8 Glorious Wellington Hot Chocolates To Warm You Up This Winter

Megan Zara Walsh Megan Zara Walsh - Staff Writer

Hot Chocolates

Because nothing makes the colder months cosy like a cup of hot chocolate.

From sophisticated mugs of rich, chocolatey heaven, to jars of milky goodness submerged in ice cream, Secret have found the best spots to grab a dreamy hot chocolate this winter. Chocolate enthusiasts will adore our guide to eight of Wellington’s most heavenly hot chocolates.

1. Scopa

This Italian Pizzeria surprisingly serves up some comforting hot chocolate flavours. Chocoholics will adore the texture of each beverage filled with rich melted chocolate, thick cream and oh so delicious. You’ll feel like you are drinking a chocolate pudding, while customers have said their specialty hot chocolates taste like heaven in a mug.

📍 141 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

2. Butlers Chocolate Café

Expect to find award-winning chocolate drinks at this place. The secret recipe is addictive and has led the way for luxurious house specialty hot chocolates like peppermint, marshmallow, cookie, dark chocolate, praline and much more. Each cup comes carefully presented with a creamy texture that will appease you the most.

📍 172 Lambton Quay, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

3. Wellington Chocolate Factory

Treat yourself to a glorious hug in a mug at this spot. Expect the finest ethically traded cocoa in the world which creates a better tasting experience for the customer. Excitingly, you can select your choice of bean-to-bar chocolate and type of milk like dairy, soy or coconut. In a carefully presented cup, chocolate shavings will be thrown on top for further indulgence. Pair your beverage with a chocolate treat for the most pleasurable experience.

 📍 5 Eva Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

SEE MORE: 8 Heavenly Chocolate Factories To Visit In New Zealand

4. The Chocolate Story

If you are in Petone, pop into this cute joint for some real filling hot chocolates. Inspired by French and European recipes, it will be a different but delightful taste experience. If you feel like a little wonder around, grab one of their hot chocolates to go. Indeed, the perfect winter warmer for your walk about.


📍185a Jackson Street, Petone, Lower Hutt 5012, New Zealand

5. Qilin Tea House

For a wholesome food adventure, this is one of the best places to visit in Wellington. Delight in some creative hot chocolates like the Whittaker’s hot chocolate while opting to chow down on an array of impressive salads, cakes and more of the finest New Zealand cuisine in town.

📍 8/64 Dixon Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

6. Bohemein Fresh Chocolates

Enjoy chocolate season this winter by heading to this place for a simple hand-crafted steaming cup of chocolate goodness. The Real Hot Chocolate Twist consists of 70% dark chocolate with a creamy texture which is guaranteed to warm your heart and send you into a realm of tranquility. To satisfy your cravings, order a side portion of tasty sweet treats.

📍 109 Featherston Street, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

7. Lashings

Warm your heart with a delicious hot chocolate from this 5-star spot. Chocolate lovers will be insanely satisfied with their chocolate mug paired with a pillow marshmallow. Be sure to try something from the baked goods range such as chocolate brownies, tiramisu, strawberry cheesecake, filled doughnuts and much more. Celiacs can take full advantage of this experience as they also cater gluten-free treats.

📍 1/31 Dixon Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

8. Nikau Café

Expect to appease your sweet tooth at this fantastic brunch place. Wonderfully, their house-made hot chocolate goes down a treat with an all-day brunch like pan-fried salmon, banana pancakes, avocado and poached eggs, and plenty more. They cater for GF, DF and vegan diets, so there is something for everyone.

📍 City Gallery Wellington, Te Ngākau Civic Square, 101 Wakefield Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

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