a little indulgence


I just had the prettiest cup of hot chocolate I’ve ever experienced in my life, and I had to share. If you’re in London, get thee to Dark Sugars on Brick Lane straight away.

You can’t tell from the pic, because the chocolate had already started to melt by the time we sat down for a photo session, but they put a literal mountain of chocolate shavings in your cup. As it melts into the hot milk & water, you end up with a rich, textured, filling drink, perfect for a damp and dark London afternoon.

I don’t believe they have wifi, but luckily I didn’t need it to get some writing done. But, fellow chocolate lovers, beware: Dark Sugars also sells individual chocolates and truffles, displayed beautifully in large open bowls. With a range of unique flavors and styles, you’ll be hard-pressed not to fill up a plastic baggie to bursting, which will get pricey.

But… worth it? Quite possibly. I stuck with the hot chocolate, drank every last drop, and by the end was so full I couldn’t even look at the truffles on the way out. I’ll be making a return trip for sure, though, and then? We’ll see how my wallet fares.