As the days get shorter and the cold weather sets in, what better way to warm your cockles than with a steaming mug of hot chocolate? From the traditional marshmallow-topped variety to the more decadent dark chocolate creation, Munich has a mouthwatering selection of hot chocolates to warm your soul. We’ve scoured the city to bring you our top five. Happy drinking!
Firstly, a charming chocolaterie located in the heart of Munich’s old town, Beluga, offers a unique hot chocolate experience. A far cry from the bog-standard cup of cocoa, visitors are given a ‘chocolate-on-a-spoon’. They then stir this into their mug of hot, frothy milk themselves. Their temping selection of 32 flavors includes salted caramel, ginger and hazelnut as well as mint, amaretto and baileys. Make sure to leave room for their Belgian chocolate brownie. It’s rumored to be the best in town. Viktualienmarkt 6.
With quirky mismatched furniture, plenty of candles and a laidback atmosphere, this cozy café is the ideal spot to sip on a warming mug of hot chocolate and take refuge from the cold. From blueberry and salted almond to nutella and mixed spice, their experimental selection of hot chocolates will set your taste buds going. If you’re in the mood for something a little fruitier, they also offer a range of hot apple ciders, which are equally delicious. Reichenbachstraße 47
Götterspeise, which means ‘food of the Gods’ in German, is a must-visit for those with a sweet tooth. Marvel at the magnificent selection of chocolates, sweets, macarons and marzipans in the shop. Then, take a seat in the adjoining café and devour a homemade mug of heiße schokolade made with milk or dark chocolate. For the more health-conscious, they also serve raw chocolate drinks made with 99 percent pure cocoa. Jahnstraße 30
Although this glitzy patisserie is renowned for its luxurious pastries and elegant sweets, all visitors should factor in a hot chocolate when they stop by. Opt for the ‘French hot chocolate’ – a divine combination of thick, melted Belgian chocolate topped with whipped cream, cocoa and cinnamon – you won’t regret it! Theatinerstraße 32
Satisfy your sweet cravings at this quaint little café in the stylish district of Maxvorstadt. With pale pink walls, chandeliers and bunting adorning the walls, this is the perfect place to while away the hours with an indulgent cup of cocoa in hand. They have cinnamon, gingerbread and white chocolate variations on the menu that are well worth a try. Schleißheimer Str. 13
Check these places out and let us know which is your favorite. Also, if you discover your own favorite spot for hot chocolate in Munich, leave a comment below!