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The Chocolate Tree

123 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 228 3144
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Ranked #287 of 1,859 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European
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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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Chester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A visit has been an annual event for the last 4 years and its always been excellent coffee and atmosphere. This time they have reduced the number of seats inside so we had to use the outside seating - fortunately it was warm. The coffees were all luke warm and weak. The bottled water appeared dirty so we didn't use... More

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AliGower, Owner at The Chocolate Tree, responded to this review

Hi Christopher, thanks for your feedback. I am sorry we disappointed on your most recent visit. We had to change the layout to allow our passion for fine chocolate not to be obscured by the cafe side which was becoming overwhelmingly busy, and very challenging to operate in the space. We wrote to our regular customers before the change last... More

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I like the look of chocolate tree. and it smells delightful. however, i had to repeat my request several times whilst making an order and the assistant looked at me as if i was simple. when i asked for a receipt with my tea and hot chocolate, she repeatedly said i would have to pay before getting a receipt. i... More

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AliGower, Owner at The Chocolate Tree, responded to this review

Hi Kittygurlz Thanks for your feedback, apologies for the strange & unclear communication you received from our staff. We constantly remind our staff that if they are having a bad day to leave it behind when they come to work. Our staff would not normally behave in such a manner so I will address this with them. As you mentioned... More

LONDON
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This place is a chocolate connoisseurs dream come true. My taste buds go intergalactic whenever I visit!! My absolute favourite is the dairy and soy free hot chocolate shot with it's deep, spicy flavours but the ice-cream, cakes, and various treats all knock-you-out with their gorgeousness! The whole cafe experience is divine. :)

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Hi SWSpirit Just a quick note to say thanks for the ace review :-) More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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Hi Suzannah Just a quick note to say thanks for the ace review :) More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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AliGower, Owner at The Chocolate Tree, responded to this review

Hi Carla Just a quick note to say thanks for the ace review :-) More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
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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AliGower, Owner at The Chocolate Tree, responded to this review

Hi Tylerlizzie Just a quick note to say thanks for the ace review :-) More

Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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AliGower, Owner at The Chocolate Tree, responded to this review

Hi Chiara Just a quick note to say thanks for the ace review :-) More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Contributor
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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AliGower, Owner at The Chocolate Tree, responded to this review

Hi Marina Just a quick note to say thanks for the ace review :-) More

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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AliGower, Owner at The Chocolate Tree, responded to this review

Hi MarjoryHenry Just a quick note to say thanks for the ace review, despite the lack of seats. Apologies for this. We understand & consider that one day we could return to the idea of sit in if we have the time & finance to support a more stable premises for it. With our current premises it was getting a... More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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AliGower, Owner at The Chocolate Tree, responded to this review

Hi Jac Just a quick note to say thanks for the ace review :-) More

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