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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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Overview
  • Excellent89%
  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“waffles” (334 reviews)
“churros” (146 reviews)
“chocolate drink” (34 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
57-58 Lake Road | Quarry Rigg Shopping Parade, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was recommended by a friend to try and oh my thank goodness we did nicest hot chocolate iv ever ever had!! I had the thick one my partner had traditional one , I'm still drooling nothing will ever compare to this and the owner is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank nicandian2015
Mark and Radana T, Owner at Choccobar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Nic and Ian we always like to read a great review from someone who’s visited us on the back of a freinds recommendation. It means we’ve done a good job 1st round & are still doing a good job for when you visited....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in here primarily for a sitdown on a cold morning, particularly as we were feeling “tea’d out”. I ordered a cafe latte for my wife and a large hot chocolate for myself. It was at this point I realised how seriously this place...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Hairgone_Ronay
Mark and Radana T, Owner at Choccobar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a terrific & enthusiastic review, thank you. You describe what we do pretty well & as we know our chocolate is a little unique compared to what the nation is used to, we always offer a free sample so we can ‘customise’ your choice....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited after seeing the amazing reviews on here. The chocolate milkshake was to die for and waffle fresh, crispy and delicious, however I felt £6.50 was a bit pricey. A nice cafe, particularly great for those with a sweet tooth!More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 164sallyo
Mark and Radana T, Owner at Choccobar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Sally for your great comments & as the Chocolate milk shake is made with actual chocolate & not a syrup or powder, we also think they’re pretty special too! Sorry to read you thought our waffles were a little pricey. When we’re compared...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived we were greeted by really friendly staff! We ordered coffee lattes and bagels followed by churros. All were devine! We were even offered to try a sample of the hot chocolate which was amazing and rich! Thanks very much! Would definitely reccommend...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Demi B
Mark and Radana T, Owner at Choccobar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Demi for your 5* review & comments. We try to make every visitor to ChoccoBar feel welcome & the whole team enjoy what they do which is always a good sign 😉. Thank you again for the recomendation & we look forward to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being Gluten Free means I usually have to compromise whenever I am out for food but that was certainly not the case at ChoccoBar! All of their Waffles are Gluten Free (amazing) which meant fuss free ordering which already made me love this place, then...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank SallyD1359
Mark and Radana T, Owner at Choccobar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Sally for your terrific & enthusiastic review. We’ve got a great reputation for our waffles & have been trying for well over 2 years & many many recipes to create a GF waffle. Especially one that was / is a match for our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've never tasted hot chocolate so good before 😍 Amazing service today & this place is spotlessly clean! If you're in the lakes then you must visit 👍More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Lishka4
Mark and Radana T, Owner at Choccobar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

“Amazing” review, thank you Adam 😃 We only use Belgian chocolate to create our original recipe hot chocolate & is exactly that, HOT (Space) CHOCOLATE & not chocolate flavoured hot milk. Thank you also for your cleanliness comments. The team work hard to maintain what...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dropped in on a very cold day and received a warm welcome, we were offered a taste of the hot chocolate and we both plumped for the normal strength. The superb chocolate was served with a small bowl of fruit and fresh cream and a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank JONJONABERDEEN
Mark and Radana T, Owner at Choccobar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the 5* rating Jon. We appreciate your “superb chocolate” comment as we literally melt chocolate to create a rich smooth drink that you both enjoyed, it’s always nice to know we’re still hitting the mark! We appreciate your not on...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visit but definitely not my last! Lovely little cafe, with friendly helpful staff. I had my dog with me, when I asked if he was allowed in they said it was fine as I was the first person that morning (10.30am opening). They told...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 178beccah
Mark and Radana T, Owner at Choccobar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you ‘Beccah for your lovely comments about your first visit to ChoccoBar. We always try to be considerate to all so we appreciate you asking about bringing in dog to the shop. Reading your comments about our hot chocolate & waffles were already looking...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I love this place but now my wife can enjoy their waffles as they are all made gluten free. Friendly helpful staff and of course wonderful foodMore

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank toffeefan36
Mark and Radana T, Owner at Choccobar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5* review. We’ve taken a while to get a great GF waffle recipe to work as good as our original recipe but now we have we’re hoping to see a lot more comments like yours about how those with specific dietary...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Heard so many fab reviews about this place but as my day off is a Tuesday & this is the day they close it's been hard for me to get here - so came on my week off & boy was it worth the wait...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank nicmac1405
Mark and Radana T, Owner at Choccobar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your great comments. It’s always a great pat on the back to the team when someone as determined to get to us as you’ve been leaves us such a terrific review. We hope you manage to see us again - in the...More

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Robert T
29 November 2018|
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Response from Mark and Radana T | Property representative |
Hi Robert, sorry in the delayed reply only just seen the question. Yes we’ll be open on the 24th Dec. We will be closing early & as yet we’re still a little undecided as to weather we’ll be closing at 3:00, 3:30 or... More
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marcbI1040RC
13 May 2018|
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Response from Mark and Radana T | Property representative |
Hi Marc, Thanks for asking this question. Thank Julie for attempting to answer but it’s not quite right. We're happy to accept dry dogs into the premises all that we do ask is that anyone coming in with a dog gives us a... 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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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 17:00
Monday
10:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 17:00
Thursday
10:30 - 17:00
Friday
10:30 - 17:00
Saturday
10:30 - 17:00
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 3BJ 40m away from us or on street parking.
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