with a cup of their velvety hot chocolate and one of their awesome bakes inside, outside or to takeaway. Either way, enviable looks from passers-by may occur.
6/8 Temple Row, B2 5HG
Floor 2, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, B4 7XG
Get on board the hot chocolate hype at Centenary Lounge located at two of Birmingham’s stations. Here you can enjoy a deliciously rich hot chocolate but with a difference. You can top your drink with lavish extras, including chocolate flakes, marshmallows and cream. Plus, you can pick a flavoured hot chocolate, such as mint, hazelnut, praline, and cherry. Or if you want something stronger or for when there’s a real nip in the air, add a shot of Baileys or coffee liqueur (we know which one we would choose).
Birmingham Snow Hill Railway Station, B3 2BJ
Birmingham Moor Street Station, B4 7UL
If you’ve ever seen Quarter Horse Coffee’s Instagram account then you’ll know their aesthetic is on point. And their hot chocolate doesn’t miss the mark either. One of their indulgent seasonal specials is a peppermint version with activated charcoal and a a candy cane for that extra seasonal feel. And whilst you’re there, why not buy some of their freshly ground coffee to enjoy at home?
88-90 Bristol Street, B5 7AH
Wander down to Moseley and slide into Lewis’s for a deliciously rich hot chocolate. Their white hot chocolate is divine. Treat yourself to some of their stunning handmade fresh pastries to go with your beverage, and inhale both your luxurious hot chocolate and the baked goods coming out of the oven! A sophisticated, sipping experience that won’t leave you disappointed.
4 St Mary’s Row, Moseley, B13 8JG