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19th Oct 2018

This lovely Dublin café allows kids to make their own hot chocolate

My first visit to Accents was a little over a year ago, even though I must have passed it a million times.

My native Dubliner instinct is to head to my usual coffee spots time and time again, and while I love the tried and tested, I also love finding somewhere new.

Since discovering the Dublin city centre café, I’ve brought my son a few times as they do great hot chocolate and what five-year-old doesn’t love chocolate?

Our favourite thing to indulge in is the white hot chocolate. My son usually pairs his with a chocolate brownie and I’m partial to having a peanut butter slice with mine.

On most of my visits to Accents, I’ve asked for a take away hot chocolate but on one occasion I decided to sit in. I was pleasantly surprised to see we got to make our own white hot chocolate by adding in pieces of white chocolate to hot milk. This needed explaining to my son who assumed that they were just a bowl of white buttons, he got a great kick out of it.

As a parent, I’ve found that it can be difficult to find a cafe suitable for small children. Between worrying if your buggy will fit anywhere and if there’ll be anything on the menu that they’ll eat, the struggle is real.

This place ticks all the boxes. Between its selection of food, bean bags and a wide variety of board games, there’s plenty to keep kids content.

Everything was absolutely delish and which explains their repeat clientele. We were both stuffed afterwards and had to walk off some of the chocolate by dropping into The Rage for some record and game shopping.

It’s a great spot to pop into if you’re heading to one of the nearby parks or like myself were shopping in the area. The staff are incredibly friendly and always offer to assist me carrying hot drinks if they see I have the little ones with me.

I would highly recommend Accents to anyone, but particularly parents, looking for reasonably priced, freshly made food with a fantastic family-friendly atmosphere.