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8 of the best hot chocolates for Bangkok's rainy season

It's raining, it's pouring—but life is never boring with these rich and velvety hot chocolates.

By Joseph Lam | Jun 16, 2016

  • 8 of the best hot chocolates for Bangkok's rainy season

Chu (Sathorn)

Chu's American marshmallow hot chocolate

Chu has a whole page dedicated to hot chocolate, including its signature recipe made by steaming premium French chocolate and full cream milk (B130, hot). Other options include 58-percent or 70-percent dark chocolate, raspberry hot chocolate, Mexican chilli chocolate, Spanish thick chocolate, Parisian, Belgian, American marshmallow and a single origin cacao (all B150 except the single origin B160). 

Trinity Complex, Narathiwas Soi 3, 02-636-8685. Open Mon-Fri 10am-10pm; Sat-Sun 8am-10pm. BTS Chong Nonsi

2/F, Exchange Tower, 388 Sukhumvit Rd., 02-663-4554. Open Mon-Fri 7:30am-9pm; Sat-Sun 8am-9pm. BTS Asoke. fb.com/chu.bkk

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Good One Cafe's Chocotheory

Good One's Chocotheory is jam-packed with four different kinds of chocolate and then topped with white and dark chocolate shavings. This gooey hot choc comes at B120 per cup and makes for the perfect rainy day pick-me-up.
 
439/10 Narathiwas Rd., 02-235-3289. Open Mon-Thu 7am-6pm; Fri-Sun 9:30am-6pm. BTS Chong Nonsi

Cafe Tartine

Cafe Tartine's supersize hot chocolate

This French cafe rolls out a large bowl of hot chocolate for just B80 which is great for dipping cookies or pairing with their nutella cheese cake (B120).

Athenee Residence, entrance through Soi Ruamrudee, 65 Wireless Rd., 02-168-5464. Open daily 7am-8pm. BTS Phloen Chit 

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Cafe Reverie's Beast Ever Hot Chocolate

The specialty hot chocolate this Le Cordon Bleu graduate and sister whip up in their fairytale-inspired cafe in Lad Phrao is to die for (B145). Made using quality imported French chocolate which they blend themselves to determine consistency, this warm gooey cup of cocoa pairs all too well with their Peter Pandan dessert (lemongrass, coconut and traditional Thai pandan, B160)

Satri Witthaya soi 4 (Satri Witthaya), Lad Phrao, 02-932-9388. Open Tue-Sun 10:30am-9pm

Lobby Salon

Sukothai's made-to-order 16-variety hot chocolate

Sukothai's Lobby Salon rolls out a liquid chocolate buffet which includes 16 different types of chocolate including 72% Venezuelan, dark chilli, dark orange, 58-percent Belgium and 72-percent classic Swiss chocolate. The buffet also includes vanilla creme brulee, pistachio and chocolate millefeuille, mocha toffee cake and assorted pralines, coming in at a healthy B990.

Lobby Salon, The Sukhothai Bangkok, 13/3 Sathorn Rd., 02-344-8888. Every Fri-Sun 2-5pm

Wonderwall #26

Wonderwall's marshmallow-heavy hot choc

The team at Wonderwall know the first thing you want to do when you get your hot chocolate is dive right in, so that's why they serve it at just the right temperature! The in-house hot chocolate comes at just B110 loaded with whipped cream and marshmallows.

A Square, 120 Sukhumvit Soi 26, Phrom Phong., 02 108 7575. Open daily 7:30am-7:00pm. BTS Phrom Phong
 
31 Residence, 28 Sukhumvit Soi 31, Phrom Phong., 086-528-2824. Open daily 10am-7pm. MRT Sukhumvit

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Coffee No.9's French and German dark chocolate

Every evening owner Ton blends one part 80-percent French dark chocolate and one part 20-percent German dark chocolate so it's ripe and ready for the very next morning. His signature chocolate drink is available either iced or hot for just B55.

Ari Soi 1 (behind Bush by Paper Butter), Ari. Open Mon-Sat 7am-4pm. BTS Ari

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Rocket's DIY hot cacao

Rocket creates their own signature ganache popsicles using 64-percent Extra-Bitter Guayaquil Cacao which are served beside velvety steamed milk and whipped cream making the whole thing a little more fun (B150). Rumour has it the ganache popsicles will be available for purchase on their own in a Rocket near you soon, too.

149 Sathorn Soi 12, Sathorn., 02-635-0404. BTS Chong Nonsi. Open daily 7am-9pm.
 
G/F, 72 Courtyard, Sukhumvit Soi 55, Thonglor., 02-635-0404. BTS Thonglor. Open daily 7am-10pm.
 
1/F, Grease building, Piman 4, Phrom Phong., 02-662-6637. BTS Phrom Phong. Open Sun-Mon 7am-9pm; Sat-Sun 7am-11pm.
 
5/F Central Embassy, 1031 Ploenchit road., 02-160-5836. BTS Phloen Chit. Open daily 10am-10pm.

See also: Bangkok's best cafes, coffee shops and tea-houses

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