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Hot Chocolate at Bill’s, Cambridge, United Kingdom

When I first walked by Bill’s I was in awe. I absolutely love how they have transformed the space into a colourful festival of food. The walls are covered in shelves featuring all of Bill’s products, everything from Elderflower Cordiale, Beer, jars of thick English honey and pink champagne truffles. [...]

July 25th, 2012|

Hot Chocolate at Benets, Cambridge, United Kingdom

It is tough to review Benets because it is one of my locals. A week was never complete without at least one hot chocolate at Benets. Saturday and Sunday never started before spending at least 30 minutes sitting on the terrace outside, sipping my hot chocolate while watching Cambridge walk [...]

April 27th, 2012|

Henley on Thames


Hot Chocolate at Yumchaa, London, United Kingdom

Yumchaa is huge by London standards. It is big and airy and beautiful. That is why we originally walked through the doors. In fact we had no idea what they sold when we first decided to walk in. The counter is at the very far end of the space and [...]

February 26th, 2014|

Hot Chocolate at Said, London, United Kingdom

We stumbled across SAID the other night on a walk through Soho. It was cold and damp and SAID was a bit like a beacon, calling out to us to walk in and sit down and be taken care of. It worked. Without even planning to stop, we somehow found [...]

January 20th, 2014|

Hot Chocolate at Scandinavian Kitchen, London, UK

Trying to find a spot for lunch in Fitsrovia in London that has space for strollers is a challenge. Somehow today luck was on our side and we managed to find space at the extremely busy and very popular Scandinavian Kitchen.   Thanks to Bronte (a Dane) and Jonas (a Swede), [...]

December 10th, 2013|

Hot Chocolate at Upsy Daisy Bakery, London, UK

My hairdresser in London recently opened a new business in Hammersmith. Regardless of where I live in the world, I always take advantage when I’m in London to come back to her to get my hair cut. She just does it best. But it also gives me a chance each [...]

August 1st, 2012|

Hot Chocolate at Caffe Caldesi, London, United Kingdom

Caffe Caldesi is found on a cute little street right off Marylebone High Street in the heart of London. In the evenings it is completely full. Caldesi is a Michelin recommended restaurant that focuses on good, simple, authentic Italian food. Each of the tables in the café have a small [...]

June 8th, 2012|

Hot Chocolate at Konditor and Cook, London, United Kingdom

Konditor and Cook is right at the intersection of Soho and Chinatown, surrounded by Theatres showing the latest musicals. It is located in a Curzon movie theatre which shows fascinating movies from around the world. It is rainy and miserable outside but the bakery/café is bright and colourful and instantly [...]

June 6th, 2012|

Hot Chocolate at Verde & Co, London, United Kingdom

Verde & Co is a beautiful find, right across the street from Spitafield’s market. The store is tiny but sells a whole range of produce, jams, pasta, olives and olive oils and freshly made sandwiches and quiches for the lunch crowd. There is space for 4 people to sit inside [...]

June 4th, 2012|

Hot Chocolate at Rabot Estate, London, United Kingdom

After doing my shopping at Borough Market, the most beautiful market for all things food related in London, I stopped at Rabot Estate for a hot chocolate. Rabot Estate is owned by the owners of Hotel Chocolate, a chain of chocolate stores found around the city. The Rabot estate itself [...]

May 29th, 2012|

Hot Chocolate at Flatplanet, London, United Kingdom

Flatplanet has a range of flats made with organic English spelt flour from Sharpham Park farm in the West Country. The flats look so good, tomato sauce, chill, aubergines, with names such as El Diablo and Balearic Breakfast. If it wasn't 7am I would have ordered one. I loved the [...]

April 20th, 2012|

Hot Chocolate at Princi, London, United Kingdom

When I think about my favourite hot chocolates, the one at Princi always comes to mind. Several times a week I used to go into this busy Italian bakery/coffee shop and if I could find a place to sit (never easy) I’d order myself one. It is chocolaty, gooey and [...]

April 18th, 2012|

Hot Chocolate at Lola & Simon, London, United Kingdom

I wasn’t going to stop for a hot chocolate this morning but when I passed by Lola & Simon I just had to go in. Only a few blocks from Stamford Brook Tube station in London, this restaurant/brunch/coffee spot advertises itself as serving Argentinean and New Zealand Cuisine. What a [...]

April 16th, 2012|

Hot Chocolate at Tapas Brindisa, London, United Kingdom

Saturdays in London are when Borough market comes alive. Dozens of stalls open up selling a range of products. A fish stall sells not only a wide range of seafood, but also hot bowls of fish soup. Several stalls have long lineups of people waiting to buy burgers and wraps. [...]

April 11th, 2012|


Hot Chocolate at Curiositea, Warwick, United Kingdom

The chances of any of you ending up on the campus of the University of Warwick are probably quite slim unless you are a student. But here, in the middle of campus lies a magical little café with a fantastic name…Curiositea. I am jealous of the students who get to [...]

May 25th, 2012|