You can’t leave San Sebastian (or Spain in general) without trying churros at least once. (We don’t make the rules.)
Is there any better way to start your day than sitting down to a relaxed breakfast of piping hot, crispy churros and thick, rich hot chocolate? We think not. Luckily, if you slept in or went with a savory option for breakfast, you have another chance to enjoy the tasty treats—many locals also enjoy them at merienda, or the midafternoon snack around 6 p.m. While they’re not as widespread here in San Sebastian as in other parts of Spain, that just means that the churros you do find are sure to be unforgettable. Indulge in some of the best churros in San Sebastian at one of these lovely cafes—your tastebuds will thank you.
Churrería Santa Lucia
We can’t talk about the best churros in San Sebastian without mentioning an age-old favorite for the sweet treats: Churrería Santa Lucia. They’ve been serving up perfect churros con chocolate for more than 60 years, so it’s safe to say they know what they’re doing. If you don’t believe us, just ask any of the dozens of cultural icons who have stopped by over the years (like Barbra Streisand, for example). However, with its vintage, inviting interior and freshly made breakfast treats, the place still remains true to its humble roots and will continue to be a local favorite for decades to come.
Address: Calle Portu, 6
What type of place is La Madame? It’s hard to sum up concisely. As a contemporary international restaurant, sleek cocktail bar and trendy brunch hotspot, the popular locale offers something for just about everyone. But let’s go back to that third point: their famous three-course brunch menu, offering a delectable choice between several savory and sweet options—among them, some of the best churros in San Sebastian. The churros themselves are lightly fried (not greasy and oily) with a light dusting of sugar and taste perfect when dipped into the simple yet delicious chocolate sauce. Treat yourself!
Address: Calle San Bartolome, 35
Despite having only opened its doors in 2014, Café LaFosse has quickly earned a name for itself as a local breakfast favorite. The colorful yet minimalist space in Gros provides the perfect setting for enjoying some of the best churros this side of the Zurriola Bridge. Wash everything down with a warm cup of delicious coffee, and you’ve got all the makings of an unbeatable breakfast. Come get off the beaten path and enjoy some seriously delicious churros in San Sebastian!
Address: Calle Txofre, 4
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Life is too short to speak one language and stay in one place. In 2015, this philosophy took her from familiar Ohio to sunny southern Spain. Usually drinking tinto de verano, reading Lorca, or attempting to dance flamenco (not all at once). Follow her blog, Viatic Couture, for more.