Coro the Chocolate Cafe - Frederick Street

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£25 and under
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Dessert

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At Coro we believe chocolate should be a fun and sharing experience. We don’t claim to be master chocolatiers, in fact its quite the opposite. Our aim is to give customers their chocolate fix but not just from your standard bar of chocolate. We pour our chocolate over freshly made pancakes, into our buttery crepes and drizzled onto of our fluffy waffles. If thats not enough we’ll give you a fondue to dunk some fresh fruit, cake or sweets into melted chocolate with a hot chocolate like no other to wash it all down.
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KB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great service, fast service with fresh food, nice atmosphere, relaxing place for a great breakfast

KM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loved my visit to Coro. We booked in advance but they said they didn’t have a booking against our name. Had to wait 10 mins for a table but that was understandable as it was full. Staff were super friendly and helpful. Food was delicious! Will definitely be back!!

B
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Whilst Coro is most certainly a sweets shop, there are options for savoury lovers. We arrived on a particularly busy day, there was a party of 17, but the service was still quick and polite. I've never come away from Coro feeling unsatisfied.

LT
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit my daughter always wanted to come to your place wasn’t disappointed food was fantastic had a great time very hard choice to make from the menu, already know what we are going to order next time .... great service

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was good. I got a milkshake and one of the savory options (bacon egg and waffles) and both were delicious. My friend is gluten-free and vegetarian and there were plenty of options for her. We were both really happy with our food, but the service was extremely slow! The servers were nice enough, however, a table that was sat an hour after us received their bills before us (which meant we waited for over an hour for our bill).

AS
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our experience. The food and service were good. We had booked and would certainly recommend to book as some people had a long wait. Our only criticism is the place was quite cold, mainly due to people queuing and keeping the door open.

MF
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic sweet waffles and other fun delights! Coffee is good and staff very friendly. Could do with better ventilation in there though.

NC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious service was great was a relaxed atmosphere would recommend

LM
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was daughters birthday and we brought a birthday cake the staff put the cake on a lovely black stone plate and wrote happy birthday on the plate. Lovely gesture. One thing like to mention high chairs for my grandson but no nappy changing area

BH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last day in Europe! This was a perfect end to the trip.

CL
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Friendly staff and the chocolate Jaffa cake waffles were fabulous

NE
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Perfect place for your chocolate fix, good prices and delicious food. Highly recommend.

DS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend Coro. They food is delicious and the staff are very friendly. Anyone who is a chocoholic needs to make a visit. You will not be disappointed

P
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, the food was delicious! Personally, I wish there was a way to select less chocolate sauce but I understand that most people love it! Your waffle mix is great! 👌🏽 Will be coming back to try other dishes.

G
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Some feed in here. Would definitely go back

G
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Quality of food for the prices was very poor. My grandson ordered marshmallows fondue. Cheap marshmallows and a tiny dish with chocolate sauce. I had pancakes. Very dry a little jug of syrup. Place looks tired and not very clean. Sticky table etc. Wouldn’t return.

FC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant place. Not too expensive. Great if you love chocolate

t
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food and service could be much better aswell as quality...

CD
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab cafe :)

Friendly staff. Lovely food - lots of selection.

SS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely café in the heart of Edinburgh. The food is fantastic and the pancakes are the best I have ever tasted. I definitely recommend a visit to Coro Chocolate if you are in Edinburgh.

EG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazin bit pricey well worth it reccomend to a friend anyday

SB
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

the food was very tasty and the servers were lovely. would definitely eat there again next time I'm in Edinburgh

j
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

We had booked a table for my daughters birthday and they had kindly left a happy birthday message written in chocolate on the table to welcome her. Hot chocolates didn't arrive together and some had finished theirs before the last lot came. They arrived Luke warm and I was given the wrong one. Due to this they kindly took the drink off of our bill. The waffles we had were lovely but unfortunately no-one really liked their flavoured hot chocolate.

AA
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went for breakfast, first time visited. We had waffles and pancakes and two hot chocolates and bill less than £20. Very impressed, girls who served so friendly, and very filling portions. We were first in when it opened and within half hour it was mobbed. Only criticism with us being first in it was freezing inside hadn’t had chance to warm up. But overall very good indeed.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality chocolate and other goodies. A great place for kids (big & small!)

