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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
“churros” (132 reviews)
“chocolate drink” (32 reviews)
“nutella waffle” (14 reviews)
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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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1 - 10 of 938 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited last Saturday afternoon after reading the reviews on line. Well we were not disappointed. I asked for a piece of gluten free brownie and had a lovely conversation with I think would have been the owner. He kindly told me that they were...More

1  Thank cmseasman1
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went here mainly for the waffles but had the bacon and brie panini as well. The bacon was good and thick with lots of brie. The waffles were excellent, just the right size that they don't get too sickly. There are plenty of options of...More

1  Thank frankie322015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little chocolate bar in the centre of Bowness. Very modern yet warming decor. Staff very welcoming and helpful. We had a coffee and some churros,both were excellent.just what we needed on a chilly day. Highly recommended, will look forward to visiting again one day.More

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

Thank you Philip for your kind comments & recommendation, they’re always apprciated 😀 Glad to read about our coffee, often overshadowed by our hot chocolate so makes a welcome change. Keep spreading the word & we look forward to seeing you again next time you’re...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited here last year we made a point of returning to enjoy again the amazing waffles at Choccobar ! The combination of light fluffy waffles, sweet sauces, fruit and delicious ice cream ( coconut being my personal favourite ) along with the friendly service...More

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

Always great to see returning visitors & reading your terrific comments. It means we’ve made a great impression & maintained it over your visits. Thank you for taking the time to leave your reccomendation & see you again 😀😉👍

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me just say, that since returnng to the USA, I've not stop talking about this most excellent Chocobar! Best I've ever been too! Best hot chocolate, with elderflower cordial, delucious "Churros" from Spain and hot dark chocolate sauce to dip them in! Can' t...More

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

Wow, what terrific comments, thank you Magda. We’ve obviously made an impression & we appreciate you taking the time to write your words here. It does make a difference using real Belgian chocolate & natural essences, oils & infusions to flavour the experience. It took...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place. The owner is a really lovely friendly man who bought over my (teething, unhappy) toddler some strawberries to munch while we ordered. The kind of service you just can’t get in a chain. He is passionate about the quality of his food and...More

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

Thank you Lorri for your enthusiasm & terrific comments. We try to make everyone feel happy with their ChoccoBar experience, no matter what age. The Cookies waffle is a substantial waffle to take on, Overlaoding it with the same - WOW! Glad you enjoyed &...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a waffle and coffee after seeing all the good reviews. The coffee was ok but not as good as what you would get from an actual cafe. Waffles were nice but nothing particularly special about them.

Thank RichV1
Mark and Radana T, Owner at Choccobar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your interesting comments. We always appreciate criticisms as it allows us to improve what we do.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today with my husband and daughter - just a quick pit stop for my daughter to have some lunch. Staff are very friendly, service is quick and the food is yummy - I had the Nutella, cream and strawberry waffle - I definitely couldn’t...More

2  Thank Sbf16
Mark and Radana T, Owner at Choccobar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great comments, thank you. The Nutella waffles we do are probably th most filling & could easily be shared by someone just wanting a light bite. Take one on for yourself & they’re a meal in they’re own right 😉 Glad you all enjoyed &...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can only agree with what other people have already said. The waffles are gorgeous. The cake is lovely but could maybe do with some cream. The hot chocolate is very rich but delicious. Not the cheapest but definitely the best.More

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

Thank you Andy for your enthusiasm & great comments. We know our chocolate isn’t the “cheapest” out there & we’re starting to have a few try to copy us but glad you followed up with your “definitely the best” comments as it’s genuine Belgian chocolate,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went along for an early lunch today & enjoyed it. Coffees were good. I got the bacon, cranberry & brie panini which was decent - lemon meringue waffle which my girlfriend got was a bit special & not a waffle topping I've seen anywhere else.

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

Thanks Ryan for the great comments. Glad you both enjoyed & the “special” comments re your lady’s waffle was nice of you to say. 😀 We hope to see you both again 👍😉

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Marc B
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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lorilou-190
15 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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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, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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