For many sweet tooths addicted to the famous hazelnut chocolate spread introduced by Italians, this comprehensive list of Nutella inspired dessert hotspots by Daniel Ang deserves your utmost attention! Before we dig into that though, here’s some fun facts on Nutella that may have escaped you before:
- A jar of Nutella is sold every 2.5 seconds in the world
- There’s a Nutella Day – every 5th of February
- It’s pronounced ‘NEW-tell-uh’, not ‘NUT-tell-uh’!
- Nutella contains 10.5 percent of saturated fat and 57% of processed sugar by weight. A two-tablespoon serving of Nutella contains 200 calories. Take note!
1. Benjamin Browns Bistro & Bakery
Forum Galleria, #01-20/21, 583 Orchard Road, Singapore 238884 (10 min walk on Orchard MRT)
Opening Hours: 10am – 9pm (Mon – Thurs), 10am – 10pm (Fri), 9am – 10pm (Sat), 9am – 9pm (Sun)
Over the top Nutella Banana Milkshake ($16, pricey) comes overflowing with a brownie here, two wafer sticks there, some pretzel cookies stuck to the side with Nutella, some others with sprinkles and cream. So the Nutella acts as sticky ‘glue’, holding the ingredients together. May need a few to share this mug, as it gets too sweet and rich after sips. How many calories is this again? (Read:Benjamin Browns)
2. Alt. Pizza
Suntec City Tower 4 #01-603, 3 Temasek Boulevard Singapore 038983
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Daily (Last order 9:30pm)
Perhaps the one and only Pizza Doughnuts ($8) with NUTELLA dipping sauce in Singapore. Soft, fluffy round doughnuts dipped in hot Nutella sauce. We wanted to stop at our 3rd or 4th, but couldn’t. The temptation to finish the whole bowl all by yourself is very high. (Read: Alt Pizza)
3. The Daily Roundup @ The Working Capitol
1 Keong Saik Road, The Working Capitol Singapore 089109 Opening Hours: 9am – 6pm (Mon-Fri)
The texture of the crepe may not be at its best, but ‘nutella sauce’ – homemade with hazelnut chocolate sauce saved the dessert. Chocolatey smooth, and not overly sweet. (Read: The Daily Roundup)
4. Everything With Fries
Holland Village, 40 Lorong Mambong Singapore 227695
Opening Hours: 12pm – 11pm (Sun-Thurs), 12pm – 1am (Fri-Sat)
Everything With Fries is created by the Awfully Chocolate team, thus is strong in their dessert compartment. Their Nutella Tart ($10 with ice cream) is a main stayer – rich smooth filling, shiny Nutella glaze with crunchy biscuit base.
5. Montana Brew Bar
1 Selegie Road #01-04, Singapore 188306 (10 min walk from Dhoby Ghaut MRT) Tel: +65 98331790
Opening Hours: 8am – 9:30pm (Food from 10am onwards)
Chocolate Waffles With Nutella
See what is sprinkled on top of the Chocolate Banana Waffles ($10.50). Inhouse-made Nutella truffle powder, on chocolate waffles and caramelised bananas. Nutella and bananas may be very different, but are a match-made in heaven. Additional note: There were two types of bases: the ‘big crunch’ which is crispy and fluffy soufflé with a chiffon-like middle. Get the fluffy version.
6. Comestivel Desserts
55 Siglap Road, Siplap Centre B1-11/12 Singapore 455871
Opening Hours: 12pm – 7pm (Wed-Fri), 12pm – 7:30pm (Sat), 12pm – 6pm (Sun)
Comestivel Dessert is a hidden Muslim-owned cake café at the basement of Siglap Centre. (We almost got lost, as unit number 11 is NOT after 10. Look for the directory.) Cakes get sold here fast, and varieties change every day. Their signature is the Nutella Cheesecake – smooth glaze at the top, soft and creamy texture in the middle, and crispy base. Almost guaranteed to get your fingers dirty somehow.
7. Butter Studio
147 Jalan Besar Singapore 208865 Tel: +65 62947115
Opening Hours: 12pm – 1pm (Sun-Thurs), 12pm – 12am (Fri-Sat), Last orders one hour before store closing
A MUIS Halal Certified cafe with beautiful bakes. The Sea Salt Nutella Tart ($7.90) is one of their best-sellers. That sweet buttery tart shell with creamy Nutella, and sprinkling of sea salt that should add some thrill every mouthful.
8. Lamb Cupcakery
8A Marina Boulevard, B2-61 Marina Bay Link Mall Singapore 018984 Tel: +65 6509 8782
Opening Hours: 11am – 8pm, Closed Sun
The Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla cupcake ($4.30) comes topped with crunchy caramelised hazelnuts, and when cut open, you would find the Nutella ganache in the layers. Moist and not overly sweet which makes a great teatime treat. The catch: You can only get this special on Wednesdays. I got the last one last week.
9. Dessert Project
22 Havelock Road #01-673, Singapore 160022
Opening Hours: 12pm – 9:30pm (Mon-Tues, Thurs, Sun), 12pm – 11pm (Fri-Sat), Closed Wed
This café is packed during the weekends, and you should notice a few tables ordering Shibuya Toast. The Nutella Toast ($14) is one of the most popular, topped with vanilla and Ferrero Rocher ice cream, sprinkled with chocolate coated nuts and brushed with thick Nutella sauce.
The bread, supplied by an old school confectionery, is all soft and buttery inside. (Read: Dessert Project)
10. Island Creamery
Serene Centre #01-13, 10 Jalan Serene Singapore 258748 Tel: +65 6468 8859
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Sun-Thurs), 11am – 11pm (Fri, sat, Eve of PH, PH)
Many local ice cream cafes incorporate Nutella into their products, but Island Creamery is probably one of their first. Instead of a brown chocolatey scoop, Island Creamery’s version is vanilla based with a sprinkling of Nutella like chocolate rice within. I would actually describe their ice cream as ‘old school’ now.
What else are you nuts over in terms of dessert fixes? Share with us your sweet cravings in the comment box below.
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