The Greater Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival is coming in hot for 2024 with 105 cafes featuring a whopping 162 flavours, including 2 flavours each from White Rock and South Surrey’s Chez Christophe and Everbean Cafe. But, if sticking close to home is on your agenda for the next month or so and you don’t think you’re going to get to the other 103 cafes, why not do your own hot chocolate “festival” and taste test the chocolatey goodness on offer from a few of White Rock’s coffee shops.
1558 Johnston Road
White Rock’s Chez Christophe, home to all things chocolate and pastry, is participating in Hot Chocolate Vancouver and has 2 decadent hot chocolates on offer, in addition to their always amazing house hot chocolate!
Cereal-ously Awesome Cinnamon Toast Crunch – A 41% milk chocolate infused with cinnamon and topped with house-made cereal whipped cream. Paired with a large house-made French toast dragée. Available January 13 – 27, 2024
Dragon Ball Z – A 70% dark chocolate combined with Fleur de Sel topped with house-made whipped cream. Paired with a chocolate Dragon Ball filled with Nanaimo bar filling. Available January 30 – February 10, 2024
#106-15331 16th Avenue
Just up the road, South Surrey’s Everbean Cafe, known for its unique flavours and homemade coffee syrups, is also participating in the hot chocolate festival. They are offering 2 decadent hot chocolates during the festival:
Candied Sweet Potato Hot Chocolate – A comforting hot chocolate made with milk chocolate, candied sweet potato puree, coconut cream, brown sugar, molasses, warm spices and steamed oat milk. Topped with brown sugar oat streusel and mini marshmallows. Served with an almond financier, an extra buttery version of the traditional French almond cake. Available January 13 – 31, 2024
Cereal Milk Hot Chocolate – A nostalgic hot chocolate concoction made with milk chocolate and toasted cornflake cereal milk. It’s sweet, and creamy and borrows the best of what you remember from those best last sips of your childhood cereal bowl. Served with a cornflake and peanut butter crispy cookie, think rice crispies square but with cornflakes. Available: February 1 – 14, 2024
1237 Johnston Road
An explosion of flavour, the hot chocolate at Islands Cafe is called “Chocolate Lava” – a treat of smooth chocolate, steamed milk, all the whipped cream and chocolate drizzle.
Lauras Coffee Corner
15259 Pacific Avenue
You can add any flavour you like to the hot chocolate at Laura’s Coffee Corner, but the Brown Butter Toffee syrup will turn a great hot chocolate into an amazing hot chocolate!
14971 Marine Drive
The Chocolate Lovers Latte at Crazy Cows takes hot chocolate to the next level. White and dark chocolate chips are melted into espresso with steamed milk and a hint of molasses, then topped with vanilla-infused whipped cream and white and dark chocolate flakes.
Grounds and Greens
1369 Johnston Road
You can still enjoy hot chocolate while living a plant-based life, and the folks at Grounds and Greens can hook you up. Enjoy their ridiculously rich hot chocolate made with Zimt Chocolates certified organic drinking chocolate and oat milk. And if you love it, and we know you will, you can take home packages of the drinking chocolate to make at home.
14963 Marine Drive
White Rock’s newest stop on Marine Drive is Ricardo’s and while ice cream, coffee and bubble tea are the stars of the menu, their dreamy, creamy hot chocolate is not to be dismissed! Topped with mini marshmallows and a dusting of cocoa, it’s guaranteed to warm hearts and souls.