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Choccobar

57-58 Lake Road | Quarry Rigg Shopping Parade, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DU, England
+44 15394 43712
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“churros” (127 reviews)
“panini” (60 reviews)
“chocolate drink” (21 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Cafe, Belgian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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57-58 Lake Road | Quarry Rigg Shopping Parade, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DU, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stumbled on this place by accident but so glad we did..reasonably priced and the desserts were amazing! All the staff were very helpful, even helping with seating arrangements as it was busy. Definitely a place to visit.

1  Thank ang d
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Choccobar is a great stop off through a busy day. They have a wide range of waffles, paninis, hot chocolates and ice cream. Their hot chocolate is just perfect and sitting inside watching the business outside is a lovely relaxing start or break in the...More

1  Thank keeleydebs
Mark and Radana T, Owner at Choccobar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your lovely comments & 5* review. We try to be a little different & we’re glad you noticed / mentioned this. 👍😀 Of course we’d love to see you again next time your our way. In th mean time keep spreading the...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited with overseas friends & enjoyed just as much as our first time. Lovely greeting from staff. Offered lots of samples to us & our friends who’d never been before. Had waffles, coffees & shakes this time. All outstanding. Our friends said the coffee was...More

2  Thank KevKing71
Mark and Radana T, Owner at Choccobar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for another lovely review 😉. It was great to see you all again & glad we lived up to your enthusiasm about us to your friends. We are often recognised for lovely waffles & indulgent hot chocolate so to read your comments about...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was our third trip here from Norfolk, and it is the first place that we head for on arrival. The owner remembers us each time and greets us fondly, between him and his attentive and polite staff we are made to feel very welcome...More

1  Thank Andrewmurdo
Mark and Radana T, Owner at Choccobar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for another lovely 5* review Andrew. 😀 To say we’re the first place you head to is a real pat on the back to the team & we will make sure they’re aware of you kind words. 😉 We get some great recomendations...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with my husband and little boy and loved it. Can recommend the amazing hot chocolates they do as well as the phenomenal waffles! My husband also loved the churros. So much choice and absolutely appeals to anyone with a sweet tooth. Customer service...More

1  Thank RossiAndShellyx
Mark and Radana T, Owner at Choccobar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a terrific review, thank you Rossi & Shelly. The hot chocolate & waffles are something special like you said but it’s always great to hear from our customers just how lovely you found them. We also appreciate your recommendation to other TA user 👍😉...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Place was easy to find and was a cosy setup. Staff were friendly and knew what they were talking about- in chocolate terms:) Waffles were delicious and toppings were fresh, could have easily eaten another!! Just wish I had a bigger stomach to try some...More

2  Thank sarah j
Mark and Radana T, Owner at Choccobar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review & pictures Sarah. 😀 some do find our waffles intimidating but both of you didn’t have any problems with yours. (Maybe an overload for you next time 😉😉) As for the bigger stomach it’s not something we encourage, we’re...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this place while having a wander up the Main Street. Our initial visit (and there were many over a week) saw us popping in for some hot chocolate. Ive never really experienced proper hot chocolate it would seem! The choices available will have...More

2  Thank Messtin112
Mark and Radana T, Owner at Choccobar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a terrific review & thank you for the great comment “DO NOT MISS THIS PLACE”. We appreciate the strong recommendation 😉👍 We took quite a few months trying to get the right recipe/method that allows us to keep such a thick, rich hot chocolate...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw this place advertised on Facebook and visited for the first time in February on a rainy day. Myself and partner opted for an original hot chocolate each, very rich but delicious, certainly not too much to handle! We tried a sample first and also...More

1  Thank Glamrock41
Mark and Radana T, Owner at Choccobar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you found us and thank you for the lovely, outstanding review. We’re in the service industry & always try our best to give great service, it’s always nice to be recognised for it though 😉👍 It sounds like we’ll be seeing you again soon...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best hot chocolate and waffles ever! It's a must if visiting bowness 👌 had the waffles with strawberries chocolate and cream! Would definitely recommend this place!More

Thank Marc M
Mark and Radana T, Owner at Choccobar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Marc for your great review & recommendation 😉👍 To say we have the best hot chocolate & waffles is a great pat on the back for effort we put in to crafting our own recipes, thank you again. We all hope to see...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best hot chocolate I've ever had, bar none. That's no insignificant level of praise coming from a guy who melts his own luxury chocolate into full fat milk on a stove when he's indulging at home. Nothing you'll have had from Costa, Starbucks, Druckers,...More

3  Thank Adam J
Mark and Radana T, Owner at Choccobar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow Adam what lovely comments thank you 😀 Even the chocolatier we use for our truffles can’t quite understand how we’ve managed to make such a luxurious hot chocolate drink. No powders or thickeners just great quality Belgian chocolates blended together in a method we...More

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KevKing71
20 February 2018|
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Response from Mark and Radana T | Property representative |
There is a small amount of on street parking in front of the shop on Lake Road (time limited 9 am - 6 pm to 1hr) There is also the pay & display car park next to the Royalty Cinema is @ 50m away (LA233BJ postcode for SAT... More
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lorilou-190
14 July 2017|
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Response from Mark and Radana T | Property representative |
Hi Lorilou, as Waynecook mentioned you don't need to book however as it's the school holidays we could be quite busy. To avoid any disapointment in having to wait we can & do take a limited number of reservations. If you... More
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Samantha G
26 August 2016|
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Response from Mark and Radana T | Property representative |
Yes we will accept a limited amount of reservations. Call us on 015394 43712 or contact us through our website or Facebook page.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 17:30
Monday
10:30 - 17:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 17:30
Thursday
10:30 - 17:30
Friday
10:30 - 17:30
Saturday
10:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57-58 Lake Road | Quarry Rigg Shopping Parade, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 43712
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Description
ChoccoBar is an independent, contemporary coffee shop & hot chocolate house offering all the usual coffee shop refinements with a few light bites, great cakes & gorgeous waffles. The similarity stops there! As you may realise from the name, ChoccoBar specialises in REAL Hot Chocolate but with a twist. Our chocolate is made continental style, thick & Indulgent. We use a blend of real Belgian chocolate without the use of any powders so its good all the way to the bottom. The 'twist' is that we also offer a wide range of flavour essences to add a unique dimension to your drinking experience. 'Chocolate to talk about' To find us: we're in the middle of Quarry Rigg Shopping Centre, just off Lake Road, Bowness. The neares public car park is by the cinema LA23 3 BJ 40m away from us or on street parking.
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