Coro the Chocolate Cafe - Frederick Street

4.2
144 reviews
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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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AL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's great place when you want something sweet. I mean really sweet😉. I love to go there now and then but this is not place for everyday meals. Coro desserts are outstanding.

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LD
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Kids loved it! Wish I’d known it was four pancakes per serving, we would have shared but it all tasted so amazing

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AE
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been a few times now & never leave disappointed. Have had savoury crepe, sweet pancakes & chocolate fondue-all were fantastic! Service very efficient & quick delivery with food. Staff happy to help & cater for your needs. Definitely recommend-definitely be back for more delicious treats!

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LO
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Ladies toilets was out of order so had to use the mens. This would have been ok but had water all over the floor and toilet bowl was dirty.

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AR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Fantastic food, great service, could do with a little bit of music for the atmosphere but other than that would highly recommended to any chocolate lovers

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AP
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great, service was slow for us but without us making any fuss it was noted by the staff who sorted it quickly and were very open and honest!

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NS
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

I had originally booked a table for 7pm which I then modified to 7.30pm and got a confirmation email to confirm. Turned up at the Coro and there were no seats and was told my booking change hadn’t been registered so we had to wait 15 minutes for a table. Five of us were then squeezed around a 4 person table. It was just as well that I didn’t get food or there would not have been enough room. The waitress who greeted us looked a bit exasperated and not exactly welcoming.

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C
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent and quick to arrive, the cafe needs to be thoroughly cleaned!, toilets in particular, they were really bad, toilet roll on the floor, wet floor, wet all around the sink. The wall decor was peeling off and the walls were stained and mucky!. Food was great but the state of the actual place would put me off returning I’m afraid

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SM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing little restaurant. Gorgeous food, good location

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S
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We are students so came to do some work after food, we ordered pancakes each and then once finished proceeded to get laptop out but as soon as our food was taken away a girl was over wiping table down whilst we sat there and a boy ran over with the bill even though we were considering more drinks and possible share a fondue so we got laptops out, done our work and left feeling they wanted the table free when they could have had more orders from us which is a shame!

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VP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

I really enjoy Coro cafe and like all the products, however this time I was not satisfied with the service provided. As soon as we finished with our food, we have been given receipts and asked to pay as there were other bookings on the table later on. Appreciate it was Pancake Tuesday and cafe was busy, but surely this could have been done in a more professional way, plus I have not been informed at the time of booking that I can use the table for a limited amount of time. Perhaps this should have been announced im advance to avoid disappointment.

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b
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Toilets are shabby!! Place maybe needs a wee spruce! Food delicious though. Would be nice to see a kiddie menu?

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GP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was amazing as always, staff were honestly quite rude and kept coming over to watch us eat, basically trying to get my friends and I to leave. We put our cutlery down for a minute and the waitress had already started taking the food away, not even giving us a minute or asking if we wanted our remaining food boxed up. Felt quite rushed like they wanted us out of there.. Shame cause it put us all off returning again.

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LB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Sadly we were sat right next to the bin where glass bottles were dumped making it impossible to carry on a conversation. One sympathetic waitress did place them in so they didn’t crash. Great service and lovely staff. The toilets could do with some investment.

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 1

My experience was pretty good other than the fact ice cream was spilt all over my friends £350 shoes which were new and nothing was done about it except one sorry , there wasn’t even a discount and I found this was shameful on coros behalf , tut tut

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JS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Yes, delicious food, fun atmosphere and fab service from the young team!!

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AM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely adored it. The quality of the food was incredible! Went back for a second visit during our stay we loved it so much

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

The waiter/waitresses are very polite. The service is fast. And all of the food was very good

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LO
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The fact that they told me my booking was not valid kinda soured the whole experience and the nippy waitress did not help either.
Not even letting us into the cafe with a booking "we have no tables" the waitress echoed as I showed her the booking

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j
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 2 friends never recieved their drink
When my other friend and I did so we did have to ask for it overall it was lovely

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FC
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good but quite pricey food for what it is. But the food is very good.

