Choccywoccydoodah has been on my to-visit list for a long time after reading bits about the brand online so a few weeks’ ago when I was having a London day out I decided to pay the small Carnaby store a visit.
Having read loads about how busy the small upstairs cafe can get so we opted to get there just after opening on Saturday morning which meant a chocolate-fuelled breakfast at around 10.30am, and I’m so glad we got there at that time. By 10.45am the cafe was completely full with people queuing up the stairs to get in. First things first I knew I had to get one of their legendary hot chocolates as Choccywoccydoodah is constantly mentioned in top hot chocolate in London lists so I went for the minty version and my other half went for the pure molten chocolate version. You can choose which type of chocolate you want – white, milk or dark – and then whether you want cream/ marshmallows etc. I love how you get the choice as I know sometimes when I’m given dark I can find it too rich.
When they arrived they were beautifully presented with mine coming with some mint chocolate biscuits and the original one coming with their checkerboard biscuits, complete with chocolate straw and whipped cream. I’m going to go out on a limb and say it was the best hot chocolate I’ve ever had because it was rich due to the melted chocolate within but not too heavy or sickly, that was to come.
Of course, we couldn’t go to Choccywoccydoodah and not order some cake’s so my other half had a Dark Chocolate Brownie which was incredible, chocolatey and gooey like a brownie should be without being too stodgy. I went all out and had the Chocolate Everything Cake which was five layers of chocolate cake with all their different truffles and despite my other half taking a third of the cake I still couldn’t eat all of what was left, this is definitely a two or three person sharing cake. What I did have was very nice but due to it’s intense chocolate taste it did get a little much for me. Next time I’m totally going to buck the trend and go for their Silician Lemon Cake.