It’s the time of year when cafes revamp their menu and create festive frothy drinks to get us in the Christmas spirit. We’ve searched the North East and created a list of the most stylish cafes you need to visit this winter to get a hot chocolate.
Chapters Tea Rooms, Durham
Situated near both Durham Cathedral and the River Wear that runs through Durham, Chapters Tea Room is in an idilic spot. On the specials menu this winter, they have created their very own hot chocolate flavours; Oreo flavour for the chocolate lovers, and pumpkin spiced flavour for a more traditional taste. Both are delicious, but we recommend the gingerbread flavour, it’s guarenteed to be a homely delight. Whether you’re looking for a place to go with friends, or a place to relax with a good book this Winter, Chapters Tea Rooms will not disappoint you.
Mog on the Tyne, Newcastle
Newcastle’s first cat café has made the stylish list because there’s hot chocolate, cakes and cats all in the same location; you couldn’t ask for much more! You can enjoy the cafes beautifully decorated hot chocolate whilst petting the friendly felines that live there. Cat cafes are becoming increasingly popular worldwide and as this is the first of its kind in the North East, it definitely makes the stylish list.
You can find this cafe in four different locations; Tynemouth, Wallsend, Cullercoats and North Shields. Every cafe in this North East based chain has beautiful and comfy decor, and the Tynemouth location has the addition of fantastic views of Tynemouth Priory and the beach. Getting into the Christmas spirit, Mister Woods has introduced winter syrups which are added to hot chocolate, these include mint, pumpkin and apple pie. Their speciality winter warmer drinks include chestnut mocha, toffee hot chocolate and pumpkin spiced latte.
The Great British Cupcakery, Newcastle
If you have a sweet tooth, you need to go here! Located near Newcastle Quayside, The Great British Cupcakery, which opened its doors just last month, does not do small portions. Order a hot chocolate and you’re faced with a heavenly pile of whipped cream and marshmallows on top. The smooth hot chocolate is rich in flavour and you will not go away feeling hungry.
Crusoes, Longsands Beach
Crusoes has made the most stylish list because of its location. You can find this cafe on Longsands beach in Tynemouth where you can relax with a deluxe hot chocolate. Take a seat in the window of Crusoes ship-style interior, or sit outside on the beach and look out at the thousands of miles of water ahead of you. This peaceful hot chocolate location is perfect for those days when you want to relax, so bring your book, magazine and notepad and sit for hours in this wonderful cafe.