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Published July 21st 2011
Upon arranging a coffee date with some girlfriends a few weeks ago, we ran into a few hiccups. A cold, wintry evening does not really entice one to enjoy an icy beer at the local pub and somehow the gelato place was off the agenda too: no amount of scarves or beanies could justify satisfying the sweet craving by scooping icy cold goodness into us. We needed warming goodness.
Solution: San Churro Chocolate Café. A chocolate café, chocolate store, and chocolate lounge, all in one. Chocoholics unite! There is heaven on earth!
The menu reads chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. I was overwhelmed with all the possibilities. I realised I had deprived myself of such a place and became determined to make up for such withdrawal.
Real chocolate shakes? Made from couverture chocolate and blended to create a bombshell of a blend? Chocolate and churros? Doughnuts with a difference? Served with a melting pot of chocolate for decadent dipping? Sweet things? Tarts? Brownies? Truffles? Tasting plates? Time was ticking and I just could not decide, there was just so many possibilities to please the chocolate appetite.
Ok, Spanish hot chocolate. The classic. And I did not look back. Nor did I hold back. This thing was wicked. Pure evil. My hands hardly had the chance to warm up around the mug before I had engulfed the entire thing.
My eyes lurked over to my girlfriends mugs and I peered curiously into them, sniffing out potential tasting of more chocolate. The Azteca (chilli and cinnamon) certainly did a good job of warming things up, and the Mint Magnifico was not overly powering so as to confuse myself with minties dipped in chocolate. Madrid Mocha had a smooth kick to it, but I was insanely jealous of the girl hiding in the corner: Hot Coco(nut) was being hugged by her mittens and the coconut syrup infusing the chocolate was met with ideal sufficiency in order to transport me to the Bahamas, or Mexico?
Go to their website to check out the full menu and opening hours.
Locations: Glebe, Miranda, Chatswood, Macarthur Square, Bondi and Parramatta.