JB
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food fab, excellent service from waitress only disappointment was email saying that reservation wasn’t attended

SK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amaaazzzinnng food! Would recommend. The only downside is the service time was a little slow. The the establishment was very well heated and the food fantastic. The staff are absolutely lovely too.

LH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff and great quick service as my little one does not like to wait we had no problem in here will definitely be back

A
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience1

For an establishment that focuses on “sweet treats” such as pancakes, waffles, and crepes I would expect them to know how to make them. Firstly, the pancakes were “spongey” and far too dry to the point it sticks to the roof of your mouth.

Secondly, the crepes were too crispy. Crepes are meant to be soft throughout and not have the consistency of a wafer biscuit.

Also, it’s called hot chocolate not tepid chocolate.

In addition, I felt like I was in a club with how loud the music was.

Finally, atleast they gave me a refund for one of the dishes.

AO
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a gem of a place right in the centre of Edinburgh. Glad we booked our table as it meant we didn't have to wait in the queue (which was about 12 people long when we arrived and about the same number when we left). As long as you like chocolate there's plenty of choice on the cafe menu; freshly made cheesecake, waffles, crepes, pancakes, chocolate fondue etc. and all at very reasonable prices. Lots of choice in hot (a dark hot chocoloate was an indulgent treat) or cold drinks They even do a small selection of savoury eats which was a nice surprise given the name above the door. We loved this place and will return again. Keep up the good work all @coro.

GT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely yummy, scrumptious chocolateness. Amazing variety of products to choice from. Cant wait to visit again and again when in Edinburgh.

D
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Lovely food service very very slow we waited for 10 mins before anyone even came and took our order

JG
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited as a family and all loved it. Food was great and friendly service too.

EH
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I reserved a table and when we arrived I was glad I did as there was a queue to get in. After reviewing the menu, it took some time to attract the attention of a server so that we could place an order. 20 minutes after ordering, the server informed me I couldn't have what I ordered as there was no mix left and offered me an alternative. I have no idea why this took so long. A further 15 minutes later I asked where our food was and I could see the person making our food screaming at our server for daring to ask - not very professional. Once the food did arrive, I had to ask for cutlery. I had noticed that all other tables were set up with cutlery, napkins and a jug of water. Our table had none of these things. Lastly when I arrived home, I had an email from OpenTable asking why I hadn't turned up! It feels that this cafe cannot cope with busy periods which is a shame as it is in the centre of Edinburgh.

SH
West Lothian
10 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Nice experience and cheesecake was very tasty. Think having the dirty cloths and spray bottles that are used to clean tables on the ledge in front of the glass cabinet was slightly off putting.

JP
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Un lugar excelente para amantes de las crepes etc.. la comida fabulosa siempre lo visito con amigos esta vez celebrando el cumple de mi hijo pero a pesar q ofrecen el servicio de celebración no tienen ni velas ni nada especial q lo amenice.. solo una tabla con feliz cumpleaños en chocolate me dieron(terrible para un nińo q espera unas velas y algo de pastel) suficiente personal pero están todos distraído y tienes q cazarlos para q te puedan atender solo están pendiente de las mesas del primer salón ... y con respecto a las cake saladas mi recommendation seria tener un pelo más de variedad ...

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MJ
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently good food here. Plenty of choice with crepes, pancakes and waffles. The latter were a bit thick though and undercooked at the bottom
Marvellous choice of toppings
Children love it as they can choose what toppings they like
Presented well on the slate and always looks appetising

SG
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great place. Kids and adults loved it. Will definitely be back.

DR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I've had such a good time that when I went back home I've had a sore stomach from all the chocolate that I've had there.

I'm going again soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Yes really enjoyed the food we have been before on this occasion service wasn’t as good. We brought our two sons 11 and 1 we were rushed as soon as we got in the door. When food arrived it was really good we really enjoyed it especially my 11 year old son it was a treat for him. My son was still eating and the waitress came over and took his food away while he was still finishing his ice cream. All felt really rushed like they wanted out table but we booked in advance and we under an hour we weren’t there long at all