A warm welcome to Scotland’s chocolate capital!
Cocoa Black in the Scottish Borders is a must-visit stop-off for international chefs, celebrities, royals and blissed-out chocolate lovers from around the world, attracted to the gorgeous creations of UK World Chocolate Master Ruth Hinks. It’s also a beloved favourite with local families and visitors who love the friendly Cocoa Black ambience, personal service and wonderful cakes and treats.
France is famous for its patisserie, Vienna for its coffee houses, Germany for its Kaffee und Kuchen – but Peebles? A quiet Border town on the River Tweed, well away from the city bustle of Edinburgh? Once, Cocoa Black was one of Scotland’s best kept secrets. Now it’s firmly on the map, and looking forward to your visit!
Looking for a special gift for the chocolate lover in your life?
In our gift range, you’ll find award-winning selection boxes, unique chocolate bars, Parisian-style chocolate handbags, and other enticing chocolate delights. Our popular chocolate boxes can be sent in the post, while more delicate gifts need to be picked up from the Chocolate Boutique.
Not sure what to choose? Ask our friendly staff! And find out about our gift vouchers, chocolate and pastry classes and other offerings to make every chocolate lover and home cook’s heart beat faster.
Looking for an afternoon tea treat to enjoy at home?
A delectable dessert for evening? Or a wee indulgence just for you! (We won’t tell.) Our social-distance-friendly Click & Collect app lets you order in advance and save time.
Specials include our personalised celebration cakes, patisserie, vegan and gluten-free desserts, and beautiful macarons. Some of our confections are too delicate to send in the post, so for the full range, go Click and Collect.
Chocoholics should make a beeline for this friendly café, where exquisite cakes will satisfy any cacao-focused cravings.
#1 on my bucket list.
Two official Royal visits? That’s something special.
My favourite place in the whole world.
Our eyes bulged at the sight of brightly coloured sweet gems of every flavour imaginable.
Ruth Hinks is a phenomenon, and chocolate is her life and passion. Cocoa Black is a beautiful building perched on the bridge by the river. It’s home to the world-famous Chocolate & Pastry School, where professional chefs come to train with international star chocolatiers, and ambitious home bakers learn chocolate craft skills beyond their wildest dreams.
And down below is the Chocolate Boutique, where you can enjoy some of the most delicious chocolate and patisserie in the world. From decadent hot chocolates to delicate macarons to exquisite cakes and petits fours, single origin bars and colourful confections, you’ll find your bliss at the patisserie counter.