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Cocoa Black Chocolate & Pastry School

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A visual treat, stunning cakes and chocolates served in pristine, modern, colourful surroundings... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2018
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
via mobile
wonderful coffee, and better cakes!

Rarely review cafés but this was exceptional. Coffee excellent. But the real and unexpected star... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
john h
Toulouse, France
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Run by UK World Chocolate Master & UK Confectioner of the Year, Ruth Hinks, Cocoa Black offers a wide range of Chocolate & Pastry classes suitable for all levels of experience. As one of Europe's leading Chocolate and Pastry schools, we teach our...more
3 Cuddy Bridge | Peebles, Peebles EH45 8JB, Scotland
+44 1721 723764
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Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

A visual treat, stunning cakes and chocolates served in pristine, modern, colourful surroundings, friendly staff. Spotless toilets.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kevinl30
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Rarely review cafés but this was exceptional. Coffee excellent. But the real and unexpected star was the cakes, often but not exclusively chocolate based. I have eaten far too many nice cakes in some lovely places, but the quality here was as good as anything...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank john h
Reviewed October 23, 2018

A wonderful experience! The standard of the chocolates and desserts are outstanding in this exceptional establishment. The new refurbishment of the cafe is a great improvement with its expanded space, double aspect windows and comfortable seating. Expect to queue in this specialist and popular chocolate...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

Occassionally I go here for a coffee and a snack with the kids. Lovely staff, good food. Fair prices.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jim D
Reviewed October 8, 2018

What a find! Whether you are looking for a cup of coffee, amaying hot chocolate or to buy some chocolate as gifts (possibly for yourself) this is a wonderful place to stop and browse. First read Ruth’s story on the web before you go....and dont...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful afternoon with like minded folk. So lucky to be taught by Ruth and Chloe. Fabulous results. Such a great experience bought for me as a prezzie from the kids.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Catherine D
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Delicious cakes, delicious coffee, beautiful interior recently refurbished and good range of chocolate to take away. Highly recommend a visit but don’t have lunch first!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

Really surprised. Unable to accommodate cealiacs in the coffee shop and cookery school. I popped in hoping to buy a hot chocolate and cake, and book a course. Glad I asked beforehand.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank wpfs
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Visited Peebles on a day out and during our walk about found Cocoa Black and my wife insisted we went in. The place was very busy but worth waiting for table the staffwhere very efficient and friendly The choice of cakes and goodies was best...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Robert R
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We arrived in peebles had a walk down high street. Looking for coffee came across cocoa black a great surprise to us .Once inside we were blown away with the look and space and cleanliness. Meet by happy helpful staff .The cappuccino was ok. BUT...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from jake1409 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from _gordon_anderson1 | Reviewed this property |
There is a mini rounabout at the west end of the high street and its about 200 yards over the bridge when turning right from the mini rounabout.