Lovecrumbs, just up from Edinburgh’s Grassmarket, is a cake lovers heaven. They’ve just started serving lunch but up until recently they only sold cakes, and more cakes and loads of cake. They also have a killer hot chocolate.
It’s so ridiculously smooth. It’s bitter, rich and satisfying thick. It’s in my top five hot chocolates for sure, and has been there since I moved to Edinburgh. A light layer of chocolate foam is generously covered in chocolate flakes which gives way to a consistent drink with no unmixed chocolatey bits at the bottom. I could drink a vat of this stuff. The cafe is perfect to take a book and spend an hour to two reading.