the top 5 places across trentbarton land to get your hands on a warm, winter hot chocolate...
hot chocolate that will make your heart melt
Malt Cross | closest bus stop: Friar Lane and Maid Marion Way
Tucked away down St James Street, behind the Old Market Square, the Malt Cross has bags of personality. After undergoing an extensive refurbishment, the old Victorian music hall is the perfect place to sink in to a sofa with a warm hot chocolate. Don't forget to add some cream and marshmellows for extra naughtiness. The food and music here ain't bad either!
The Bookcafe | closest bus stop: Albert Street, Victoria Street and Corporation Street
Where better to end up for a deep and luxurious hot chocolate when you're shopping in Derby? With its huge window overlooking the Corn Market, this vintage chic cafe is perfectly placed in the middle of the city for a chocolatey treat and to escape the hustle and bustle.
200 Degrees | closest bus stop: Carrington Street and Broadmarsh bus station
A rich, but elegant texture made with the finest chocolate around, the guys at 200 serve one of the smoothest Mochas in town. What's better, it's located between Broadmarsh bus station and Nottingham train station, so you can grab a cup when you're on the go.
Pudding Pantry | closest bus stop: Victoria Street and Upper Parliament Street
Don't be thrown by the name, this place can make a lush, velvety mocha with real white or dark chocolate. Everything in the Pantry is homemade and they have one of the best selection of cakes in the city. I mean, it would be rude not to have a cheeky slice on the side.
Lucy's | closest bus stop: Mansfield bus station
If you haven't visited this hidden gem then get yourselves to Mansfield ASAP! If you're seeking something comforting and utterly delicious, then look no further than Lucy's Belgian hot chocolate. It's the perfect way to kick-start your day whilst satisfying your sweet tooth. Another venue you'd be mad not to sample.