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The Chocolate Tree

123 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 228 3144
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Ranked #216 of 1,836 restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Scottish craft chocolate makers specialising in hand crafted chocolates, bean to bar chocolate, organic couverture chocolate bars, hot chocolate, French macarons and Italian gelato.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Scottish craft chocolate makers specialising in hand crafted chocolates, bean to bar chocolate, organic couverture chocolate bars, hot chocolate, French macarons and Italian gelato.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The churros were AMAZING! I haven't had something so good in ages. I think they make them to order because they arrived warm and we needed to wait while they made the remaining one (they made them in batches). The hot chocolate was fantastic (we tried orange spice, milk chocolate, venezuelan) and I'm not normaly a fan of macaroons but... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

As an extreme chocoholic and vegan this place is heaven for me. They have plenty of vegan options and every one of them that I have tried has been delectable. I am particularly fond of their cakes, and it takes a lot of restraint to not get a slice every time I walk in. The staff have always been very... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

For those who visit on holiday to Edinburgh, this is a tad far from the city centre, and many places nearer the centre (Such as Jordan Valley foodstore and others) sell their bars, so if you would like to experience the chocolate yet unable to make the trip out, I definitely recommend it. The shop is cosy and small, with... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I visited here for the first time yesterday (don't know how it took me so long, as I am an Edinburgh-local!). But came here with my bf and friend. It is a very friendly little place, with lots of yummy looking chocolate on offer inside and a good list of hot chocolates on the menu, that I imagine would tickle... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I wd agree with MarjoryHenryOlaf that it is a pity The Chocolate Tree has fewer tables than once, but it is still a chocolate shop/cafe made in heaven. The ice-cream is also out of this world. The hot chocolate that is milk-free is thick like a chocolate sauce. It is also wonderful that one can choose which chocolate to drink.... More

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Edinburgh
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The Chocolate Tree has the most delicious cakes, tortes and ice-cream in Edinburgh all served in beautifully mis-matched crockery. Sadly, they no longer have many seats which is a real shame as for us it's main attraction was being able to sit in a lovely space whilst scoffing scrumptious treats.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

because the hot chocolate at The Chocolate Tree is something from another world. If there is a table (they only have a few) sit down and stay a while but if there isn't, don't be put off. Get the hot chocolate to go and then take it out into the wilds of Bruntsfield Links. As that fresh Scottish wind greets... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

So far I have been there twice, but I really love it! The cafe is lovely from the inside, nevertheless you can often not sit down. The staff are friendly and you can always find something that suits your mood!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Right next to the great Meadows park, this place is the highlight of my weekend walks around Marchmont. In summer they make some inventive and delicious flavours of gelato, in winter you can choose from a wide range of delicious hot chocolates (I go for the 80% one!). Once you're there, you can also purchase some of their bean to... More

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12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I have been to the shop a few times (a bit far from the centre for a tourist but it definetely worth it all!) and I have also bought from the stall at the farmers market. I think it's the best chocolate I ever tasted, very high quality. The chocolate bars are simply wonderful and you can choose from a... More

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