Best for hot chocolate in Edinburgh

Best for hot chocolate in Edinburgh

The Chocolate Tree

Get your hot chocolate hug in style at these chocoholic havens across the city


Whatever the accompaniment (waffle, churros, ice-cream…), whatever the occasion (it's cold, you've got a broken heart), get your hot chocolate hug in style – even better when it's made with organic, pure origin cacao so you feel slightly less guilty.

36 Queensferry Street, New Town, EH2 4QS
West End ice-cream parlour with a wide selection of artisan ice-creams plus Valrhona hot chocolate. | read our review of Affogato

16 Henderson Street, West End, EH6 6BS
Enjoy Alpine log cabin vibes and try the highly recommended shot of intense hot chocolate topped with cream. | read our review of Alplings

Burr & Co
20 George Street, New Town, EH2 2PB
This continental-style café provides informal yet classy breakfast, lunch and coffee options plus well-balanced hot chocolate. | read our review of Burr & Co

The Chocolate Tree
123 Bruntsfield Place, West End EH10 4EQ
This ethical chocolatier's thick, indulgent chocolate shot with churros is the absolute bomb. | read our review of The Chocolate Tree

Coro Chocolate Café
13 Frederick Street, New Town, EH2 2EY; 5 Howard Street, Bonnington, EH3 5JP
Truly chocolatey hot chocolate, plus waffles, crêpes and sweet fondues in Frederick or Howard Street. | read our review of Coro Chocolate Café

Mary's Milk Bar
19 Grassmarket, Old Town, EH1 2HS
When it's too cold for ice-cream (apparently that can happen sometimes?) warm up with a delicious hot chocolate here. | read our review of Mary's Milk Bar

Eating & Drinking Guide 2017/18

Eating & Drinking Guide 2017/18

24th Edition published April 2017. Widely recognised as the most reliable, comprehensive and authoritative guide to eating out in more than 950+ restaurants, bistros, cafes and bars in Glasgow and Edinburgh.