Get Inspired / Pacific Islands / Europe / Australasia / England / Fiji / Australia Discover coffee and cocoa Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Pacific Islands / Europe / Australasia / England / Fiji / Australia Discover coffee and cocoa story by: Tom Ricketts The three Cs you should never go without: coffee, chocolate and a combination of both. We’ve reviewed the very best places to get your triple-C hit. Fait Maison SOUTH KENSINGTON, LONDON If the delightfully vintage exterior doesn’t attract your attention, the incredible window display full of heavenly cakes and sweets surely will. Inside, it’s delightfully English with plump armchairs and wonderful floral china and teapots. They’re famous for their wide selections of cakes which really will wow you, and as the name suggests, everything is homemade. The Brits aren't well known for their apt coffee making skills, but with a faithful nod to the French, the coffee is sublime, as of course, is the English Breakfast tea. Before paying take one last detour past the cabinet. Scone for the road old chap? Oh yes. Cocohut PLANTATION ISLAND, FIJI To be fair, great coffee is not something you’d expect to find in Fiji, and for the most part that is true. But not so at Plantation Island Resort. Tired mums and dads doing the family thing at this iconic family resort can stop in to recharge their batteries, with an invigorating brew. Early-risers will enjoy a morning walk along the seashore, rewarded with a fresh cup of coffee and sunrise views, and when the sun starts to sizzle, make it an iced coffee and retire to the adjacent beach. There are cakes and slices too, but you’re in Fiji, so why not go for some fresh coconut? Melba MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA The five star Langham Hotel resides on the shores of Melbourne’s Yarra River. Inside, its famed buffet restaurant, Melba, is no ordinary buffet. Comprising several stations, each manned with its own chef, there are tender morsels to tempt every palate. But we’re here for the dessert station. Dozens of plates with gorgeous treats surround the centrepiece, a five tier chocolate fountain. That’s right, five tiers of chocolate gushing down through a fountain. And yes, there are plenty of sticks to impale your desserts on. Of course, this is accompanied by a coffee station with its own barista, and the hotel's legendary flat white. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street CBD: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist 17 hotel hacks for 2017 Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - March 2018 Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.