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San Churro Chocolateria, Glebe

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The first time I ate churros was at San Churro Chocolateria in Glebe with D in 2008. I remem­ber because it was the one year I spent at the University of Sydney before jump­ing ship. For no par­tic­u­lar reas­on, I’d not eaten authen­t­ic churros since (we tried baked churros at Oliver Brown once) until eight years on when I return coin­cid­ent­ally to the same shop in Glebe. It’s still there and it still looks the same.

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There are lot of new items on the menu, though, and this is the Classic Spanish ($5.95). It’s descrip­tion of being a thick and rich hot chocol­ate is an under­state­ment, though. It comes out steam­ing hot, and thick and rich enough to be eaten with a spoon like a chocol­ate cus­tard made of mol­ten blocks of chocol­ate.

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T goes for an Iced Coffee ($7.95) and is sur­prised by the fancy arrange­ment on a tray. The glass is layered with milk, espresso cof­fee and whipped cream, to be topped by the scoop of vanilla ice cream, and the pitch­er of milk. T quite enjoyed his cof­fee.

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This is the Crema Catalana ($12.95), served with mini cin­na­mon churros and vanilla ice cream.

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The chilled and baked vanilla creme was every bit as thick and vel­vety as prom­ised, and very deli­cious for dip­ping the churros into. I’m not usu­ally one for cus­tards — this was T’s pick — and was pleas­antly sur­prised at how much I enjoyed it.

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N and I have trouble nar­row­ing down what we want in their extens­ive menu, so we go back to basics and share Churros for Two ($14.95) with 6 churros and 2 pots of melted couver­ture chocol­ate.

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The churros are deli­ciously crispy on the out­side and pil­low soft on the inside, mak­ing them per­fectly sat­is­fy­ing. I always go in think­ing I prefer the dark chocol­ate to dip into, only to find myself going back for the milk chocol­ate, which is sweeter and without the bit­ter notes. I like my desserts sweet, after all.

I really quite enjoyed San Churro Chocolateria with its more var­ied menu than Max Brenner and Oliver Brown, so I must return more often than once every 8 years!

San Churro Chocolateria is loc­ated at 47 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037.