I was new to Chocolate Walks - a group of chocoholics who meet to pursue their love of cocoa products by adventuring around London. Admittedly, I was a little nervous about meeting randomers, but I quickly discovered that chocolate unites all.
Cocomaya (W2 2AF) is a café and a bakery, but it's also a chocolate shop - which is definitely the most important thing to chocoholics.
The interior is cosy and quaint, reminiscent of old-fashioned British tea-shops, with wooden floorboards and floral-patterned china. It strikes a welcoming balance between simplicity and cosiness.
Of course, it’s also littered with chocolatey offerings, some of which look too sparkly and too pretty to be eaten.
Our order was to be a simple process: a cake or pastry from the bakery and a drink for £5.25.
Flourless chocolate cake – wonder what it was actually made of…
I chose a flourless chocolate cake with a dense chocolate sauce. It was very chocolatey but it had a very faint, almost-metallic tang to it, which didn’t quite work for me. However, there were plenty of other tantalising options:
Of course, there was no actual decision process for what drink we all wanted to order. There were hot chocolates all round.
Amazing hot chocolate!
Cocomaya’s hot chocolate was a powerful chocolate hit. Chocolatey, thick, but not too sweet. It didn’t coat the back of the throat but slipped down blissfully smoothly. It was just like pure, liquid chocolate, which is how the best hot chocolate should be. I think it might be my favourite hot choc in London so far.
Don’t miss out on some extremely good chocolatey times. Head over to Cocomaya.