San Churros is located just outside Westfield Woden Shopping Centre. It is a great location to enjoy a chocolate fix with friends, have a treat with your kids or enjoy a dessert after going to the cinemas or restaurants nearby.
This San Churros is the only outlet in the ACT at the time of writing, however there are 47 others across the country. I had never been to one before, although I had noticed it on trips to Woden Shopping Centre in the past - anything that involves chocolate is always noticed.
A handy Dessert Restaurant in the evening, located near the cinema's. Source: San Churro Facebook
A chance meeting in the shopping centre with a friend was the perfect opportunity to get inside and experience this delicious looking dessert restaurant for myself. Neither of us had been inside before and we were impressed with the size, colourful and large murals on the walls, custom made orange pendant lights, eye catching decorations and menu board. It was an inviting place to walk into - perfect for a chat and chocolate combo!
There is no shortage of colour and things to look at inside San Churro. Source: San Churro Facebook
We were shown to our seats and then had the hard task of picking from the menu of churros, cakes, cheesecakes, share plates, ice creams, sundaes as well as fairtrade coffee, real hot chocolate, milkshakes and smoothies. With so much to choose from we were drooling over the pictures on the menu.
We were unsure of the ordering protocol, however we were told the waitress would take our order, then leave a receipt for us to pay at the end.
The cakes and cheesecakes looked like artworks, however quite large, so we decided to share a Toblerone Tango Cheesecake and see how much that filled us up. It was smooth, delicious and plated with cream, melted chocolate and a dark chocolate swirl.
With such a colourful, festive atmosphere inside, I knew that it would be a fun place to bring our daughter, perhaps with a couple of friends for a birthday celebration. On the menu was a $4.95 kids size churros where kids under 12 can dip them into melted chocolate then sprinkles.
I signed her up to the Birthday Club, where on her actual birthday (or the day before or after) she would receive a sharing plate of churros for two valued at $14.95, for free. What a shame that I would have to be there too, to share it with her.
Free Birthday Club Churros for two. Source: San Churro Website
San Churros is a dessert restaurant which has a big following around Australia. Most people who love chocolate like the idea of a place dedicated to chocolate and having so much choice all in the one place.
We visited at a quiet time with only a few other diners, however if you visit after the movies on a Friday or Saturday night, I imagine it would be a busier venue, as it closes at midnight. The rest of the week it closes at 10pm.
When you leave, it is hard to walk past the colourful and decadent take-home chocolates and goodies on offer. After such a rich and enjoyable dessert there, it is tempting to share the love and buy some chocolate as gifts (or for yourself!). It is very hard to leave empty handed - I couldn't.