The best way to stay warm, and dry, during a west coast winter? Well, besides the layers … and it really is all about layering … we recommend lots of hot chocolate. And there’s nothing better on a chilly or rainy day than a soul-warming mug of creamy, rich hot chocolatey goodness. When you’re out exploring, stop by one of these Surrey cafes for a tasty treat for a quick warm-up before your next Surrey adventure.
#106-15331 16th Avenue
From January 15 to February 14, Everbean Cafe in South Surrey is participating in Hot Chocolate Vancouver, Metro Vancouver’s annual Hot Chocolate Festival. Everbean takes their hot chocolate, and the festival, very seriously and as such, they are offering 2 completely unique and decadent hot chocolates:
Into the Woods – Made with Valrhona Chocolate’s plant-based Yuzu Inspiration, Ranger Teacrafter’s respectfully gathered Douglas Fir tips and a dash of matcha, this fragrant hot chocolate brings forth an umami mouthfeel and lively citrus notes of yuzu and evergreen fir sap. Served with a re-imagined granola bar that brings to mind Hansel and Gretel’s venture into the woods while leaving a trail of “bread crumbs”.Available: January 15 – 30, 2022
Eye of the Tiger –Celebrate the Lunar New Year – the year of the tiger – with Everbean’s turmeric butterscotch hot chocolate. House-made vegan turmeric butterscotch sauce crafted using Blume Turmeric Blend, combined with vegan dark chocolate sauce and steamed milk. The drink is topped off with an extra drizzle of gold (turmeric butterscotch) and black (dark chocolate) sauces to bring to mind tiger stripes. On the side is a vegan stuffed cookie made with Bonus Bakery cookie dough and filled with our turmeric butterscotch sauce, then topped with dark chocolate chunk. Garnished with edible gold lustre dust and Maldon salt. Available: February 1 – 14, 2022
1558 Johnston Road, White Rock
White Rock’s Chez Christophe is also participating in Hot Chocolate Vancouver and have 2 decadent hot chocolates on offer, in addition to their always amazing house hot chocolate!
Breakfast Date – A 35% Zephyr Caramel chocolate combined with Greek vanilla yogurt, date puree and whole milk, then topped with whipped cream and Chez Christophe’s house-made granola. Paired with a spiced, Chai Date creme brûlée Danish. Available January 15 – 28, 2022
Chocomon Milk Chocolate – Smooth and creamy, this 38% milk chocolate is merged with 41% Alunga milk chocolate enhanced with a hint of Fleur de Sel French sea salt, then topped with cocoa powder. Paired with a dome-shaped, 29% Blanc Satin hollow chocolate filled with colourful house-made mini marshmallows. Available January 29 – February 11, 2022
#108, 19140 28 Avenue | South Surrey
Spent Grounds makes their hot chocolate with Zimt Chocolates using your choice of milk alternative for a delicious cup of plant-based hot chocolatey goodness. Take it to the next level and top it off with a vegan, plant-based marshmallow.
West Village Cafe
#160, 5620 152 Street | Newton
Creamy, chocolatey hot chocolate topped with all the whipped cream, and perhaps a splash of Baileys for the adult customers!
100 – 2950 King George Blvd | South Surrey
For those who just have to have their coffee, Kaffina Coffee offers a Salted Caramel Mocha with creamy chocolate, whipped cream, caramel drizzle, and a sprinkle of Himalayan pink salt. And if it’s straight hot chocolate you’re after, consider upgrading your drink to use 75% Thomas Haas cocoa.
3388 Rosemary Heights Crescent | South Surrey
Enjoy a mug of Indigo Cafe’s secret recipe hot chocolate! Creamy and chocolatey, we don’t know exactly what’s in it, but we do know that it’s delicious.
Waves Coffee House – City Point
105-10777 University Drive | North Surrey
The folks at Waves will customize your hot chocolate just the way you like it! Choose from milk, dark or white chocolate, which is melted just for you and then added to milk steamed to a creamy smooth texture and topped with whipped cream.
Sip N Snack Coffee Shop
#5, 5723 176 Street | Cloverdale
Warm-up with a cup of traditional hot chocolate from this adorable Cloverdale coffee shop. Made with a stone-ground, all-natural chocolate blend, using organic evaporated cane juice as a sweetener, it’s the perfect accompaniment to one of their super delicious donuts! And watch for their Valentines hot chocolate special to hit the menu soon. It’s a bright and dreamy blend of raspberry and chocolate.
#110, 6820 188 Street | Cloverdale
For next-level hot chocolate, top your Leonadis Belgian hot chocolate with a Leonidas chocolate pyramid. Pyramid-shaped chocolates, in four flavours, are filled with truffle centre and covered with a very thin layer of chocolate, perfect for melting into a delicious cup of heart-warming chocolate milk.
Mink Chocolates & Cafe
The Shops at Morgan Crossing, #110, 15775 Croydon Drive | South Surrey
For the ultimate hot chocolate experience, check out Mink’s Drinking Chocolate. Thick, rich and ultra-luxurious, this is hot chocolate on a whole other level! If that’s a little too rich for your taste, their traditional hot chocolate is served using pure, fresh chocolate ganache. And you can buy jars of their chocolate ganache to take home and brew yourself.