I am a freelance writer from Perth who is passionate about food and loves exploring new and exciting places. My best trait is that I am honest...and my worst trait is that I am honest. I will provide reviews that are well thought out and fair.
For those of you who have not had a churro, I feel sorry for you, because everyone should experience the Spanish doughnut.
Everyone should experience watching a freshly fried churro being rolled in cinnamon and sugar. Everyone should experience taking that warm crunchy churro and dipping it in a pot filled with rich chocolate or caramel. Everyone should experience taking a bite of that churro and enjoying the crisp outside and the fluffy inside, the sweetness of the sugar and the richness of chocolate, the aftertaste of cinnamon. Mmmmm, you haven't lived until you have had a churro.
So, where does one head for a churro in Perth? How about Chocolateria San Churro? They are a franchise so you can find them in Northbridge, Leederville, Subiaco, Hillarys, Fremantle, even Rockingham and Mandurah if you live a little further out.
I went to the Leederville store, so my review applies to this particular store. I have been to this particular store multiple times before, as I like to take other people along so that they can experience it for themselves.
I always look at the menu with the intention of trying something new, and then I order the same thing that I always get: a serve of the churros ($7.95), which is three churros and a dipping pot of either white, milk, or dark chocolate or caramel. The churros are always good so I am certain that I will be sticking to the same order for years to come.
I do always try a different coffee though, so this means that I am not totally boring and that I can tell you about three different coffees! The flat white is enjoyable enough, although you may as well have a cappuccino instead since it comes with actual chocolate on top instead of powdered chocolate. It does not make the coffee takes mocha-ish, it is just a nice little treat on the top of the cup.
Don't be fooled by how awesome this macchiato looks...
I am a huge macchiato fan, however, I have to say that the macchiato at Chocolateria San Churro was kind of average. The coffee was a bit bitter, which leads me to think that the quality of beans is not that great. It tastes fine when you have a flat white or cappuccino, but with a macchiato (which is obviously stronger) it was not so great. The coffee is certainly not the best in Perth, but it is okay. There are plenty of chocolate beverages to try, but you would leave feeling pretty sickly if you gorged on churros and a hot chocolate.
So, I will keep on going back to Chocolateria San Churro as the churros are awesome, there is no denying that. However, the service leaves a little to be desired, as I have visited the cafe a few times and no one has been overly friendly to me. The coffee is decent and the location is good. The décor in the cafe is nice, and the whole place is always tidy. All in all it is a cute little café that is worth visiting. Chocolateria San Churro's specialties are spelt out in the title: chocolate and churro. Mmmmmmm.
Asten your writing is so evocative that I'm practically dribbling over my laptop. I love churros, but the best I can do is a stand at a food market in London, and even then I try not to let myself be tempted as they're so naughty, but also so deliciously nice. However we don't have the luck of a choice of three dipping sauces.