Old Town, Prague
Chocolate is my most absolute favourite treat, and the hot chocolate at Choco Café is definitely some of the best I’ve had. A day has not gone by that I do not think of this deliciously warm and spicy concoction.
Choco Café is a nice quiet place to get away from the hordes of tourists in the Old Town. This cosy café has tables and couches set in a relaxed atmosphere. As we approached the café, walking down the very narrow side street, I felt l was being transported back in time. And perhaps I was: the building that houses the cafe is known as “U Cervene Zidle” or “At the Red Chair,” and dates as far back as 1403.
The house “At the Red Chair” went through several owners, was rebuilt many times and has witnessed several events in the history of the city, including the practice of alchemy in the 1600s: a few doors down, the famous Dr. Kelly, a self-declared spirit medium, and his partner John Dee, performed “magical investigations” and alchemy.
And the hot chocolate at Choco Café is pure alchemy: 100 grams of decadent, delicious chocolate so thick you can eat it with a spoon. The long list of hot chocolate varieties are spiced with ginger, sea salt, chilli, rum or fresh fruits.
I had the hot chocolate with chili.
Diana had hers with sea salt.
The closest I’ve tried to this hot chocolate is SOMA’s Mayan Hot Chocolate in the Distillery District, but Choco-Café’s version is more “chocolatey” and thicker.
I was really disappointed when it was all over. I tried to lick as much chocolate out of the cup as possible. How bittersweet.
If ever I return to Prague, this is one of the first places I will visit.