Canada's first Nutella Cafe just opened in Toronto
If you find yourself eating Nutella by the spoonful there's now a more refined way to indulge your cravings for this beloved spread. That's because Toronto is now home to Canada's first ever Nutella Cafe.
Located inside the Sobeys Urban Fresh store at 22 Fort York Boulevard, this heavily branded cafe is truly a shrine to chocolatey hazelnut goodness.
Naturally, there's a made-to-order crepe station where you can choose from options such as strawberry obanana and Nutella ($5.99), strawberries and Nutella ($5.99) and mixed berries and Nutella ($6.99).
If you're looking for something to eat on the run, check out the pastry case filled Nutella-infused treats like bombe ($3.49), danishes ($3.99) and flaky aragosta ($3.99). For a shot of nostalgia, go for an artisanal Belgian loaf. Despite the fancy name, it's basically a jazzed-up Nutella sandwich.
To off-set the richness from all the baked goods, the cafe offers espresso beverages, all of which are rather affordable; lattes, cappuccinos and americanos are only $2 each. Drip coffee, tea and hot chocolate (made with Compliments, Sobeys house brand) are $1. I try a latte. While not mind-blowing, it's definitely very drinkable.
Notably missing, however, are Nutella-infused drinks. Aficionados know you can find these at other cafes scattered throughout the city (check out Little Nicky's Coffee, The Black Canary Espresso Bar or Cafe Con Leche if you're interested).
With a few small tables tucked into the corner, the Nutella Cafe is more of a grab-and-go spot. It's open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, giving you plenty of time to treat yourself.
Photos by Jesse Milns.