I went to Canada a very long time ago. Three things about that trip have stayed with me after all these years: the extreme cold, the Niagara Falls and the taste of churros.
I have travelled a lot in my life and I've searched for these yummy mouth melting treats for what seems like forever now but no country or continent I've ever been to has been able to satisfy this particular craving.
I think more so because I didn't know what they were called and only had a visual memory of what they looked like.
So in Sydney talking to my Canadian friend, I as usual told her the three things I loved about Canada most, hoping she would know what I was talking about. Surprisingly enough for the first time someone got it and not only got it but also told me what they were called - 'CHURROS'. Ah, it was so good to finally have a word for this lifelong once eaten love.
I also recently just discovered one of the three things I loved about Canada wasn't even Canadian. Yes you guessed it right, Churros were made in Spain not Canada, kinda heart breaking. My friend had tried them while on holiday in Barcelona and that was one of her favourite things about Spain.
So as I typed in Churro's in Sydney, I was shocked and pleasantly surprised that very close to where I live there was a whole café dedicated to them called Chocolateria San Churro. It literally felt like a circle of life moment, I'm not even joking about this, I was beyond ecstatic. What further amazed me was that two of my other house mates had already tried it out and referred to them casually. So I had to go check it out.
This place is right next to the Broadway shopping mall, it's like a hidden gem. I visit Broadway shops almost every day and never could I have thought that it was right there. As we walked on Glebe Street, a street I haven't visited before I remember thinking this has to be the cutest little area ever. It's got so many tiny little cafes full of flavour and character. If I could be a professional food critic I would go visit almost every single restaurant and café on that street, that's how inviting and interesting they all looked.
Anyway so we finally entered Chocolateria San Churro and the décor was what fairy tales are made of. It was all chocolate brown and cute colourful chairs filled the place. This is a place children or people who are still young at heart ought to love, it's just a given. I wouldn't be surprised if someone played 'finding nemo' or any other classic animated movie in the background.
Now the real question is, were the churro's just as good as I remembered them? Or had I built them up in my head to be this amazing out of this world food that they actually weren't? Well with one nibble my question was answered, they were just as good and they were better. I LOVED EVERY SINGLE BITE and writing this article I honestly want to get some more.
Maybe I'm just a churro addict but I do feel the café was offering more than just churro's, it was offering an experience. For the minutes or hours we were there it was like being transformed into a chocolate fantasy world (I'm not even a sweet fan) and it was great.
So I highly recommend visiting Chocolateria San Churro if you are in Sydney, Melbourne or Perth. If not do it for me so you can say I ate what that girl online went on about for five very long minutes. Who knows maybe it might just become one of your favourite things about Sydney.