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Cocoa Black Chocolate Shop & Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1-3 Cuddybridge | Peebles, Peebles EH45 8HX, Scotland
+44 1721 723764
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Anyone who appreciates art through chocolate and baking, has a passion and love of food, or is a chocolate lover, needs to visit this wonderful cafe and shop. The cakes and patisserie are beautiful, made with precision and care. The hot chocolate is divine and the service very friendly. Some highly talented work going on behind the scenes. We will... More 

Thank Mmmwhatsnext
Irvine, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bought my dad a box of chocolates that are hand made for his birthday and he loved them. The next time I'm in peebles l will stop by and get him some more.

Thank pepper32
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the choice of cakes etc. I also done a chocolate making class here a year ago at Christmas time and it was absolutely fantastic. Ruth is very talented

Thank Jennifer W
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

lovely shop and café but found the food very rich and a bit sickly. Liked the items on sale in shop. Thought it was a bit pricey and not the most comfortable surroundings

Thank mary l
Zweibruecken, Germany
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Since so many years we enjoy the little bordertown Peebles. We always will have a rest even a quick one or do some shopping for fine chocolates

Thank heidrun-hiller
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92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited Cocoa Black on a short Sunday trip to Peebles and we left thinking that we'd return to Peebles just to visit the cafe itself. Really friendly service and the cakes. cheesecake, sponges and chocolate were fabulous. The flour-less orange cake and the white chocolate cheesecake come in for a special mention. The different chocolates on sale...you shouldn't be... More 

Thank EdinburghGreyhound
Peebles, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place for cakes. Cappuccino.Coffee etc. Very clean and very welcoming. Toilets clean and tidy. And well looked after

Thank janettehinton
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cakes and sweet treats look amazing but don't taste special at all. The coffee was okay but only that. The cakes tasted sweet but didn't offer any much else in the way of flavour. Pity.

Thank millersx43
Galashiels, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Had high expectations given all I had heard about the place. Yes it was busy but service was friendly but slow, coffee (mocha) was nothing special though, expected more from a place like this. Shared an appealing looking artizan cake but on taste & texture missed the spot again. I would hope the chocolate products they sell meet the standard... More 

Thank najock
North Berwick, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

The cakes look amazing , chocolate heaven but forget the coffee ! I asked about the bean before the lady made it , she said specially made for them "Ethiopian ". Well the bean might be special but a how about making it a temperature you can drink! Any coffee lover knows that it can't be scolding hot as it... More 

Thank Andrew S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-3 Cuddybridge | Peebles, Peebles EH45 8HX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Borders  >  Peebles
  • Phone Number: +44 1721 723764
Home to UK World Chocolate Master and UK Confectioner of the Year, Ruth Hinks, Cocoa Black offers a variety of freshly prepared luxury handmade Chocolate, Cake and Patisserie.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?