While researching for my last post on dark chocolate, I found a website that really grabbed my attention. The website was about a specialty chocolate and coffee shop, called a chocolateria. The presentation of the website caught my eye. As I was reading, I was curious where this shop was and to my wonderful surprise, there was one in Perth! Actually, in Fremantle which is south of Perth. The shop was called San Churro. They specialise in the Spanish donut, ‘the churro’ and different chocolates. They serve coffee and the famous, Spanish hot chocolate. I was so excited that I could experience these Spanish delights here in Perth! There are other shop locations as well in Australia. The week after I found this website, I was meant to meet a friend in Fremantle for breakfast. I suggested we go there to try their coffee and churros. She knew exactly where it was and was pleased to say she had been there before and really enjoyed it.
It was Wednesday morning, when we met at 9am at San Churro on Market Street, Fremantle. The churros are made fresh on the premise. The aroma was filling the air as the morning churros were freshly being made. After we placed our order, we had a chance to look around the shop. There were different chocolates from all over the world.
The real bonus for me was the dipping options for the churros. Choices between white, milk and dark chocolate and the fourth option was “dulce de leche”. This brought back fond memories of my trip to South America, in particularly Argentina. This delicious caramel is like peanut butter is to the United States and vegemite is to Australia. We chose the dulce de leche and dark chocolate due to its health benefits.
There are also handmade chocolate truffles for the true chocolate connoisseur termed the “Coleccion Afrodisiaca” which translates to the Aphrodisiac Collection. There are unique flavours for a really special treat.
If you’re not in the mood for churros, there are different cakes, cookies, biscuits to choose from. And what really impressed me was they offered gluten-free, lactose-free, vegan, vegetarian and low-fat options.
So really, there seems to be something for everyone. We browsed through the shop items that offered various chocolates from different parts of the world. Great gift ideas for the chocoholic!
We sat down on a comfortable leather lounge at the side of the shop with a wooden coffee table to have our coffee and churros on. The coffee was one of the best cappuccinos I have ever had. The chocolate on top of the froth was their special shaved chocolate. That was a treat in itself.
I highly value presentation and service. San Churro gets a thumbs up from me in both areas as well as their products. A delightful experience I just felt I had to share.