It’s that time of year when hot chocolates are THE drink of choice. It’s starting to get colder outside and it’s tempting to grab a coffee to go, or cosy up in a warm cafe and enjoy a hot beverage. As Christmas is fast approaching you can find all sorts of festive flavours in the cafes from mint, to orange and gingerbread.

Try somewhere new this winter season and hunt down some of the best hot chocolates in Cornwall. Most of our favourite spots have a pretty awesome view too, or a great coastal walk nearby.

Here’s some of the top spots for a hot chocolate in Cornwall…

Brewhouse Cafe, St Ives

If your looking for a hot chocolate with a view then you’ve found one here! This great cafe is attached to St Ives Brewery and offers marvellous views down over the whole of St. Ives. Whether its sunny or rainy you can perch on the sofa and take in the views whilst enjoying a tasty cake and hot chocolate.

The Watering Hole, Perranporth

Right on the beach, here you can get your feet sandy whilst warming your hands around a marshmallow topped hot chocolate. Perranporth beach is a great place to sit and watch the winter weather and waves hit the coast, so wrap up warm and embrace it.

the watering hole hot chocolate

(image by The Watering Hole)

Gylly Beach Cafe, Falmouth

Found on Falmouth’s Gyllyngvase Beach this cafe is a favourite spot of many locals. Falmouth offers some great places to visit throughout the year, and some great Christmas events! Grab your coat and scarves and explore the beaches and coast around Falmouth, but make sure you stop for a hot chocolate here after!

Sandbar, Praa Sands

Praa Sands beach is a wonderful place to explore on a cold winters day, with a long sandy beach to blow the cobwebs away. The Sandbar is perfectly perched so that you can watch the surfers from the comfort of a warm cosy spot and sip away on a delightful hot chocolate.

The Sorting Office, St Agnes

Why wouldn’t you want a chunk of chocolate stirred into a cup of steaming milk making one of the tastiest hot chocolates around. You can choose either milk or dark chocolate for those with a preference, and teamed with a slice of cake, you’ll be sorted all afternoon!

the sorting office hot chocolate

(image by The Sorting Office)

Poldhu Beach Cafe

With so many different flavours to choose from here it really is a must-visit spot. Down on The Lizard, Poldhu Cove has the making of wonderful coastal walks, either beginning or ending with a hot chocolate. Don’t miss out on the Christmas flavours…

best hot chocolates in cornwall poldhu beach cafe

(image by Poldhu Beach cafe)

The Beach Hut, Watergate Bay

This is the place to go for an extreme hot chocolate. These hot chocolates will make others envious. So make sure you’re ready to enjoy one of the best hot chocolates in Cornwall.

the beach hut hot chocolate

(image by The Beach Hut)

Cbay, Crantock

With amazing views across Crantock Beach towards Newquay’s Pentire Headland the Cbay is perfectly located to sit and watch the stormy winter swells. Order a hot chocolate and just gaze out to sea!

Here’s where to find the best hot chocolates in Cornwall…

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