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The Chocolate Tree

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123 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4EQ, Scotland
+44 131 228 3144
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10:00 - 19:30
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was disappointed that the hot chocolate didn't seem like it was made from melted chocolate. However the churro and chocolate cake were both great and left two of us saited. The waitress tried to find us a table which we appreciated.

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Thank Katherine O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in because had heard was good for vegans. Ended up having a vegan milkshake and a sorbet. Both were amazing. Lovely atmosphere. The guy behind the counter was very helpful and demonstrated the wide range of things on offer.

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3 Thank Fiona J
Wellington
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I am allergic to wheat and have recently also been off dairy whilst breastfeeding my baby. I've been massively missing chocolate and sweet things so was so excited to see how much was on offer at The Chocolate Tree which was both gluten and dairy free (most of their amazing cakes are gluten free as standard). I had a delicious... More 

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Thank Lors26
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

The selection of cakes, drinks and chocolates available here is mouth-watering. There is a huge selection of different flavours of hot chocolate and unusually flavoured chocolates for every taste. I love the vanilla and rose white hot chocolate. The only downside is that the café area is quite small and getting a seat can be difficult. The café does offer... More 

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Thank Laura P
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Delicious treats and teas :) the staff are really friendly. Will definitely be back to try the their other cakes as it was very difficult to pick just one.

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1 Thank ChickenEmily
Stockholm County, Sweden
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I know it sounds weird that I do not like chocolate or its smell (except white chocolate). Some say: well, white chocolate is not real chocolate. ;) I went to chocolate tree to buy some chocolates for my family as Christmas gifts. I tried hot white chocolate there and it was yummy. A small tip: try the sitting area at... More 

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Thank Utsakarmakar
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We've came to Chocolate Tree four or five times now and it never disappoints. The hot chocolate is outstanding; big mug, always nice and hot and the flavour is so much better than chains like Costa and Starbucks. The white hot chocolate is a stand out! You can also get different flavours of cream on top; I got the coconut... More 

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Thank MK1112
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

On paper this looks like a great little cafe for chocolate lovers. In terms of drinks, you can't fault it - the hot chocolate was lovely. However, there is only enough seating for around 8 customers, meaning we had to stand up. They were extremely short staffed which led to us having to wait around 10 minutes for our drinks... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We booked a table for four on a sunday evening (although it was a bit crowded, we were given enough time to spend at our table). We ordered churros, venezeuela hot chocolate and cafe gelato (hot chocolate with a scoop of gelato (we took hazelnut) which we tried on our earlier visit and loved it). Our churros was served much... More 

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Thank Siva R
Montrose, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Yes there is lovely chocolate tree choc to buy, yes there are other brands to try, yes there are individual chccs in beautiful boxes to purchase for gifts. But there is also yummy cake (dark choc and hazelnut anyone), served with your choice form a range of organic coffees in delightfully bonkers china. Go. You owe it to yourself.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 19:30
Monday
10:00 - 19:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 19:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 19:30
Thursday
10:00 - 19:30
Friday
10:00 - 19:30
Saturday
10:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4EQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 228 3144
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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