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