Chocolateria San Churro (Northbridge)
Decadence. That's all I can think when I make reference to the phenomenally delicious offerings that come forth from Chocolateria San Churro. And why wouldn't I think such a thing. This chain of dessert bars is one that has been sprung forth on the premise of Spanish roots and chocolate appreciation. It's offerings are rich and warm and coat your heart silkily while appealing to your soul.
When you go to San Churros (as the locals affectionately refer to it), you're engulfed by greed if you're anything like me. I am literally unable to decide when I scan the extensive menu before me; my eyes bugging wide while I excitedly stare down the display cases nearby that are loaded up with macarons, truffles and all other types of chocolate goods.
On this occasion, Jeremy and I have been stuffing our faces nearby at La Cholita and have decided to walk off our poochy bellies, only to be drawn in to the warm glow of this giant version of the other San Churros in Perth. We obviously left feeling despondent from our over eating but unable to really care because what we consumed was just so good.
Though Jeremy's trying to talk some sense into me about only ordering one thing, I'm drunk with the hope of chocolate. So it looks like a dessert and a hot chocolate each is happening. Hooray I win!
For my dessert, though I'm tempted by the churros, I decide to go for the Strawberry Bizcocho ($9.90). It's bright and diverse with a combination of layers and ingredients. Down the bottom you have the very fudgy chocolate cake which is coated in a river of chilled custard. On top of that is slices of fresh and sweet strawberries and a smothering of melted milk chocolate. And like all good desserts, there's a nice scattering of peanuts for that textural element.
It's pretty delicious! The custard is light and airy; and the milk chocolate is just the best thing ever. Especially when combined with the strawberries because there's no greater combination than chocolate and strawberry when it comes to the dessert world in my eyes.
Jeremy's dessert he's chosen is new on the menu and is pretty tempting! It's the Choc Banana Sundae ($9.90) with added strawberries ($3). It's basically like a banana split but San Churros style where the chocolate ice-cream and bananas are covered in melted milk chocolate for extra satisfaction. On top is a mound of whipped cream, peanuts and then three mini churros. I think I'm going to get this next time! I especially love the way the melted chocolate sets in the icecream like a homemade ice magic. Yes, this definitely has appeal. And those churros, well you'd expect this place if any, to get it right. And they do. The churros are crunchy and slightly doughy on the inside, cooked to a consistent golden brown throughout.
Choc banana sundae
For my drink, I choose a Peanut Butter Melt Couverture Hot Chocolate (around $5.50 from memory). Like Jeremy's dessert, this is a new addition to the menu. Think foamy and milky hot chocolate which you then stir in a choc-peanut butter spoon throughout for added taste. Sadly the hot chocolate isn't quite chocolatey enough (though I find the Spanish ones too rich for me), but because I'm a sick peanut butter fiend, I'm quite happy munching away at the spoonful.
Peanut butter melt hot chocolate
Jeremy's hot chocolate is the Hot and Cold (about $6ish). It's a Spanish hot chocolate that has a scoop of creamy, dreamy vanilla ice-cream dropped in to even out that rich taste. While the classic drink is too decadent even for me, this one is really spectacular and hits the spot. It's declared a winner by us both with great big grins.
Hot and cold
The motto at Chocolateria San Churro is sweeten thy soul. And I have to say, that one visit here, you really do feel like this is happening before your very eyes. It's an endless selection of treats that will appeal to anyone who has even a slight craving for chocolate.
For more information about Chocolateria San Churro visit them on their website.