Churros Clasico with Chocolate Dip at Churreria La Lola Singapore
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The little churreria that’s making it big

Everyone’s favorite Churreria La Lola debuts its first La Lola Café in Makati and opens its first international branch in Singapore
Cyrene de la Rosa | Dec 28 2018

On December 2014, Churreria La Lola opened its first stall—all of 10 square meters—at the food court level of Power Plant Mall in Rockwell Center. Basically a Spanish-style churreria offering freshly-made Churros Clasicos (deep-fried choux pastry) paired with a rich chocolate dip, along with sandwiches and coffee, La Lola was an overnight hit. It soon became the most popular food stall in Rockwell, were long lines would form in front of the store during peak hours.

Today, La Lola has 16 branches nationwide, serving mainly churros in both classic and creative forms. But La Lola is slowly shifting to a lifestyle brand, with its very first La Lola Café recently launched in Makati’s Glorietta. At the café, one can see how Bistronomia, the restaurant group that owns La Lola, is expanding the concept from an all-day dessert place to a full-service café, now offering light and quick bites to more filling plates. Diners can choose from a menu filled with salads, pastas, sandwiches, desserts, juices, coffee, shakes, smoothies, and even rice plates to cater to the local palate. It’s a big jump from that tiny stall in Rockwell that produced only churros.

La Lola Café’s Chorizo Burger
Assorted salads at La Lola Café

At the same time, the Bistronomia Group recently forged a strategic partnership with the MFT Group of Companies to open their first international branch in Clarke Quay, Singapore. This foray into the international market is right in line with the MFT Group’s vision of building its presence all over the Asian region, as it aggressively seeks more food and beverage ventures outside Singapore. Its immediate plan includes expanding the La Lola brand further in Singapore, then branching out to other Southeast Asian countries like Vietnam.

With its opening last November, La Lola Singapore offers the same hot and fresh churros, both the classic and creative variations that we love in Manila, including my personal favorite, White Chocolate Glazed Xuxos and Churro Pops.

Assorted glazed churros

La Lola has also developed other products available only in Singapore. Must-tries include a savory Xuxo with Pork Floss, basically a churro stuffed with garlic aioli and topped with pork floss.

Xuxos with Pork Floss

There is also a Cream Cheese Dip that you can have in lieu of the classic Choco Dip, plus a Yakult iced tea blend. Some of these items may sound strange but they are all delicious, prompting those who were able to try them before being launched in Singapore, to request that the stores in Manila also serve them, especially the Xuxo with Pork Floss.

Churros with Cream Cheese Dip

 

La Lola Café, 2/F Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Makati City, IG: @lalolacafeph, @churreria_la_lola

Churreria La Lola Singapore, The Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #01-27, nearest MRT: Clarke Quay), IG: @churrerialalola_sg