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Addictive, mysterious, an elusive beauty: no wonder the Aztecs believed it to be the food of the gods. Yes, chocolate, so revered that when it arrived in the new world Spanish monks alone were entrusted with its secrets. It was they who prepared paste from the cacao beans and marvelled at its curative powers. Five hundred years later, San Churro brings this tradition to Brunswick Street.
Step inside and you will find much to be tempted by, from the most delicate of hand-made chocolates to Spanish latte, desserts and ice-cream. For an authentic Spanish experience, order the hot chocolate spiced with cinnamon and chilli; it is nothing short of luscious and sinful. The namesake, churros
, is made to order: served hot, dusted with icing sugar, and with a chocolate dipping pot. If a mere morsel of black beauty is what you desire, try the Atzec, its hint of chilli heat will satisfy any yearnings. Overwhelmed? The chocolate tapas will resolve any dilemma.
Open late seven days a week, chocolate lovers will be satisfied. It’s easy to find. Simply look for the face of San Churro serenely gazing, content in the knowledge that his tradition continues.