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Chocolateria San Churro Northbridge - 15 Feb 2012

Cuisine: Spanish
Location: Northbridge, James Street

Well it has been a long time since I first sampled the amazing Spanish dessert, churros, at Chocolateria San Churro in Fitzroy, Victoria. Back then, there were no such stores available in Western Australia but it’s good to see there are several locations now available. One of those is the newly opened Northbridge location which I decided to pay a visit to.

One of my work colleagues had gotten hold of a buy-one-get-one-free offer so I took a walk with an ex-colleague from the CBD. Pulling aside the large wide door, the inside is very spacious and has a completely different feel to the Fitzroy location which was much small, homely and cosy. Maybe it was just the cold weather – chocolate anything goes well in that weather. Over in sunny Perth, the air-conditioning was a welcome relief. Quite a relaxed atmosphere, I took a seat and had a look through the menu. I went with the churros for one and opted for the milk chocolate dipping sauce while my mate opted for the same but with dark chocolate.

Picture of churros - Spanish donuts dusted with icing and served with rich, thick, chocolate sauce

Churros - the Melbourne version

After a short while, 3 hot crispy straight churros were presented with cinnamon sugar and a bowl of chocolate sauce. Quite different from the version I had in Melbourne, where I was presented with 4 and were irregular in shape and dusted with icing sugar. It’s been a long time, but I think today’s version tasted quite different to that originally I had which was far tastier. This tasted a bit like the Brazilian churros I had at the Twilight Hawkers Market as part of the Eat Drink Perth 2011 event. Still tasty, the sugar fell off immediately once you picked the churros up but the sauce, was oh so wonderful! Even the dark chocolate sauce. The serving size is perfect giving you enough churros and chocolate sauce to mop up without feeling overwhelmed. My version in Melbourne was an effort to finish. I’m told the Fremantle and Hillary’s outlets are the best compared to the other outlets. Do you agree? Either way, I was satisfied. I also noticed in the display cabinet are truffles which I was tempted to get but I was a bit full up on chocolate. Plenty on the menu in terms of desserts and drinks, all centred around chocolate of course.

Chocolateria San Churro Food Review Summary

Verdict: Lovely Spanish doughnuts, although, tasted a bit different to what I remember them. Nonetheless, they went down nicely with all the delicious chocolate sauce. A bit pricey at $7.95 though, is the perfect serving size. A chocolate lover’s dream! Just watch out that you don’t spill any chocolate sauce over yourself.
Price: Reasonable
Taste: Great
Value: Good
Recommendation: Recommend

Chocolateria San Churro Restaurant Details

http://www.sanchurro.com/
Chocolateria San Churro Northbridge on Urbanspoon

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Chocolateria San Churro Northbridge - 15 Feb 2012, reviewed by Shaun on 2012-02-15T20:55:47+00:00 rating 3.5 out of 5
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