Chocolat et Café
Come on! It’s on the nose with this one – Chocolate is in the name of the restaurant, so you know they serve up some of the best hot chocolate in Pretoria… by far. Chocolat et Café is known for its cocoa inspired dishes and great food all round, such as the bruchetta topped with creamy thyme and sherry mushrooms. But we’re here to talk about that lovely little drink we oh so love to smash when the sun hides its beautiful face. The hot chocolate at Chocolat et Café comes in two versions: thick or thin.
Crawdaddy’s Brooklyn Piazza
Crawdaddy’s in Brooklyn is a much-loved, casual restaurant that offers great quality, good value and an array of comfort food options. With a huge menu selection that includes starters, steaks, seafood and curries, it’s no wonder this buzzing restaurant has an impeccable reputation. Favourite orders include the Jalapeno Poppers, Halloumi Cubes and Seafood Chowder. Garlic lovers will adore the Transylvania Special: a 300gr rump basted with garlic butter, topped with oven-roasted garlic cloves and served with a creamy garlic sauce. The Ice Cream, Belgian Hot Chocolate and Flake dessert will have you reminiscing about those childhood days eating a soft serve cone with a flake dipped inside. If that’s not comfort, what is? Crawdaddy’s is open every day from 11am to 11pm.
Vida e Caffe
Iced or hot, I like my chocolatey beverage either way … and that’s why I love visiting Vida e Caffe. You can order your hot chocolate in three different flavours to keep the chills away. Yummy flavours include hazelnut, cherry and marshmallow! Or, if you want something iced on a warm winter’s day, then The Chocolate Frio (blended ice, Lindt chocolate and milk) is also the way to go!
I was so happy when Vovo Telo opened up shop in Lynnwood! Nothing goes better with freshly baked bread than a cup of Belgian hot chocolate! You can also choose from other options like the Chocotelo and the Chocolate Vovochino (with a caffeine kick).
By Shawn Greyling