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Posted by Anonymous on 10/08/2006
Just be ready to share. The desserts are huge and rich. I'm not sure what happened that the person below didn't feel they could look at the display case. That certainly hasn't happened when I've been there.
Posted by villager on 08/09/2006
Amazing neighborhood, amazing ambiance, amazing chocolate products and cakes, amazing garden, and amazing coffee! freakin amazing!
Posted by Anonymous on 07/19/2006
My experience seems similar to Redbird, rather awkward. I was told that if I was dining in I must sit down and could not look at the display case but if I was taking out I could absolutely not sit down anywhere. When I requested a cup of coffee to go with the treats I was rudely informed that they do not have brewed coffee only espresso. The vibe was unpleasant. The chocolates aren't good enough to endure another trip.
Posted by ingrid23 on 06/19/2006
I am suprised by the last comment since i've been told they get a lot of their products from baked and two little red hens by the staff themselves, without me even asking. Anyway- why would you ask a place where they get their products from? That's kind of a weird question to ask considering they sell it at that particular cafe...i don't think its a secret- maybe the person you asked just didn't know. Table service can be a little slow on busy, busy nights - but hey, i go to relax there so what's the rush? Good things are worth waiting for. Cocoa bar is a must try - fresh, friendly and unique.
Posted by redbird on 06/05/2006
I was thrilled that a coffee/chocolate/wine shop was opening on Seventh Ave, as there wasn't anything like it before. I've been there close to ten times, half of them sitting in and half to go, and have more often than not gotten a weird vibe from staff. It's one thing for drinks to be slow - I appreciate that a good espresso drink takes a few minutes, being a former cafe worker myself - but the service feels unusually slow and disjointed. The table service policy when sitting down seems a bit awkward and forced for a cafe. It also seems to be a bit overpriced. And the fact that they are hesitant to reveal the source of their baked goods is somewhat disturbing. In the first place, I like to know from where my goods are coming, and in the second place, I think sharing information like that is a way of bonding and strengthening the community of independent shops and restaurants in Brooklyn. Which is a good thing. All that said, the goodies are quite good. My favorite things are the hot chocolates - esp mint - with the homemade marshmallow and the Valhrona chocolate cake.
Posted by chocoholic on 04/19/2006
I love this place! Awesome drinks, amazing desserts, great atmosphere and super friendly staff. a must visit when in Park Slope!
Posted by Anonymous on 04/13/2006
When making plans for an evening out in Park Slope, Cocoa Bar is always my first suggestion. The wine is wonderful, the desserts are orgasmic, and the atmosphere is casual but classy. If you just want to sit and talk, there are couches and chairs and tables and a very nice garden. But if you want to be entertained, there are various boardgames set aside for communal use. Wine and Scrabble is my perfect evening. Add the cabernet pear tart, and I'm in heaven.