The chocolate cafe craze is heading to Wollongong as part of efforts to bring "laneway culture" to the city centre.
Spanish-themed chocolate chain Chocolateria San Churro will dish out hedonistic fare from Globe Lane until as late as 1am on weekends, according to an application being assessed by Wollongong City Council.
The chain is known for its use of 100 per cent cocoa butter in decadent chocolate products, including truffles, cakes, signature milkshakes and dipping chocolate served with the namesake churros - Spanish donuts.
The chain was started in Melbourne. The Wollongong cafe, expected to open in March, would be its 32nd in Australia.
According to the application with the council, the cafe will be positioned between the laneway's bars, Little Prince and His Boy Elroy, and will trade until 11pm most nights and until 1am on Fridays and Saturdays.
It will employ 30 staff and have enough capacity for 174 patrons.
The application comes as developer GPT continues efforts to improve the appearance of Globe Lane.
Improvements to be carried out this year will include enhanced lighting levels, treatment to the existing facades, landscaping and installation artwork.
Manager of GPT's Wollongong Central shopping centre, Dean Young, said the chocolate cafe aligned with aims to convert the lane from a thoroughfare into "a distinctive destination in the heart of Wollongong".
"Chocolateria San Churro will provide the city with a real point of difference and offer a real treat for chocolate lovers," he said.