February is chocolate month and the bonus is you can enjoy it without the added guilt. Whether you’re a drinks enthusiast or just a chocolate addict who loves indulging in the sweeter side of life, these restaurants have something for everyone.
Chocolate gelato milkshake
On a hot summer’s day there’s nothing quite as wonderful as an ice-cold milkshake. A milkshake made with incredible Italian chocolate gelato? Even better! Bicccs offers all of its gelato as milkshakes, and chocolate trumps vanilla any day. You’ll feel like you just hopped off your Vespa after enjoying this.
Hot Choc Martini
Treat yourself to some chocolate-infused cocktails at Company Social Brasserie and try the Hot Choc Martini. This craft cocktail consists of vanilla vodka, Amaretto Disaronno and Nachtmusik mixed with dark chocolate and cinnamon.
Lindt mocha latte
Not only is the chic, tranquil atmosphere at Tashas chocolate for the soul, you can also spoil your taste buds with a masterfully made latte. This drink consists of condensed milk, chocolate, a shot of espresso, hot milk and Lindt chocolate. Indulge in some chocolate therapy in between your retail therapy and stop by Tashas in Brooklyn Design Square for your fix.
Real dark hot chocolate
When the craving is really bad it is time to double up and get yourself some of the good stuff. Ginger and Fig’s much-raved-about hot chocolate is a must-try. Swing by on a rainy day and enjoy the comforting, smooth hot chocolate with dark chocolate, cream and frothed milk. This is perfect for the satisfying odd chocolate craving without leaving you with an uncomfortable sugar high.
Taste for yourself:
Waterkloof Heights, 012 346 3203
Moreleta Park, 073 943 7023
012 348 1241
012 460 2951
012 362 5926
Words: Rita-Mari Ludike