Coro the Chocolate Cafe - Frederick Street

4.3
127 reviews
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  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for Birthdays
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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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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OT
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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SH
Munich
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The food is nice, service terrible. I've been there twice so far and it was awful both times. First we were asked to move to a different table five minutes after we had been seated, then orders from tables that had come after us were taken before us and finally we were presented the bill without having asked for it. Not impressed.

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LG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there it was truly amazing my daughter and mother loved it. The food was really fresh my mother had the pancakes with fruit and maple syrup and the pancakes were lovely and hot when brought to the table.The staff were very pleasant and well mannered always making sure that you were happy.Will definitely be returning very soon

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W
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, friendly atmosphere and superb service. 😄

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DA
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely for coffee and cake.

Highly recommended 😊

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GS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

😋 yummy crepes and pancakes 🥞 very delicious with really large portions
Ideal treat
Great place if you fancy a chocolate indulgence

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M
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Great food and price but service was terrible and didn’t receive half of order as they were so slow with drinks so we cancelled them as all the food etc had been eaten before we could catch someone to ask where they were.

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R
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food but was cold as the door doesn’t close properly

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RB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service great food good atmosphere will be back again

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AT
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent for people with a sweet tooth.
Went on Saturday, was glad I booked.

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S
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It was a great overall but it was abit were they get confuse with the order

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SR
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great menu with an good choice of sweet treats including build your own. Attentive service too.

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s
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a lovely afternoon treat at Coro on our visit to Edinburgh. Cinnamon bun crepe and shortbread waffle were both extremely tasty and a good size portion. Really enjoyed it!

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C
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

My nieces loved it! Basic and no frills although staff were lovely

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m
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

After waiting for 35 mins one of the servers came over and apologized for the delay as the printer sometimes misses orders.
Food came quickly after that,not his fault but just a bit disappointing that's all.
the place its self was ok a bit cafey like nothing amazing sadly .
Food was nice but again not really wow so would not be a rush to go back.

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P
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Visiting from AZ. Easy to find. A chocolate lovers dream! Friendly service and great affordable loving Chocolate choices! A must when visiting! Peace Thank You!

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HD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 3rd or 4th time to Coro’s but wanted friends visiting Edinburgh to sample the delights of Coro’s. Got to say we weren’t left disappointed. Everyone loved it. One of my kids favourite places for waffles and crepes! Can’t wait to come back.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

I was far from satisfied after our visit. I expected a restaurant, whose servers knows how to look after their customers, how to give them good advice, but unfortunately, this was not the case.

In Edinburgh, I was always looking for a good hot chocolate as I haven't drank many good quality ones so far. I like dense chocolate and when I asked the server for advice when choosing from your menu, she said that the same chocolate as they use for Fondue, is the one, I should order. Instead of dense chocolate I have received a drinking chocolate I can get in Sainsbury's for half the price I have paid.

No water was offered to us, I consider it a must-do for any hot drinks, especially hot chocolate as it is really sweet, to have something to neutralise your tastes. Had to ask for it one server, which was too busy to notice us for quite a while. No napkin was provided with the drink. When I took out the spoon from the glass, whipped cream spilt over and ended on the table, and didn't have anything to wipe it with.

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