Coro the Chocolate Café
- Telephone 0131 225 4477
- Opening times Mon–Sun 10am–9.30pm.
- Website www.corochocolate.co.uk
You could stop off at Coro for a soup and sandwich lunch – both are tasty enough and plenty of people do – but you’d be missing the point. This is the place for a chocolate fix. Forget the exclusive chocolatiers offering trays of finely crafted confectionery, this sweet spot reminds people that chocolate should be fun. Each morning they melt their dark, milk and white Belgian chocolate and spend the rest of the day encouraging customers to swirl it, pour it and dip things into it. Waffles, crêpes and chocolate fondues are all big sellers, along with hot shots of liquid chocolate served up with chilli, paprika or ginger. There’s also a long list of milkshakes, cakes and sundaes and, if you’ve got room, you can design your own handmade chocolate bar. They host children’s parties too, but this place is really kids’ stuff for grown-ups – and with this second branch's late opening hours (the original cafe is on Howard Street), there's no excuse not to get your chocolate on.
- Provides: Children's high chairs