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“Great service and good vegan / dairy-free options”

Oban Chocolate Company
Ranked #1 of 2 Dessert in Oban
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery
Reviewed 1 September 2013

A lovely cafe, and was always very busy when we passed by. We had a dairy-free hot chocolate, a range of around 7 dairy-free chocolates, and a fantastic dark chocolate fondue with strawberries and banana slices (instead of strawberries and shortbread). Was great as vegans to be able to enjoy some dairy-free chocolate luxuries.

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Reviewed 1 September 2013 via mobile

We visited here 3 times on our week in Oban, sampling a variety of hot chocolates, cakes etc. absolutely gorgeous! Lovely atmosphere but can be hard to find a seat!!

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Reviewed 31 August 2013

Spacious, airy cafe with large windows giving a decent view. Nothing savoury on offer but then that's probably not why you're there! Nice range of truffles, there's a selection plate of 4 or 6 which is a good way to try them with tea/coffee/hot chocolate. No water-only hot chocolate on offer which is a shame if you're a purist. Ice creams available too.

Didn't bother me but a few of the staff could be a bit more cheery. I was in the Ardbeg cafe a few days later and noticed the contrast.

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Thank Kevin W
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chocobellsy, Owner at Oban Chocolate Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2013

Thank you for your review of our café although we are slightly intrigued about your comment that we don't offer a water only hot chocolate (we weren't aware that this is what 'purists' are after). We offer a superb range of single origin hot chocolates ranging in cocoa content from 37% to 71% and as they are made with chocolate and steamed milk only, and are a really chocolatey hit. Perhaps this is something you could try next time you visit!

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Reviewed 29 August 2013

We were in desperate need of a coffee or suchlike and we had been recommended to visit this cafe. The smell of the coffe and chocolate is wonderful and the relaxed seating (a mix of sofas and harder chairs) provides a pleasant ambience. There is a great selection of coffees , chocolates and teas and an adequate selection of eats. There seemed to be no organisation at the counter where the orders were taken and customers did not appeared to be being served in order. We then had to wait quite some time for our order to be delivered to our table. When it arrived, everything was delicious. Super product but please sort out the service !

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Thank Margaret D
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chocobellsy, Owner at Oban Chocolate Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2013

Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed our lovely cakes, chocolates and drinks and thank you for your positive comments.
In reference to our service we do indeed have a system at our counter - in a café as busy as ours it would be difficult not to! However, if one table simply orders a couple of milkshakes and another orders a pile of cakes, waffles hot chocolates and coffees, the former will inevitably get served before the latter as there is less preparation required. Our products are all made fresh to order and we think this is a good thing!
Hopefully this helps explain why you might have thought that you weren't served fast enough and we hope to see you in the café again soon.

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Reviewed 28 August 2013

ace they even made our wedding cake,and read the window quips they're hilarious! OH and forget the calories or go for a walk

Thank Scott S
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