The Chocolate Tree

The Chocolate Tree
123 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4EQ
  • Telephone 0131 228 3144
  • Food served Mon–Sun 10am–7.30pm.
  • Average price £6 (lunch)
  • Email
  • Website www.choctree.co.uk
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The Chocolate Tree

Chocolate box-sized café packed with artisanal craft chocolates, cakes and ice-cream made with creativity and a social conscience.

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The Chocolate Tree serves up ethically sourced bean-to-bar chocolate in the heart of Bruntsfield. Chocolate comes in many forms here, whether as hot drinks, confectionery or ice-cream. In the winter, book the back room or grab the window seat to sit down and relax over a rich hazelnut or white choc, rose and vanilla hot chocolate. Summer is all about the gelato and ice-cream, either perched on the outdoor pavement seating or grabbing a cone to enjoy on Bruntsfield Links. There’s also cakes and baking if your sweet tooth isn’t sated by a thick, unctuous mug of hot chocolate, or check out all the chocolate-based products – ideal for gifts, cooking or to keep.

  • High point: Best dairy-free chocolate gelato in town
  • Low point: Limited seating
  • Notable dish: Hazelnut hot chocolate
  • Average price: £6 (lunch)
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  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables
  • Capacity: 12 (6 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 7
  • Open since: 2010

Reviews & features

How Scottish firm The Chocolate Tree developed a pioneering approach to chocolate-making

19 Jun 2014

Chocolatiers develop bean-to-bar chocolate making by sourcing quality, ethically sound cocoa beans

When the packaging of any chocolate bar posher than a Dairy Milk talks of ‘carefully selected beans’, ‘sustainable sourcing’ and ‘fair pay’ to cacao farmers, it isn't easy to pin down what these claims actually mean. For Ali & Friederike Gower of The…

Five things: The best Easter eggs in Scotland

24 Mar 2011

Some particularly special chocolate eggs for the discerning chocolate fan

Dark chocolate and raspberry from Coco of Bruntsfield One of a wide range of decadent eggs, this one is also filled with your choice of champagne truffles. Truffle from The Chocolate Tree As well as this swirly patterned design filled with…

Local Scottish artisan chocolatiers

17 Sep 2010

Cocoa Black, The Chocolate Tree, Oban Chocolate Co and more

Cocoa beans may not grow in Scotland, but the last decade has seen small, artisan chocolate makers spring up across the country. In this survey we take a particular look at examples of local influences in the ranges on offer.