While many of Adelaide's growing dessert bars have an Asian influence, Chocolate Taperia is one with a distinct difference. Specialising in chocolate and churros, Chocolate Taperia draws it's inspiration from Spain, Mexico, and Latin American delights.
From the moment you walk inside it's hard not to be blown away by just how stunning this late night spot it. The large pink window outside does well to disguise this cosy hideaway. Every inch of this place has been carefully designed. Regardless of whether you're sitting in a romantic booth or a table in the middle of the room, you still feel like you've picked a secluded spot. Saying this, the booths could do with being a tiny bit comfier.
Stephanie Timotheou has already been singing the praises of their Churros and Ignacio Cake, but there's plenty more where they came from. Crema Catalana is already quite a well known dish, but why not try something different like the Cafetal, an espresso and white chocolate mousse, or the bunuelos, Mexican patries with fennel syrup and fresh cream.
It's a unique menu amongst Adelaide's dessert bar scene, and one that may not instantly appeal to everyone. It's not a simple rehash of chocolate, waffles, and crepes that many 'chocolate' centric spots are into. Try sampling different things across the menu, you'll likely find ones that aren't to your taste, and ones you absolutely love.
Chocolate Taperia are still relatively new, and they seem to be buzzing every night, but even if they seem all filled up they'll still try to find you a spot. Even if you're not popping in for dessert it's worth coming in for a catch up over one of their deliciously smooth hot chocolates.
They're open late 7 days a week, so pop in and try something different.
Have you ever tried the Churros from the 'Churroz' van? This was stationed for a while, outside the Adelaide City Council building, alongside an organic coffee concession called: 'Little Seeds - Organic Street Coffee Bar'. I would run past, on my way to the bus stop, heading to work, and grab a coffee, but never having heard of Churros, was curious as to the van next to the coffee bar, so they gave me a Churro to try. Well, oh my lord. Light or what.
Next, the Churroz van was spotted on Hindmarsh Sq. apparently an initiative sponsored again by the Adelaide City Council, promoting Bicycles SA or cycling or something along those lines. Had to try those Churros again, so off I went into the city one day, first stop Hindmarsh Sq. with eating partner in tow. We ate our mains from the van in front, which had Haloumi wraps. Oh they were good too, but it was the Churros we were really there for! Yum. I'm sold. We had dessert and lunch on the grass on Hindmarsh Sq. and finished with a coffee at the lunchroom (which I promptly wrote about). What a wonderful day. Any place with Churros then, I'm in.