Barcelona 2012: Petritxol Cafe for hot chocolate and churros

Off Las Ramblas is Carrer de Petritxol, a narrow street flanked by shops selling all sorts of things. But I was only interested in the xocolaterías (hot chocolate shops). I looked, and found La Pallaresa which is supposed to be an institution for hot chocolate and churros. Alas, the shop was closing for siesta. We peered in and gave a pitiful look but were snubbed by the old Spanish lady who was in the shop- she pulled down the blinds haha.

Determined to get our hands on some churros and hot chocolate we went to Petritxol Cafe instead which was a few doors away. I think they charge slightly more but for the uninitiated at least, their churros and hot chocolate left us satiated and happy.

The churros were freshly fried, not greasy, crisp yet chewy. The powdered sugar provided the counter balance of sweet against the bitter notes from their hot chocolate. The consistency of the hot chocolate is almost…. pudding-like but flavour-wise I still think Un Dimanche à Paris still does the most complex, intense, thickest chocolat chaud.

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