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  • Desserts, Cafes & Coffeehouses
  • 228 7th Ave, Brooklyn NY11215 40.670232 -73.979161
  • (Btwn 3rd & 4th St)
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  • (718) 499-4080
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User Ratings (Based on 21 reviews)

3.455
Food 3.6 Value 3.0
Service 3.3 Atmosphere 3.8

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(718) 499-4080
Website:
www.cocoabarnyc.com
Notes:
Major Credit Cards
Hours:
Sun-Thu: 8am-11pm Fri-Sat: 8am-1am
Serves:
Lunch
Features:
Open Late, Outdoor Dining, WiFi, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out

User Reviews

  • Cocoa Bar

    Posted by regular on 06/11/2010

    great vibe

    Cocoa bar is an oasis of chill. Mellow music, decent coffee, aesthetically pleasing staff, and a great back yard area. This is the place in park slope to go if you have a writing deadline, very laptop friendly and they make delicious sandwiches so no need to leave for lunch. Always a diverse, multigenerational, friendly collection of patrons.

  • Cocoa Bar

    Posted by cocoa Slope on 07/22/2008

    Not worth it

    Their chocolates are yummy, but the rest of the place is such a disaster that, even though a half block away, I prefer to walk a mile to other area chocolate shops. Not worth dealing with the people that work there and lack of quality of their other items.

  • Cocoa Bar

    Posted by female on 07/01/2008

    horrible

    Cocoa bar has limited, mediocre desserts and coffee. Overpriced and, most of all, extremely arrogant slow staff. So rude, I'll never go back!

  • Cocoa Bar

    Posted by Sloper on 06/12/2008

    Never again!

    This place used to be nice when it first opened. They have to get a new staff! They are repeatedly obnoxious and I will never return. I have tons of specific examples of their rudeness, but won't bore you. Also, in the past year, every dessert and chocolate I liked went away and they hardly have anything anymore. It looks bare.

  • Cocoa Bar

    Posted by William on 01/07/2008

    if all the moms disappeared...

    When I go in for my morning coffee at 8, I see bright eyed employees. When I return at 8 pm, THE SAME PEOPLE ARE THERE. Still bright eyed. That's so strange. Then the next day, they're there again. I think the same 5 people are just there all the time and never leave. Also, the moms breast-feeding in the back room make things a little awkward. The music gets really annoying if you're there a lot. The espresso drinks I've had are amazing, and the chocolates, though overpriced, are good as well. They no longer carry the chocolate covered figs, which is weird. I guess I am really half and half about this place. I'm in love with the cute/hip staff and the sometimes organic coffee. I wish they didn't charge you for a full pound of loose coffee beans when they actually weigh out much less. Just ignore the screaming infants, the breast-feeding moms, the music, and enjoy the seemingly rigorous process required in making your espresso drink (they time things and grind things and push lots of buttons... it looks crazy)

  • Cocoa Bar

    Posted by cocoa on 11/06/2007

    downhill

    I've been going here for 1.5 years, being that I live down the street. I went from going almost every day to maybe once a month. Everytime I go there now, I wish I didn't. Mainly, it's the workers; slow with attitude. Sometimes they think they're so cool, it just comes off as rude. The desserts are okay but the coffee is terrible.

  • Cocoa Bar

    Posted by Anonymous on 11/04/2007

    It's a shame

    I've been here a few times now, and I'm constantly amazed by the good reviews. While I'll admit that their chocolates are just fine, I've never had a decent dessert or a decent espresso drink at this establishment. The first time I went there, my latte had been so steamed that the milk had curdled. Not that it mattered, but the espresso tasted burnt. The second time I came back, the red velvet cake was dry and flavorless. The third time that I returned, the double chocolate cake was also flavorless, and so dense that it could have been used to hammer nails into walls. I will say, however, that the staff seemed extremely friendly. Also, the atmosphere is nice and actually pretty chill. Overall, if they would fix their dessert issues, I'd probably visit again.

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