The ultimate Spanish breakfast has to be churros. What exactly are they? Churros are the Spanish equivalent of doughnuts. Long sticks of fried dough, coated in sugar and served with a mug of thick hot chocolate. The breakfast of champions.
Searching for churros in San Sebastian didn’t turn up too many results in all honesty. The one place central to the old town was a ‘Churreria’ named Santa Lucia. This rather spacious, no frills cafe serves various breakfast options such as coffee and pastries. Churros though are the specialty and we went straight to the bar to place an order.
I decided on one single portion, given that previous experience has taught me that these things fill you up, fast! One portion between two sounded like a good idea so we split a plate of around 8 churros with one cup of the thick hot chocolate.
Granted, it’s not ideal when the weather outside is as hot as it has been but my god these are tasty. The churros were a lot lighter than we’ve had previously in Spain, as was the hot chocolate. You could easily smash a portion of these each.
The cafe was quiet and relaxing at 10am with many tourists and locals still asleep in bed. If you want to eat in peace then it’s a good shout to come along early doors. Saying that though, there is a fair amount of seating within the cafe itself so you shouldn’t have a problem.
For just €3.50 for the entire lot, this is a bargain in anyone’s language. Had it not been for the alluring pintxos in the surrounding bars, we would happily have ordered another round. Churros in Spain make the perfect breakfast and when in San Sebastian it’s something you really don’t want to miss.
Opening Times: Daily 0830-2100
Nearest Train Station: Donostia (San Sebastian)