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Hot Chocolate at Serendipity 3, New York, USA

I’ve heard of Serendipity and its reputation. I’m not sure from where, I’m thinking it has been referenced in many an American romantic comedy. I imagine I’ve seen scenes where a couple had a first date there or two girlfriends met to discuss their boy troubles. As I walked up I was preparing myself for one thing; sweet. I expected everything about Serendipity 3, the smell, the atmosphere, the people and of course the hot chocolate, to be over the top, possibly unappetizingly sweet.

At first I couldn’t find it. Turns out it is on a street obviously known for selling […]

October 5th, 2015|New York, New York City, NORTH AMERICA, USA|
  • Hot Chocolate at Cocoa Bar NYC

An Unlikely Jewel – Hot Chocolate at Cocoa Bar, New York, USA

New York is this fantastic mix of all sorts of things, things that are not usually seen together, all blended up together. A woman wearing designer clothes walking down a street covered in garbage and graffiti. A trendy new restaurant located right next to an old soup kitchen. Busy streets filled with angry taxis right next to surprisingly large and numerous park spaces filled with toddlers playing, young guys playing basket ball, and grandparents chatting on park benches. You quickly pass from a street where the apartments have doormen and they are all hosing down the street and sprucing up […]

September 28th, 2015|New York, New York City, NORTH AMERICA, USA|
  • Hot Chocolate at Patika, Austin, Texas, USA

Hot Chocolate at Patika, Austin, USA

We almost drove past Patika as it’s incredibly easy to miss. But others haven’t missed it, and today the parking lot and inside were both packed (they also have an outside terrace but its 40degrees Celsius outside…empty). The front part seems to be not just where the coffee is ordered and made, but where people who come with friends and family stay and chat. This is a pretty small space but it is gorgeous. Very minimalistic, clean lines, interesting accents and lots of fantastic light makes it the kind of place I’d love to spend the day…maybe even live in. […]

September 25th, 2015|Houston, Texas, USA|
  • Lunch in Austin and a hot chocolate at Cafe Elizabeth, Austin, Texas, USA

Lunch in Austin – Hot Chocolate at Café Elizabeth, Austin, USA

Our Saturday started like this. “What do you want to do today”? My answer “ go to Paris”. “I was thinking of something a bit closer”. “Mexico City?” “Closer?” “How about Austin?” “Hmmmm ….. ok.” And so we did. We drove 2.5h just to go to Austin for lunch.

You may say, why would you choose to drive that long just to get to Austin for lunch? The reality is that we would have easily spent more time than that driving around Houston getting errands done (Houston is a 100% car based city), so this way rather than fighting traffic we […]

September 22nd, 2015|Austin, NORTH AMERICA, Texas, USA|
  • Hot Chocolate at Thyme and Again, Ottawa, Canada

Hot Chocolate at Thyme and Again, Ottawa, Canada

I love those moments where you discover something new in your home city. We were just walking along Wellington street, which is filled with small, independent stores, all very interesting. In reality we had come to try out another hot chocolate, the one at Macaroons and Madeleines, but they informed us that they only serve hot chocolate in the winter. So we decided to take a walk around and I’m glad we did. As we wandered down Wellington street, there was a general smell of cinnamon buns in the air because of all of the bakeries in the area, and […]

September 15th, 2015|Canada, Ottawa|
  • Hot Chocolate at L.A. Burdick, New York, USA

The Foodie Flatiron District and a Hot Chocolate at L.A. Burdick, New York City, USA

I once saw a woman tell someone their fortune by looking at the position of tea leaves in an empty cup of tea. The apparently haphazard placement of the pieces of leaves in her opinion was not haphazard at all but placed there by fate and the position of these leaves could clearly tell an expertly trained eye what you could expect in your life. I started my morning at L.A. Burdick with a pain au chocolate that was crispy and light and generously filled with (I am assuming their) dark unsweetened chocolate. The crispy bits from the top of […]

September 9th, 2015|New York, New York City, NORTH AMERICA, USA|
  • Hot Chocolate at Oro Bakery, NYC, USA

Hot Chocolate at Oro Bakery, Little Italy, New York City, USA

If I were to open a restaurant I would open one that was a space where locals and visitors could come. During the day it would be a bakery offering freshly baked breads and desserts, a range of coffees and teas and of course a very nice, easy to drink hot chocolate. Breakfast would be available all day, created using locally sourced produce from small scale quality producers, as would a range of other food options. In the evening the lights would be dimmed, candles would be lit and the wine glasses could come out offering a range of reds, […]

September 2nd, 2015|New York, New York City, NORTH AMERICA, USA|
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