We are sure that almost everyone has a childhood memory related to the rich, velvety goodness that is Nutella spread. First introduced to the world in 1964 by Italian food company Ferrero (yes the masterminds behind Ferrero Rocher), this family-favourite sandwich and dessert spread is celebrated annually on 5 February as World Nutella Day. Commemorate your love for the sweetest morning treat on the market by checking out these top Joburg restaurants that serve Nutella-inspired brekkies, pastries, waffles and milkshakes!
A breakfast hot spot, The Whippet Coffee knows how to appeal to a chocolate-loving sweet tooth. Both their flagship store in Linden and the new harvest store in Melville offer a delectable Nutella chocolate flapjack tower. Light and fluffy flapjacks are whisked together with a generous dollop of Nutella and topped with a yoghurt, grapefruit and raspberry sauce.
Sometimes all you need to satisfy that Nutella craving is a warm, buttery slice of toast smeared with your favourite hazelnut spread. The Fat Zebra offers just that! Take your pick from two slices of white, brown, ciabatta, low-GI or rye toast served with Nutella spread just the way you like it.
The Red Door Cafe in Edenvale is obsessed with all things created by the Fererro company. Their bakery serves both Ferrero Rocher croissants and Nutella cruffins (the delightful love child of croissants and muffins). Pair this with an Illy Arabica Coffee or their guest roast of the month for tea time perfection.
If you've never tried a Kota Joe milkshake, do yourself a favour this World Nutella Day and order the Nutella Custard Crunch Shake. A completely decadent blend of ice cream, custard and Nutella, this is the perfect indulgence. Kota Joe also offers a variety of ice cream cones and waffles on a stick featuring the famous spread.
Chevy Lane is a retro-inspired diner at Bedford Centre in the East of Johannesburg. It is the place to go in the city for gourmet milkshakes, pancakes and bubble waffles. Most of these menu items feature a version topped with Nutella and other sweet palate pleasers, however we recommend only trying one at a time to avoid a serious sugar overload!
Our final stop on the journey to find the best Nutella-based dessert in Joburg is Paul's Homemade Ice Cream. The combination of Paul's buttery ice cream with the intense hazelnut flavour of Nutella is a winner. Throw in some extra chocolate and a handful of crushed Oreos and you have a killer sweet delight!
Where will you be celebrating World Nutella Day? Let us know about your chocolate adventures in the comments section below!