The best hot chocolates in Auckland

Discover Auckland's best hot chocolates year-round with our ultimate guide! From rich, velvety classics to more creative cups, there's plenty to choose from.

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    Discover Auckland
  • Last updated

    Jul 2024
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    4 mins

Aucklanders love their flat whites and Sunday morning brunch, so it should come as no surprise that there are great hot chocolates across the region. Check out our top hot chocolate recommendations in our ultimate Auckland hot chocolate guide.

Cocoa Wilds

Cocoa Wilds' toasted marshmallow hot chocolate has become a viral sensation on social media, and since launching the drink in early April, the city centre chocolatier has seen queues out the door! So, what's the secret?

Well, it tastes even better than it looks. The handcrafted luxury beverage is made with either 33%, 53% or 70% chocolate, topped with melting marshmallow, and can be customised to be dairy-free and vegetarian. Head to O'Connell Street to see what all the hype is about!

Honest Chocolat 

Honest-chocolat.pngCraving something extra special with your hot chocolate? Look no further than Honest Chocolat, nestled in the bustling Commercial Bay. This hidden gem offers not only an array of chocolate treats but also their renowned hot chocolate served in an edible cup.

The hot chocolate is rich and smooth and the edible cookie cup offers that bit of crunch. But be careful, be sure to finish your hot chocolate before taking a nibble.

Elisabeth's Chef 


Nestled in the cool inner suburb of Kingsland, Elisabeth’s Chef is the perfect spot for hot chocolate lovers. Whether you’re catching up with friends or having a romantic date night, this snug little spot has a few tables in the back room where you can chat and pass the time whilst sipping on one of their decedent hot chocolates which include melted chocolate.

If you have a sweet tooth, the S’mores hot chocolate comes with a giant toasted marshmallow on top. For those of you who enjoy it a little less sweet, the dark chocolate option is perfect for you. Either way you get to enjoy a thick chocolatey drink topped with chocolate shavings.

The Shelf 

Located in the heart of Auckland CBD, step into this inviting café, where the aroma of freshly brewed coffee mingles with the sweet scent of chocolate. The Shelf offers a Special Hot Chocolate experience unlike any other. Choose from milk or white chocolate variations, each served with a Whittaker's chocolate bar as a stirrer!

Pair your rich and creamy hot chocolate with breakfast, all day long, we won't judge you. The Shelf's all day breakfast menu offers dishes like Belgian Waffles and Kimchi BBQ Pork Belly with Scrambled eggs.



Indulge in the ultimate hot chocolate experience at Miann Chocolate Factory. As experts of bean-to-bar chocolate, Miann ensures each sip of their hot chocolate is a journey. Made from their premium craft chocolate, sourced directly from small farmers worldwide, Miann's artisanal hot chocolate is rich, velvety, and unforgettable.

From classic flavours to innovative twists, Miann's hot chocolate menu offers something for everyone. Always innovating, they offer a variety of novelty flavours and have even been known to serve Table Top S’mores alongside their premium hot chocolate.



Three little words: Hot Chocolate Pie. This unique hot chocolate is served in a biscuit pie cup—yes, you read that right. And that's not all; the cup's rim is dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with additional toppings. This is an indulgence not to be missed.

Checking out this top hot chocolate spot with someone who prefers their hot drinks with a caffeine kick? Choose to have your usual coffee order in one of the biscuit pie cups.

Chocolate Boutique

If you're seeking decadent hot chocolate with plenty of options, then Chocolate Boutique is the place to go. Located in the historic Parnell Village, this cosy hot chocolate café offers a range of choices. From traditional to thick hot chocolate topped with whipped cream (with different cream flavours available), there's something for everyone.

If you'd prefer not to overindulge but still want to savour those hot chocolate vibes, opt for the chocolate shot – a single shot of drinking chocolate with a side of liquid cream.

Winona Forever 

A popular brunch spot, Winona Forever is in the inner suburb of Parnell. You may come here for the hot chocolate but once you see their delicious cabinet food you may not be able to resist. At Winona Forever, you'll find three variations of their Special Hot Chocolate: dark chocolate, white chocolate and coconut, and peanut butter.

Their unique presentation stands out – hot chocolate served deconstructed. Your chocolate of choice comes on a stirrer stick alongside perfectly steamed milk and a homemade fluffy marshmallow allowing you to combine your ingredients to your preference. 

Written by Discover Auckland

Last updated 03 Jul 2024

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