It's no secret that I bloody love chocolate, so when a friend suggested we go to Hotel Chocolat's Cocoa Bar-Cafe 'Rabot 1745' I was sold. It sits in the foodie haven that is Borough Market, and it is such a treat!
As soon as you walk in you're hit by the heavenly scents of chocolate and roasting cocoa beans (and whatever else they do to make chocolate.. ) to make your mouth water.
There's a cafe and shop on a ground floor and a restaurant on the first, where they do really fancy things with chocolate like white chocolate mash with cacao dressings and glazes and whatnot - chefy stuff!
We went for a little snack and a drink in the cafe, we both went for the Drinking Chocolate with Salted Caramel and a Dark Chocolate and Orange Scone which is served with a Cacao Nib Butter and Chocolate Spread - truly a chocolics dream.
The Salted Caramel Drinking Chocolate was beyond divine! I am often not a fan of hot chocolates in cafes, they're sickly, too sweet, but this was light and creamy but not sickly in the slightest. I should have gone for the large.. as I could have drunk jugs and bucket loads of it!
Now, cream teas are my absolute favourite! From the days I used to go to my Great Granny's for Scones with Cream and Jam, so I had to try this take. It was lovely, it was warm, the orange was subtle and complementary, and again it wasn't sickly at all, but too be honest, I would have love a bit of clotted cream with it.. perhaps instead of the Cacao Nib Butter they could do Cacao Nib Clotted Cream?
If you liked this, you like food and you live in/are visiting London you may wish to check out my past posts in my 'Taste of London' series:
Taste London #1: Pizza, Tapas and Thai (Featuring my all time favourite Pizza restaurant!!)
I love to find new places to eat, if you've got any recommendations please leave them for me in the comments below!