Coro the Chocolate Cafe - Frederick Street

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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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JB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

SK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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

J
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wide range of food proposed and a lovely staff. Haven't had the chance to try a lot of things but now I definitely know I'll come back to taste more!

JK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We booked at table and were glad we did! The cafe is not particularly clean and the glasses were dirty. There were empty table sitting for a while, not cleared, even though there was a queue outside.
We had a wait of about 20 mins for our food which is a bit long. The problem is lack of staff. Our waitress was lovely but rushed off her feet.
The food was fab but the ambiance is a bit lacking and the place needs more staff

e
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I came here with 2 friends with high expectations as everyone I know who had been had told me it's great you must go. However I did enjoy my savoury crepe my dessert crepe I found 2 hairs in it. The waitress kindly took it off my bill which I was very happy about. Although the 2 hairs put me off enjoying my dessert so I couldn't really finish it. Wont be rushing back I'm afraid.

T
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place with tasty food, lovely chai latte and a great playlist! Thank you guys, great job

LA
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I love this place and have been many times. The food is always really tasty and the staff are friendly and welcoming. The only criticism is that it seems to take a long time for the drinks to arrive.

MF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Staff were friendly, food was good and value for money. Waiting 45-mins for the food (when the cafe wasn’t busy) did put a dampener on the visit.

SM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was lovely. Nice and quiet, mid week just before lunch time. Service pretty average, nothing bad just nothing that memorable

M
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

service was friendly and quick, food amazing 4 empty plates, would highly recommend,

N
Munich
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

the food and drinks were delicious. the overall setting could use more improvements, some more cute furniture like armchairs would be more fitting to the theme.

AB
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was lovely. Went with my mother and my son and can’t complain at all about the quality of the food. The service on the other hand was shocking. I had ordered a large latte and when it came it was cold, so I told the server and it was obvious that she wasn’t happy. anyway, got another one, which was also just warm. I didn’t bother complaining again as by this time, as service was slow, I had almost finished my crepes, which were lovely. The server got our bill (without us asking) and asked if everything was ok with the meal. I told her it was fine but twice I had been given cold coffee. She just completely ignored this and walked away. Would go again for the food, but would think twice due to the attitude of the staff which is a shame

LD
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Was really noisy and service was quite slow for being on an hours lunch and booking it.

SN
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat through the back, no great view but it was busy. Awesome food which is just the treat required during the school holidays! My daughter loves it, I love it, love the whole idea, love the whole menu. See you all soon.

GM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from our young server on 16/06/19
Great quality large portions

KW
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and an amazing dessert. Highly recommended.

CM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Found a couple of hairs in my dessert which was lovely...

S
Glasgow
5 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Coro with2 teenage nephews. We all had waffles. Delicious! Super place for people if all ages. Restaurant clean and well staffed. Staff pleasant and helpful. Would recommend

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So many options for drinks and dessert. We all enjoyed what we ordered and would recommend. Small place so a reservation is a good idea.

C
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time I’ve been and would thoroughly recommend!

DF
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Need to be hungry!!! Chocolate overload!!! Staff need could be cheerier tho.

JR
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yum yum yum yum yum ;)
Met with friends on a busy Saturday afternoon. We enjoyed amazing pancakes and lots of chocolate and a good natter. Friendly service & good value, we’ll be back!

AD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, excellent service. Birthday treat for my daughter, birthday message was on table for arrival.

E
Munich
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was amazing!! Unfortunately the place was really loud, that was a bit of a bummer. The staff was really helpful and tried to accommodate all our wishes.
I loved that you could customise almost all dishes / pancakes, waffles, crepes, etc

JW
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant, food is tasty and perfectly priced. Staff are friendly and quick so your not sitting waiting forever to get some service. I would certainly recommend this place to anybody who loves chocolate. Personally I would recommend the chocolate cake or pancakes there beautiful!!

YC
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The waffles were delicious and the restaurant and staff were welcoming. Would definitely recommend.
Only criticism among the group I was with was that the restaurant ambience was let down a bit by the bathroom facilities which although clean enough, were a bit spartan.

SD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

A lovely, quaint spot with excellent food. Both, savoury and sweet crepes were simply wonderful- absolutely delicious. Service just a little slow but given how busy the restaurant was,not a surprise. Lots of noise but the food and drinks worth it.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We took my son here for a surprise treat on his birthday. As such, a candle might have been a nice gesture, especially since I mentioned on phoning to increase the table size that it was my son's birthday! We went around 8pm on a Wednesday night and there were plenty of tables. Service was efficient. Food was good although my son perhaps didn't make a particularly wise choice in his 'make your own option' and I think the serving staff could have offered advice on this. We had a nice large central table, however, we were sat close to some ceiling vents or air conditioning and as such, we were continually blasted with cold air.
Overall we had a good experience but some little tweaks could have made it better.