Tuesday, 26 January 2016

4 places you absolutely have to drink a hot chocolate in Newcastle

Growing up, I used to love winter. I loved when the nights started to pull in, when the woollen knits were hauled out from the back of the wardrobe, when you'd wrap yourself up in a blanket with candles flickering in the background.

Now, I've grown up... And I hate winter.

I mean really, what was 12 year old me thinking? 

Once Christmas departs, along with the , winter really sets in but fear not, there is something that can get us through this tough time, in the form of a hot, liquid based drink. Preferably accompanied with heaps of squirty cream, marshmallows and a minimum of two chocolate flakes. It's a tough time, it's a necessity.

Yep, our good old friend, the classic hot chocolate, is here to help so here are four places you absolutely have to drink a hot chocolate in the city of Newcastle...

ARLO has fast become one of my favourite places to eat and drink in Newcastle. Like super fast. Like visited once, fell in love and am now addicted. After a day of revision, a couple of my housemates and I decided to treat ourselves, and I mean really treat ourselves, to a WHAT hot chocolate. And oh boy. Ohhh boy. Accompanied with warm rocky road and chocolate brownies, as well as vast quantities of cream and marshmallows, this hot chocolate is basically a meal in itself and is without a doubt my number 1 favourite in Newcastle.
Location: 36-38 Brentwood Avenue, NE2 3DH
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2. Jam Jar
Having only previously been to Jam Jar for food and cocktails in the evening, I wasn't quite sure how the morning vibe would be. I needn't have worried though, as with the same relaxed atmosphere, plus possibly the largest hot chocolate I've ever come across (this photo doesn't even do it justice, it was literally a PINT), I was pretty damn content.
Location: 88 Osborne Road, NE2 2AP
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3. The Great British Cupcakery
When you ask someone for a recommendation of a cafe in Newcastle, a large number of people will immediately urge you to visit The Great British Cupcakery. With the cakes, as you can imagine, being to die for, and the hot chocolate pretty top notch too, it has to be on your list of places to visit in this North East city. If you need more convincing, just have a look at their instagram tag feed and thank me later for the best photos of milkshakes you will ever see. Need to consume one of them for myself, pronto.
Location:15 Queen Street, Quayside, NE1 3UG
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4. Scrumpy Willow and the Singing Kettle
After recently failing (miserably) at ice skating, the walk home would not be a happy one unless a hot chocolate pit stop was made so when we happened to stumble on this place, there was never a doubt to whether we were going in. Being a vegetarian and vegan cafe (by day, restaurant by night), there were no nasty additives, but instead, just pure cocoa with lots of cream squirted on the top, and it tasted so, so good.
Location: 89 Clayton Street, NE1, 5PZ.
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I don't know about you but I am now ready to consume all the hot chocolate created, ever.

Where have you tried your favourite hot chocolate?

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  1. Wow those are some impressive finds! The one from Jam Jar is insane!!!!! I'll have to go!

    Chloe x

    1. It really was huge! I think I only managed to drink about half of it, poor effort... X

  2. Best post ever!! I want to try Arlo and jam jar Jesmond now :)
    The milkshakes are so filling at GBC, to think I was planning on ordering a cake to go with it, haha

    Ami x

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