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Cocoa Black Chocolate & Pastry School

3 Cuddy Bridge | Peebles, Peebles EH45 8JB, Scotland
+44 1721 723764
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3 delightful hours spent making cakes in the pastry school

I visited in September for a gluten free cake making class. What a most enjoyable morning. There... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Annette C
Coffee stop

Very good quality coffee being served and the cake selection was amazing. I had the rhubarb and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Frances M
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Run by UK World Chocolate Master & UK Confectioner of the Year, Ruth Hinks, Cocoa Black offers a wide range of Chocolate & Pastry classes suitable for all levels of experience. As one of Europe's leading Chocolate and Pastry schools, we teach our students using the very best ingredients and equipment in our purpose-fitted kitchen.
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3 Cuddy Bridge | Peebles, Peebles EH45 8JB, Scotland
+44 1721 723764
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited in September for a gluten free cake making class. What a most enjoyable morning. There were 6 of us in the class. We were well supervised and helped with our techniques. We were given the recipes and our 3 different cakes to take...More

Thank Annette C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good quality coffee being served and the cake selection was amazing. I had the rhubarb and custard crumble cake which was a slice of heaven. Friendly staff and very clean. Was very busy so we couldn't sit for as long as we wanted as...More

Thank Frances M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The drinks and snacks are amazing but the manager behind the counter is awful. We are frequent visitors and have seen her berate the staff and also talk down to customers ordering. As locals to Peebles we visit for the products but always leave disappointed...More

1  Thank Muiriethon
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Wow what a selection ! What to have they all look amazing! Coffee great and the cake was truly a treat! The coffee shop so clean . Friendly service throughout. Lots of goodies to purchase to take away.

Thank ggtothegirls
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Visited for coffee and cake very good Lots of lovely cakes to chose from, and gifts to buy.Plenty variety in coffees and hot chocolate.Staff very attentive.Will be back.

Thank perthmary
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

If you are in the vicinity and ever get the chance, I urge you to go to Cocoa Black for a class. We made macarons; and I was blown away by Ruth's professionalism and interest. The class was well structured, the recipes easy to understand...More

Thank Robyn S
Reviewed 10 October 2017

My daughter and I went to one of the half day chocolate making courses (her treat - thank you Clare) and my goodness, what fun it was. Left with a feeling of chocolate overload (in a good way) and confidence to make chocolates at home....More

Thank lizq52
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Best coffee in Peebles, incredible patisserie , and amazing cholcolates. This lovely shop is also a school for those who love to make pastries and chocolates. It was verry busy when we were there and we went twice. We noticed many locals comimg out of...More

Thank 45lovetravel45
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Have done 2 cake making classes with Ruth Hinks. It's baking made easy and results almost guaranteed. Highly recommend her classes. Great fun and well organised and you get to take your produce home. My friends who were invited to consume the cakes were all...More

Thank Mags R
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Very impressive story to find in Peebles, bet the classes are fab. What we had was gorgeous however the coffee shop, sitting area was in desperate need of upgrading. Seats very worn, skirtings very dirty. Best to keep the look up to the standard of...More

Thank lornadempsey
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Response from _gordon_anderson1 | Reviewed this property |
There is a mini rounabout at the west end of the high street and its about 200 yards over the bridge when turning right from the mini rounabout.