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Cocoa Black Chocolate & Pastry School

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Address: 3 Cuddy Bridge | Peebles, Peebles EH45 8JB, Scotland
Phone Number: 01721 723 764

Run by UK World Chocolate Master & UK Confectioner of the Year, Ruth...

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 students using the very best ingredients and equipment in our purpose-fitted kitchen.

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Coffee & Cake

Nice little cafe located within the town centre. Lovely coffee and cakes to die for. Pleasant staff. Definitely worth a visit. You

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Elizabeth B
St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice little cafe located within the town centre. Lovely coffee and cakes to die for. Pleasant staff. Definitely worth a visit. You

Thank Elizabeth B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes think I have gone to chocolate heaven. Travelled with my husband and daughter for 40 miles just to have a coffee and slice of cake at this fantastic coffee shop. The selection is astounding, staff are wonderful. The place is spotless and very welcoming. I have never seen it empty. Go along and enjoy

Thank livefortheday
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Little cafe off the main drag. Oh, what a sweet smell on entering the shop. Didn't purchase anything, however. Was disappointed, thought that we were going to see the chocolates being made. That was the reason for the visit. Did think that £14 for a box of chocolates was a bit extreme

Thank 69mags56
Spalding, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want decadence this is the place to go hot chocolate,coffee the cakes are to die for ,a very pleasant atmosphere with friendly staff and lots of choice of chocolate to buy to take home,one word to describe cocoa black DELICIOUS

Thank kathryntwell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great afternoon with the lovely Ruth Hinks! Well organised, great room, relaxed and friendly. Kids very happy with all of the chocolate I've brought home!

Thank Annie T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a well organised and vastly experienced pastry school for chocolate and patisserie. I fully loved the teaching which caters for both professional and non professionals. I highly recommend his to all my friends and colleagues. Go visit !!!!

Thank DarrylCollins40
Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Finding a place that does good coffees/teas etc, hot drinks is always a bonus. The selection of cakes and tray-bakes was amazing, and the hot drinks were so well made. Flavoursome cakes, not just looking great but tasting great too. Quality products used, and prices just the same as other cafes. The difference I would say about eating here is... More 

Thank desmond_thomas1
North east. England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

I had the pleasure of attending a chocolate course with Ruth Hinks as teacher. Ruth was friendly and supportive of my needs. The course was well paced in great surroundings of Peebles. I'm addicted to chocolate making now. Highly recommend.

Thank Hoylel
Stanley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Lovely cafe, we really enjoyed our coffee and cake, far too much choice and lovely chocolates to take home from the selection on offer. I would love to do one of the chocolate, cake making courses on offer there. Please pay a visit if you go to Peebles

Thank janetstan
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Lovely cafe by the bridge at the bottom of Peebles High Street. Lots of coffees, hot chocolates and teas to choose from and numerous cakes and pastries all of which look beautiful and taste delicious. Have tried the coffee mousse and the white choc and coconut and both were really tasty. The cakes are quite large so could easily be... More 

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