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Chocolate cake at San Churros – Subiaco

I met up with Aimee at San Churros last week. The store was not too busy mid-Friday afternoon and the place had a very relaxed and pleasant vibe with people sitting alone reading the paper, or doing some work on a laptop in the window. I like places that are suitable for lone rangers to go and chill out.

I was slightly hesitant to meet at San Churros at first because although the churros there are well made (light and crisp), they are just not something I particularly like. I can’t stomach the hot chocolates at San Churros either, they are WAY too rich for my tastes. I don’t like to waste caloric intake on unhealthy foods that I don’t *really* want, however, Aimee assured me the cakes were delicious.

For my drink, I opted for a mint tea, as I wanted something warm and refreshing that didn’t have chocolate in it and I do not drink coffee. The tea was lovely and had a strong mint flavour.

Here is the latte that Aimee (with lovely hands) ordered – the bottom layer is sweet condensed milk, you mix it into the drink yourself, which is part of the fun!

I ordered what I think was called the Big Fat Chocolate Cake. I was taken aback when they asked what chocolate sauce I wanted with the cake. Does chocolate cake ever need chocolate sauce!? The friendly guy behind the counter suggested dark chocolate and although I was hesitant to add more chocolate into the mix, I tried it and it did taste pretty good with the cake. The cake was very moist, icing was also tasty (not overly sweet) and it wasn’t too rich – somehow I managed to eat just over half of the slice.

Water was a necessessity in spacing out mouthfuls of chocolatey cake. I usually carry bottled water with me to restaurants in case they do not provide it / only provide one glass / there is poor service but I was pleasantly surprised to find free self-serve water in the corner of the cafe. Beware of drinking too much water though, there is no toilet in the cafe and the nearest one is a little trek around the block.

The last time I visited San Churros, I had both a hot chocolate AND a plate of churros to share with someone, which resulted in major regret and sugar coma without much taste payoff because the chocolate overload becomes samey very quickly. I’m really glad that this time, neither of those items were part of my experience. I’m not in a hurry to go back because I rarely go out for cake, but if I wanted to indulge, I would consider it. I’d need someone to share the cake with though ;)

There is a growing number of San Churros in Perth – Fremantle, Subiaco, Leederville, Hillarys, Rockingham, and soon there will be one opening in Northbridge! They are all over the place and everyone I know seems to love that place a whole lot more than I do, so there is no doubt I will end up back there again soon.

What’s your favourite thing to order at San Churros?

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  • July 6, 2011 - 4:50 am

    Joss - Mmm chocolate. I’m with you Sab, churros are a guilty pleasure! I’ve only been once and the churros were niceish. Your cake looked awesome! maybe San churros is the new dome? ( do they still exist?)ReplyCancel

    • July 6, 2011 - 8:06 pm

      Sab - Haha joss, there are still Domes in Perth, you’ll see… I don’t think they’ve changed much though. I haven’t been to a Dome for ages!ReplyCancel

      • July 10, 2011 - 4:55 pm

        Joss - Oh ok haha…they had nice cakes at Dome! I thought theyd have dome here too but i guess not! but they do have one in Malaysia airport……
        that choc cake looks really good right now!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

        • July 10, 2011 - 5:02 pm

          Sab - Woah Malaysia!? That’s nuts. Man, if you’re ever in Hobart you should go to Dome there, it’s pretty fancy. I was told that it was a huge novelty, they’re like a high-end cafe there XDReplyCancel

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