Baby It's Cold Outside: The Top 10 Cups Of Hot Chocolate To Enjoy This Winter In Manchester

Satisfy your sweet tooth and warm the soul...

Hot Chocolate

We’ve scoured the city for the most sumptuous drinking chocolates, guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth and warm the soul…

Slattery - Bury New Road

Renowned for having made the wedding cake for Manchester legends the Rooneys, Slattery is patissier to the stars. But their real claim to fame is their mouth-watering hot chocolate, served in the cafe above the shop. A liquid Belgian chocolate lined glass, filled to the brim with velvety milk and a side of chocolate dipped strawberries, certainly makes for one premiere league hot chocolate.

Cocoa Tree - Chorlton

Cocoa Tree use their sustainably sourced, all natural, home blend liquid chocolate to make a rich and oh-so-luxurious drink that has us weak at the knees.

The Christmas Markets

Yes, we know it's only October, but the thought of cupping our mittened hands around a hot drink while the frost bites at our nose has got us pining for the festive season already. We especially love the liqueur hot chocolates, a real winter warmer that’s both naughty and nice. 

Black Milk - Affleck's

Not for the faint-hearted, Black Milk’s show-stopping hot chocolates are overflowing with creamy goodness and sweet treats. The Reeses Peanut Butter molten chocolate “stacked” with a sticky chocolate fudge brownie and an eruption of cream had us in a sugar- induced coma we never wanted to end.

Stack Hot Chocolate 😲😲😲

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Have you tried the Molten Hot Chocolate stacked with one of freshly baked chocolate fudge brownies ☕️🍫

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Sugar Junction - Tib Street

We’re in love with this incredibly cute vintage tea parlour based in the Northern Quarter. Sugar Junction offer a selection of speciality hot chocolates that are just divine, all served in the loveliest china cups that have us feeling like a regular Audrey Hepburn.

Home Sweet Home

From gooey cheesy nachos to cakes good enough to make Mary Berry blush, this American-style cafe definitely knows comfort food. Boasting the dreamiest creamy hot chocolate, oozing over the edges and topped with toasted marshmallows- Home Sweet Home's is happiness in a mug.

Maybe hot chocolate just wants to be called beautiful chocolate for once in her life.

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Cocoa Cabana - Didsbury

If you ever doubted that chocolate is an art form, this Didsbury based chocolatier will have you convinced. Vegan Mayan Cocoa and White Chocolate and Raspberry are just two of the amazing flavours of hot chocolate in their repertoire. Truly decadent delights for the more sophisticated chocoholic.

The Chocolate Cafe - Ramsbottom (not to be mistaken with Longbottom, and nothing to do with Harry Potter)

For all the bona fide chocoholics who don’t mind travelling further for their chocolate fix, The Chocolate Cafe in Ramsbottom is a must. Made from layers of real melted chocolate and foamy milk, and the widest selection of flavours of all the places on our list, we’re in hot chocolate heaven!

Hot chocolate anyone? Drink in our cafe or take a jar home

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Summer is on its way. Cool down with one of our frozen hot chocolates #dessert #chocolate #Ramsbottom #icecream #summer

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Flying the flag for #teamGB #London2012

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Bonbon Chocolate Boutique - Northern Quarter

Bonbon’s notorious hot chocolate is simply melted chocolate, water and sugar, expertly blended and infused with spices to create a drink which is silky and intense. As it’s dairy-free, it's perfect for all you vegans and is as good for you as chocolate gets. Healthy chocolate you say? Bonbon Boutique where have you been all my life?

Teacup Kitchen - Thomas Street

Sometimes the simplest things in life are the best. Teacup Kitchen keeps it classic; warm and comforting, just the way we like it. Treat yourself to a hot choccy and a slice of their rainbow cake for a sweet snack that will brighten the gloomiest of days and make your insides smile.

Rich hot chocolate topped with cream - Phwaor!! #fit #treats

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Loves eating cake and baking (skilled at the former, not so great at the latter.) Discovering the vibrant city that is Manchester one burrito at a time.