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GS
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

We arrived for my Mothers 80th Birthday party. After 15 minutes of being ignored I asked for menus and was told there was some at the front desk! I got the menus and we ordered shortly afterwards. As a party of 9, seven dishes and 9 drinks duly arrived. After waiting another 10 minutes I asked where the remaining dishes were. After a lot of faffing about and rechecking the order ( on an ipad, not a piece of paper so there was no excuses). The two remaining dishes (one of them being my mothers) eventually arrived but by that time, everyone else was finished. We complained at the time and the server took off the two dishes. However, it still spoiled what should have been a lovely celebration.

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I know its a chocolate cafe which the kids loved ,however, in order for us to return there needs to be options for non chocolate lovers. more than a couple of crepes

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n
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The best cafe in the city. It was lovely of them to leave a happy birthday message and crayons for my little niece on our table.

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CF
London
17 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was very busy so thank goodness I made a booking. Malteaser cheesecake was delish and would recommend it.

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S
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

My daughter & I both enjoyed Coro as it was recommended by a friend.
Only disappointing thing was the lack of Gluten free choice, I love brownies but it was a small brownie which was nice but I had to pay an extra £2.60 for ice-cream & cream to be added. I’d rather it came as a compleat dish which I’d happily pay for. Brownie would also be better warm. My daughter had the pizza & chips which she totally loved!
I’d defiantly return to Coro, maybe next time I’ll try the fruit founde.
The staff were very busy & worked efficiently & politely place was clean even though it was heaving.
Only other thing was they had the air con blasting away so it made the venue very chilli & had to wrap my jacket over my knees.

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VA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service was great. The additional guests whom the staff were unaware of was not great as they made the already tight spaces a bit more uncomfortable. Tables could be a little bigger. Runny fried egg with pancakes and maple syrup should NOT be served on a slate with no lip for drippage...

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing, a lot of choice would definitely recommend :)

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CM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Took my son for his 13th birthday we both loved the chocolate fondue! Toilets could have Been a bit cleaner and staff could have been a bit friendlier! But overall a good experience and would probably return

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my 14 year old son as a treat and it didn’t disappoint! It was delicious we both loved our selections!!!

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SB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I really loved the fondue when we visited, and the milkshakes are yummy too! We will definitely be back!

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NM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was good and menu great for kids, or those not on the January detox ... lots of chocolate. The online menu is out of date - they no longer serve soup, sandwiches or healthy smoothies for lunch or if you are looking for something a bit healthier which is a shame.

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CS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

SO good. I googled “best dessert in Edinburgh” and found this place. GLAD I DId!!

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NR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Chocolate fondue was lovely, nice quality chocolate and things to dip. Kids loved it.

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TS
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Really good and a nice touch with a Happy Birthday written in chocolate on a slate waiting at the table. Huge portions would definitely recommend for chocolate lovers.

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GM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service . Fantastic menu and will be back

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Shame they didn’t remember that we mentioned it was for our daughter’s birthday when we booked. Also disappointing to sit beside cold draught from front door considering we had booked a table.

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B
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the make your own crepes, strawberries, bananas and filled with nutella 😁👌 delicious!

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k
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Luckily we had a table booked which was just as well as it was really busy. However having a table booked didn't stop my friend who arrived first, from standing waiting with several staff members walking past without a single one asking if some one was tending to her. She waited for a good few minutes before she managed to grab someone. Once we all arrived and were given menus we waited a good 10/15 minutes before anyone came to take our order, in fact we had to ask them to come over. The food arrived fairly quickly, well 2 out of 4 meals, which actually arrived before out drinks. We then waited another 5 minutes until the drinks then finally the other 2 meals arrived. The poor service is a real shame because the food was actually really nice. I would probably recommend this place to friends as the food is good but will make it clear not to expect great service.

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J
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I was hesitant about going at first as there were many reviews about the food being good but that the staff were rude. I took the family for a birthday treat and the service was lovely. They were rushed off their feet as it was a very busy sat afternoon but they were still polite and lovely with the kids. Bathroom wasn’t great but that was down to another client putting toilet paper in the sink!

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