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Beat’s Guide to Melbourne’s Most Decadent Nutella Dishes

Melbourne, your obsession with Nutella is getting out of hand. But who am I to judge? We’ve made it through The Great Nutella Shortage of 2015 together, so let’s celebrate. From crepes to calzones and everything in between, here is the definitive guide to the best Nutella dishes our city has to offer.

Donutellas at Mick’s Place

 

Good ol’ Mick’s humble corner store was one of the first to kick off this whole Nutella doughnut craze. Hazelnut enthusiasts have travelled from all corners of the city to try his famed creations, to the point where Mick’s once sold 4,000 of these bad boys in a single day. Take a trip in to the suburbs and find out what all the hype is about.

 

91 Victoria Drive, Thomastown. (03) 9466 2706.

 

Nutella Calzone Dolce at Elounge

 

Voted among top three of Australia’s pizzerias, Elounge is one of the best kept secrets in Melbourne. Asides from their award-wining pizzas, they’re serving up a home made Nutella calzone. Fresh from their wood-fired oven with a side of fresh strawberries, this is modern classic. Buon appetito, amici.

 

Shop 2 / 409 Victoria Street , Abbotsford. (03) 9429 6060

 

Ferrero Reveal at N2 Extreme Gelato

 

This ain't your nonna’s gelato. Part science lab and part old school gelateria, the ice cream mavericks over at N2 are pulling Nutella gelato together with his more sophisticated sister, Ferrero Rocher. Topped with crushed hazelnuts, rice bubbles and a syringe full of chocolate ganache, this beast is dipped in chocolate to top it all off. 

329 Brunswick St, Fitzroy and 18 Sutherland Street, CBD.

 

Nutella Hot Chocolate at Montano’s Patisserie and Cafe

 

Under the guidance of qualified patissier Nick Montano, his team are serving up the best of European style pastries and desserts. As well using Nutella in a range of their creations, Montano’s are also simmering it into a speciality hot chocolate.

 

719 Mountain Highway, Bayswater. (03) 9720 7770.

 

Nutella Brownie Dessert Shake at Johnny Pump

 

Like all good dessert fads, the ‘freakshake’ phenomenon eventually made its way to Melbourne. The folks at Johnny Pump aren’t doing anything half-heartedly however, putting together a Frankenstein thick shake that comes with a decadent slice of their homemade brownie, drizzled with gooey Nutella, a dollop of whipped cream and chocolate flavoured milk.

 

87 Fletcher St, Essendon. (03) 9375 4408.

 

Nutella Crepes at Crepes for Change

 

You can’t improve a classic, right? Well, the gang down at crepes for change are turning the city’s love for Nutella into something meaningful. All profits from their delicious crepes go towards employing, training and supporting young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, allowing them to find long-term employment and prosper on their own. Help yourself to something delicious while helping others while your at it.

 

The Crepes for Change food truck roams around the city. Check their site for locations.

 

Ricotta and Nutella Hotcakes at 5 Lire

 

5 Lire are plating up a mouthwatering dish of buttermilk ricotta hotcakes served on a bed of Nutella, topped with hazelnuts, strawberries and Persian fairy floss. Damn, I can hear my dentist calling already. Put this one on your bucket list.

 

116 Errol Street, North Melbourne. (03) 9329 2249.

 

S’More Fun Nutella Pizza at Happy Camper Pizza

 

Set in a chrome ‘50s style camper trailer, the Happy Camper food truck has come up with a smore inspired pizza topped with Nutella, marshmallows, maple syrup and icing sugar. If that doesn’t take your fancy, they’ve also got a Nutella and M&M’s pizza or a Nutella and banana creation. I’ll take one of each, thanks.

 

The Happy Camper Pizza food truck roams around the city. Check their site for locations.

 

Nutella Cocktail at Polly Bar

 

Nutella and alcohol, together at last. These cocktail wizards have dreamed up the perfect sweet-tooth’s night cap. House chocolate vodka comes with Drambuie, tawny port and chestnut liqueur, shaken with a big scoop of Nutella. Now that’s a garnish.

 

401 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. (03) 9417 0880.

 

Marshmallow and Nutella Puff at Son In Law

 

Son In Law are doing traditional Thai dishes with a creative twist. Their marshmallow and Nutella Puff takes a light, crispy pastry and tops it with fresh berries, crushed cashew nuts and French vanilla ice cream. The perfect end to a spicy, fragrant meal.

 

56 Johnston Street, Collingwood. (03) 9410 0399.

 

Nutella Cookie Sandwich from Butterbing

 

Melbourne based cookie royalty Butterbing have crafted the perfect late night snack. Two chocolate brownies joined with Nutella buttercream and roasted hazelnuts come together for a few heavenly bites. To top it off, they’re made completely gluten free, so even your mate who is allergic to everything can join in on some Nutella action.

 

Order online or check their site for stockists throughout the city. 

 

BY JAMES DI FABRIZIO

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