Very hygge, no?
Keeping with the hygge theme, on Friday evening M took me somewhere special. It started out as a little walk around the block but we got closer and closer to King Street West and soon we were peering into the most adorable little chocolate shop I've ever encountered. SOMA Chocolatemaker just opened their King West location, and I couldn't be more thrilled! We sat for hours on the bench, letting the glorious smell of fresh chocolate waft over us as we sipped our Mayan Hot Chocolates and shared silly secrets in hushed tones. Totally hygge!
Mayan Hot Chocolate (veganize by asking for soymilk)
The hot chocolate here is the real deal, being made from a shot of molten dark chocolate that is then mixed with the milk and fresh spices (powder? puh-leez!). Honestly the best hot chocolate I have had in my life (and I grew up in the mountains where hot chocolate is something of a staple).
But aren't they also a chocolate maker, you ask? SOMA has the most interesting flavour combinations I had ever heard of (8 year old balsamic vinegar, douglas fir, 'Pop rocks'--to name a few) but I have to go all Johnny Depp in Chocolat and claim that I'll take the hot chocolate any day.
Close up of the various gems. Quit drooling all over your keyboard.
Whether you go alone or with someone special, SOMA Chocolatemaker is a fantastically cozy place that you want to visit at least once, in the name of hygge.
443 King Street West