We live a time where the definition of 'hot chocolate' has become a watery drink with a bit of milk and some vegetable-oil-thickened, sugar-sweetened cacao powder.
But it doesn't have to be like this.
Behold Chocolateria San Churro – a Spanish-themed South Bank café, where I had a dark chocolate mocha fit for an Aztec Queen.
To enter San Churro is to enter a dessert heaven of 100% purity. San Churro's couverture chocolates contain only 100% REAL cocoa butter. Its rich, velvety drinks contain only the finest-quality ingredients.
But why end at drinks? Most Spaniards get their daily chocolate hit by devouring 'churros con chocolate'. Churros are a long, lightly deep-fried Spanish take on doughnuts. Crisp, golden and dusted with cinnamon sugar, they are San Churro's signature dish.
San Churro is a shrine to the passion of chocolate and its warm decor exudes the feelings of friendship and relaxation central to Spanish culture.
Its long opening-hours and reasonable prices make it a fantastic place to catch up with friends or relatives, while the professional service and luscious menu will certainly impress that special someone.