Winter evokes many different images; snow glistening on rooftops, nights spent by the fire. Then there is ‘winter’ in Tel Aviv. There is wind howling and tropical rain pelting down from the sky, and all you want to do is warm up with a mug of hot chocolate, a reminder of your childhood, be it topped with marshmallows or foam. Where in this city can this beloved drink be procured? The Culture Trip has listed 10 of the best places in Tel Aviv to get your hot chocolate fix.
Java is a friendly little neighborhood cafe on the corner of Jabotinsky and Ben Yehuda that has something for everyone, and hot chocolate lovers will not leave this place disappointed. Their hot chocolate has a rich cocoa flavor topped with a sweet milk foam. You could easily spend an entire rainy afternoon happily sitting there with one of these delicious hot chocolates and a good book. Java is a great place to meet up with friends for a drink and also for a laid-back Tel Aviv brunch.
When that late-night hot chocolate craving will not be denied, there is only one place to go – Benedict! Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Benedict is always ready to help fulfill any hot chocolate cravings. Here, the hot chocolate aficionado can get Tel Aviv’s traditional hot chocolate topped with a sweet milk foam. Just the thing to chase away the rainy pseudo-winter chills. Enjoy your hot chocolate with all-day-breakfast, anything from their signature runny eggs Benedict to their famed blueberry pancake stacks.
Benedict, Various locations throughout Tel Aviv and Hertzliya, 03-686-8657
So what comes to mind when anyone mentions Max Brenner? The obvious answer is chocolate! A menagerie of chocolate can be found there, so it only stands to reason that Max Brenner would excel at brewing an amazing mug of hot chocolate. Of course, that’s not enough for this famous chocolatier; they go above and beyond for the hot chocolate lover, having designed the ‘hug mug’ so you can cradle your hot chocolate in both hands, accentuating the feeling of coziness. But it doesn’t end there; customers can choose between eight different types of hot chocolate, everything from classic chocolate to Mexican spicy hot chocolate.
Max Brenner, Various locations throughout Israel, 03-560-4570