Hot Chocolate To Die For & Catch Ups
at Ladurée, Covent Garden

Ladurée-Covent Garden-7 I love hot chocolate. I believe I found the best hot chocolate in Paris when I was there, I know where to hunt down a mean hot choc in Barcelona too… so it’s only fair that I let you into my secret of where to find one of the best hot chocolates in London.

And I do not do this lightly – it’s already quite tricky to get table when you want one.

Ladurée is most commonly known for its amazing macarons (it was Pierre Desfontaines in the 50’s, who first thought of taking two macaron shells and joining them with a ganache filling for Ladurée) and I would say it is lesser known for it’s amazing hot chocolate… unless you’re me. In which case the name Ladurée and the idea of hot chocolate go together like cheese and marmite. (Just me?)

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The macaroon counter downstairs at ladurée

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I met Gem for hot chocolate at Ladurée in Covent Garden. I already adore Covent Garden for its squares, performers, markets and shopping and as I’d had an appointment in Covent Garden earlier that day, it was the perfect place for us to meet.

Downstairs is the shop with the macaron and patisserie counter, and upstairs is the cafe, which also has an outside terrace with heaters and blankets, overlooking the main square in Covent Garden…

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Cosy blankets are laid over all the chairs outside on the terrace so you can stay warm and cosy…

The day was gloriously sunny with a Winter chill in the air. We sat outside in the bright sunshine, wrapped ourselves in the cosy blankets, ordered macarons and hot chocolate and laughed and chatted as we got high as kites on sugar… There is only one person I know who loves chocolate even more than me and that’s Gem. This was a match truly made in choccy heaven.

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My earmuffs are my Winter MUST HAVE – amazing how warm and toasty they keep me and my ears!

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The Taxidermist’s Daughter by Kate Mosse – Poppy Loves Book Club’s current title

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This hot chocolate is the kind of hot chocolate that you don’t expect to find in England; wonderfully thick, rich and creamy, having been made slowly over a low heat, blending good quality chocolate with milk… it’s mega. Megarama.

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We shared 4 macarons: Chocolate, Pistachio, Salted Caramel and Orange Blossom

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This is the perfect spot to sit, meet a friend and sip a hot chocolate in the sunshine during a busy day of shopping, mooching, or even at night after a trip to theatre… It feels festive, luxurious and is a total treat.

Ladurée is one of my favourite haunts for heavenly hot chocolate, so if you do plan on going, the chances of you seeing me slurping hot choc and scoffing macarons are high.

Don’t judge me.

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Ladurée, Covent Garden
1, the Market Covent Garden
London, WC2E 8RA


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5 thoughts on “Hot Chocolate To Die For & Catch Ups
at Ladurée, Covent Garden

  1. How yummy! I really don’t like macarons – apart from Laduree’s, which I’m pretty confident I could eat by the bucketful!

  2. That hot chocolate looks so good! Also, those macaroons are making my mouth water. I love macaroons, and the ones from Laduree are my fave. They have such cool flavours! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

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