On the search for the best hot chocolate in Connecticut brought us to Lorca (Coffee Bar) in Stamford. We didn’t find it, but we did find some strangely addictive churros.
First, the hot chocolate here was just not good.
Hot chocolate isn’t a good name for it, it’s hot cocoa.
While this isn’t a problem for most people, it’s not hot chocolate.
In their “hot chocolate’ there is marginally more chocolate flavor than you get in SwissMiss.
SwissMiss is fine, if that’s what you like, but there is so much better here.
The Rating: Hot Chocolate
But they did have S’mores hot chocolate.
How can that not be great?
Let me tell you, the first thing you do is start off with cocoa powder.
The s’mores is better, no doubt.
It is basically a midpoint between hot chocolate and SwissMiss.
Cocoa with added chocolate.
They also add a toasted marshmallow, which is good.
But to get that graham cracker taste they pile on the cinnamon.
Just so much cinnamon.
That much cinnamon overpowers the slightly more chocolatey taste.
The Rating: S’mores hot chocolate
So from a hot chocolate perspective, Lorca was a total bust.
But the did have churros, so why not give them a try?
I was expecting somewhat dry and completely covered in cinnamon.
I got the opposite.
Instead, the churros here are dense and perfectly crispy.
They are also almost completely devoid of cinnamon.
At first, you just end up unimpressed with these churros.
But then you find yourself keep reaching into the bag, eating more.
So they are better than you think.
Maybe dunk them in the cinnamon hot chocolate, to get that added cinnamon flavor.
The Rating: Churros
Address: 125 Bedford St, Stamford, CT 06901
Hours: Open everyday until 4pm
Phone: (203) 504-2847