There’s no such thing as too much Nutella, and it seems Melbourne agrees as the whole city has been going nutty over the spread since 1978. But just like avocados and coffee
, Melbourne has taken Nutella to the next level
. Here are the best places in Melbourne to satisfy your Nutella cravings.
Ice Cream Parlour, Ice Cream
Undoubtedly one of the best gelateria’s in Melbourne, Lisa Valmorbida’s Pidapipó was founded on the bond she shared with her Nonno and their mutual love for gelato. The extensive list of homemade flavours includes Nutella Swirl which is similar to stracciatella, but the real treat is the Nutella tap which allows you to dollop liquid hazelnut onto the scoop of your choice. No-one does decadence like the Italians.
Restaurant, Japanese, Taiwanese, Dessert, $$$
You wouldn’t typically associate Nutella with Japanese cuisine but the masterminds at Fitzroy’s Peko Peko have defied expectations to create Nutella gyoza. The creamy spread is enveloped inside deep fried wontons which are dusted with icing sugar. The dessert also features a bowl of green tea ice-cream.
Grand Trailer Park
Restaurant, Diner, Australian, $$$
Modelled after an American trailer park come East Coast diner, Joshua Lefers’ Grand Trailer Park features a gluttonous menu packed with mouth-watering burgers and spiked shakes. For afters, order the Waffle Stack for one or Giant Waffle Stack which can feed four people and features a mountainous tower of waffles, Nutella parfait, whipped cream, strawberries and a drizzling of Nutella sauce. You even get a jar of Nutella to take home.
Restaurant, Australian, $$$
Home to the most extravagant freakshakes
in Melbourne, Johnny Pump has thrown together a drink too decadent for the faint-hearted. Their Nutella Fudgey Brownie combines a generous slice of their warm, homemade brownie, chocolate milk, drizzled with Nutella and topped with whipped cream. Only for the brave.
Cocktail Bar, Australian, $$$
With over 30 cocktails to choose from including mocktails and vegan options, Polly Bar has one of the most diverse cocktail menus in Melbourne. Among the many thirst-quenching options created by their master team of mixologists is the Nutella Cocktail which blends the house chocolate vodka, Drambuie, tawny port, chestnut liqueur, and a big dollop of Nutella garnished with a slice of chocolate.
Restaurant, Italian, Dessert, $$$
Lygon Street’s Brunetti has been an iconic part of Melbourne’s café culture since 1985. From cornetti to macrons there is an abundance of Nutella desserts on offer, but the standout is the luscious ricotta and Nutella cheesecake which combines velvet smooth ricotta and streaks of Nutella to create a cheesecake which is luxurious and won’t leave you feeling bloated.
Ice Cream Parlour, Ice Cream, $$$
Famous for its liquid nitrogen gelato, N2 has a menu that changes every fortnight. This means that you may have to drop in a few times before you get to try the Ferrero Reveal but trust us – the wait is worth it. Nutella ice cream sits underneath a shell of ‘Ice Magic’ which is topped with ‘Rice Bubbles’ and crushed hazelnuts, and injected with a syringe full of chocolate ganache.