5 great places to warm up with a hot chocolate in Norwich this winter

A photo of a Hot Chocolate. Picture: Nick Butcher

A photo of a Hot Chocolate. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Archant © 2011

As the days get colder, there's nothing quite like treating yourself to a hot drink to chase away the chill. Here's a look at just a few of the places serving brilliant beverages in the city:


• Aroma, 5 Upper King Street

A cafe bar that prides itself on specialising in coffee and cocktails might not be the first place you'd think of when hunting down a decadent hot chocolate, but don't count out Aroma too soon. Whether you're after a traditional hot chocolate, a hot chocolate cocktail or something else entirely, there's every chance they can whip it up for you here.


• Strangers Coffee House, 21 Pottergate

Established in 2009, Strangers coffee have spent years perfecting their work, winning-awards for their speciality coffees, so it's safe to say they know how to make a good hot drink.


• Expresso Cafe & Catering, 12 St George's Street

This independent cafe in the city centre offers a range of daily specials made using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, from cakes and grilled ciabattas to super salads and soup. When it comes to drinks, visit here to warm yourself up with a marshmallow and Maltesers hot chocolate, which tastes as good as it looks.


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• Pandora's Kitchen, 67 London Street

If you're after a hot chocolate with all the trimmings, Pandora's is the place to be. Their latest speciality hot chocolate menu is yet to be released, but is bound to be a winter winner. Previous flavours here have included rocky road, Milky Bar and Creme Egg.


• Frank's Bar, 19 Bedford Street

From the moment you walk into Frank's Bar you'll be met with a sense of calm. This chilled out spot in central Norwich offers a bit of everything, including music and movies. As an added bonus, the cafe-bar also offers soya and vegan drink options, so don't let dietary restrictions hold you back.

• Where's your favourite place to go for a hot drink in Norwich?