The Nutella Cafe, Chicago – Long Way Home
In this adventure:
- I’ve got to stop looking at odd routings and thinking they’re good ideas
- Sleep? What’s that concept? Off to Heathrow T3
- Lounging around Heathrow T3
- AA99 London Heathrow to Chicago O’Hare
- The Hyatt Regency O’Hare
- The Nutella Cafe
- Fooding Around Chicago
- The Canon 100D – Good for aviation photography?
- Camera shift – from EOS 6D to EOS R
- Back to O’Hare, Air France Lounge
- AY10 Chicago to Helsinki Vantaa… with Air Italy?
- Two hours and 20 in Helsinki Vantaa
- AY1335 Helsinki Vantaa to London Heathrow
- Bussing back home
- Long Way Home or short way back?
Fooding around Chicago (Part 1)
The food segment returns to the blog – and in a welcome form.
So, sorry, not sorry I’m writing these. I’m actually finding it a rather interesting distraction as I seek to become the next Michael Chen… or something.
Whilst some love the high-end experiences – I prefer the lower end ones, or the ones that most of us will try when we’re out and about. This time, we’re going to indulge in a childhood dream – a cafe dedicated to Nutella.
The Nutella Cafe, Chicago
Coffee and Crepe $8.79 including tax.
People have an odd relationship with Nutella. I remember it when I was a lot younger – bringing it back on study trips to Europe and day trips to France from the Hypermarkets.
And making my parents’ life hell when they DIDN’T buy it 😉
These days of course – it’s everywhere (mostly made with sugar, palm oil, hazelnuts and chocolate) but it still doesn’t stop it being a treat. Especially when offered at a Cafe.
I’ve passed this a few times on my trips to Chicago and I decided it was high time to find out what this thing was all about.
I went in.. and it’s nicely decorated. But we’re not here for decorations – we’re here for Nutella. And it’s served in many different forms.
I decided to go for a classic – and have a Nutella Crepe with a Black coffee. I was given a pager and a coffee.
So let’s start with the coffee. And oh dear. Filter coffee is fine (I do like a strong filter coffee). Even though they used Lavazza beans, this tasted… overly watery. Not a highlight.
However – the crepe. A lot more impressive. It took 5 minutes to arrive – and looked a little bit like this.
Maybe a few more strawberries needed?
Warm and delicious, and filled with Nutella. I would like this a lot as a Chicago treat. The crepe was nicely crispy on the edges, without being overdone in the middle. The heat of the crepe certainly warmed the Nutella filling up.
And that helps when the weather begins to turn in Chicago.
The Nutella cafe isn’t badly priced – and good for a sweet treat. Of course, those who want something more filling like a full meal won’t find that here.
Good thing there’s a Nandos on top of the Nutella cafe…
Next: Other Food adventures.
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