Summer in Chicago Part 1 – Visiting the new Nutella Cafe in Chicago Downtown
Are you a Nutella fan like me? If yes, then you’ll enjoy reading this first part of my blog post. We visited the first standalone Nutella Cafe in Chicago along Michigan Avenue and Lake. The cafe is owned and operated by the Nutella makers, Ferrero USA. We have been to Nutella kiosk in Eataly (Ohio Street Chicago) and this is much different because the cafe menu has sandwiches, salads, fruits, gelato, coffee, crepes, muffins and a lot more.
The entrance door is shaped like a Nutella jar, you can easily see the signage from outside because of its color combination of black and red in “Nutella” logo and white background. There was a line outside and slowly moving towards the counter where you can see the menu and their busy open kitchen. They are also giving away menu brochures so that you can decide on what to order. My agenda on that day is to taste their Nutella gelato because am really a big fan of gelato!
From breads, oatmeal, fruits and crepes – everything has a Nutella on it! I know you can DIY but I want to spend my time exploring the cafe and experience something new.
Price ranges from $2 to less than $10, there’s also a “kids menu” wherein they can enjoy pancakes, grilled cheese and sandwiches which also include an optional side of fruit.
The space is too small I think that’s the reason why people have waited long if you want to dine in and the line gets crazy during the day.
Luckily, there’s not much people when we arrive there and the line in the counter is moving fast… We got our orders in less than 5 mins so we decided to stay and enjoy our coffee, croissant and gelato.
Nutella Café is at 189 N. Michigan Ave. and is open Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 312-729-5186 for more information.