Nothing gets you in the festive Christmas spirit like a steaming cup of Hot Chocolate with tiny marshmallows floating on top. Or if you are not that fond of Hot Chocolate (which I find extremely hard to believe), there are always other equally decadent beverages and sinfully indulgent desserts that are sure to get you through the frosty days of winters. So while you have been busy making your Christmas Shopping list we have been scouting the coziest bakeries and cafes in Delhi NCR that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit and embrace all things merry & bright.
Warm and welcoming, Elma’s Bakery is the perfect spot to relish some high-quality and delicious sweet treats. Their ever-popular Red Velvet Cake is simply divine, and so is their indulgent chocolate banana and candied walnut crepe. The waffles are also fresh off the griddle and options such as raspberry and cream and the lemon poppy seed will just knock your socks off. They make their batch of Marshmallows and you know hot chocolate is extra special when you get fresh-made delicious marshmallows on top of it.
Must-haves: Elma's Hot Chocolate, French Press Coffee, Fresh off the griddle Waffles, and Chocolate Banana Crepe topped with Candied Walnuts.
Cost for two: ₹ 2100
If you have a thing for cute cafes where you can hang out with bae while sipping on your cuppa of piping hot cappuccino and indulging in some light banter, then this is just the place for you. Di Ghent Cafe has an extensive menu for breakfast and lunch. But what steals the show here is their great range of coffees that taste wonderful paired with their delicious 'Vanilla Shortbread Cookies'.
Must-haves: Anandini Himalaya Tea, Belgian Hot Chocolate Waffles, Cocoa Mocha Coffee, and Vanilla Shortbread Cookies.
Cost for two: ₹ 1200
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This quaint cafe in Uday Park is known for dishing out some great freshly- brewed coffee and the most decadent hot chocolate variations. Besides their hot beverages, they also serve a great selection of sandwiches, pasta, pancakes, cold coffee, and other delish preparations. The staff here is friendly and the pricing is quite decent.
Must-haves: Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate, Granola Nut Hot Chocolate. Cocoa Brew Belgian Cold Chocolate, Caramel Latte, and Classic Bond Hot Chocolate.
Cost for two: 400
Smoke House Deli is known for its amazing food and signature Hot Chocolate and coffee-based beverages that are nothing short of pure decadence in a cup. Their boozy hot chocolate concoction with gooey marshmallows on top is just the drink you should be tripping on this winter. This creamy frothy blend of chocolate spiked with baileys is indeed a testament to their culinary expertise and a sure-shot way to get you in the Christmas Spirit.
Must-haves: Brazil Bourbon Coffee, Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee, Egyptian Chamomile Tea, and Classic Hot Chocolate.
Cost for two: ₹ 1950
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This cozy eatery serving the best of French confectionery items, artisanal bread, savory bites, and all the modern-day delights of a Café should be your go-to place when you are in the mood to savor delightful Christmas goodies. From Vanilla Custard & Milk Chocolate Eclairs to Baileys & Banana Cheesecake, this bakery is a paradise for all dessert lovers. They even stock fresh-baked ginger-flavored cookies, muffins and an array of other sinfully indulgent winter-centric treats during Christmas time that are sure to spoil you for choice.
Must-haves: Monty Cristo Brownies, Salted Caramel Macaron, Venetian Tiramisu, Hot Chocolate, and Lemon Meringue Tart.
Cost for two: ₹ 800
Paul is a French bakery chain known for its pastries, breakfast, and amazing hot beverages. They specialize in serving French products including bread, crêpes, sandwiches, macarons, soups, cakes, coffee, along with a selection of other great baked goods.
Must-haves: Hot Chocolate, Raisin Danish Roll, Apple Turnover, Croque Madame, and Bircher Muesli.
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
House of gourmet French French baked delicacies, Honey & Dough's menu is filled to the brim with an artisanal variety of heavenly desserts, baked goods and great beverages. This family-owned patisserie has a Global bakery concept with delectable delicacies inspired from around the World. From ambrosial desserts to appetizing savories, this cute bakery cafe serves it all.
Must-haves: Nutella Hot Chocolate, Dessert Jars, Macaroons, Drunken Chocolate Tart, Croissant, Muffins, and Caramel Latte.
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
It feels like Christmas all year round at this absolute haven for chocolate lovers. ChokoLa offers a sumptuous selection of premium chocolates, hot chocolate drinks, fresh baked goods, desserts, snacks, and a variety of hot and cold beverages. If you’re a fan of Hot Chocolate, you'll get a mind-boggling variety of flavors like classic milk hot chocolate, hazelnut, or coffee hot chocolate, with the added option of marshmallows.
Must Haves: Signature Hot Chocolate, Almond Croissant, Chocolate Hampers, and Belgian Truffle Pastry.
Cost for two: ₹ 700
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World-renowned French pâtisserie Ladurée’s first Indian outpost in Khan Market is definitely the place to be to enjoy an authentic Parisian Christmas this year. This pretty café is celebrating the holiday season with a new exquisite Christmas Collection, featuring a wide selection of gift options, that are sure to satisfy true connoisseurs of French sweet delicacies with their beautiful limited-edition macaron jewel boxes along with an array of season special delicacies, beverages, and sweet treats.
Must Haves: Ladurée Hot Chocolate, Latte Rose, Signature Ispahan Rose Macaron, Vanilla Eclair, Pistachio Cherry Tart, and French Toast.
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
Gargi Bisht is an event copywriter/conceptualizer turned writer currently working with EazyDiner Pvt. Ltd. Compulsive eater, book hoarder, dog lover and pop culture enthusiast with an innate love for storytelling. Usually the quietest person in the room, Gargi is an introvert who loves her own company. When not eating, can be found in front of her laptop watching movies. Knows a thing or two about art and literature.
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