Tella Balls Dessert Bar

Lasagne, pasta, sliders, kebabs, fish and chips and pancakes. We’ve had them all before, but not made from chocolate. But when we hear that the ‘King of Desserts’ has come to town, we know we’re in for something special.

Following the huge success of their Sydney opening last year, Tella Balls Dessert Bar has hit Surfers Paradise.

“When we think of Surfers Paradise, we think fun, vibrant and full of life, a lot like Tella Balls Dessert Bar,” franchisor co-owner Aki Daikos says, expressing his excitement at the opening.

Now open in The 4217 opposite Salt Meats Cheese, Tella Balls Dessert Bar, based on the concept that ‘Nutella goes with (almost) everything’ is keen to find your sweet spot.

“We wanted to create a place where family and friends can come and enjoy an evening out together,” say franchisee Trianda Jubian and her daughter Deanna Khoury. “Tella Balls is a great fit in The 4217 between Brooklyn Depot and Salt Meats Cheese,” they tell us.

With neither of the neighbouring businesses specialising in dessert alone, the viral fun vibe of some of Tella Balls’ dishes will also be beneficial to the precinct, we believe, helping to create a dining hub.

Although neither of us are huge dessert eaters, we scope the menu for a spectacular dish to share with you.

Divided into sections: Waffles, Crepes, Pancakes and Specialty items – the menu is supplemented by shakes, ice creams and a range of original Nutella-filled doughnuts which form the core of the business and provide its name.

‘Tella Balls’, the light and fluffy doughnut ball drizzled in cinnamon sugar and oozing Nutella goodness, beckon to us from the glass-fronted counter. Nutella, Oreo, Lamington and Ferrero Rocher flavoured, they’re not only sold separately and in dozens through Uber Eats, they also feature on top of the Tella Ball Shakes glass, a straw plunging through their middle to reach the Nutella shake below.

We’re fascinated by the specialty dishes. With a Heston-like twist, they’re savoury favourites such as lasagne and sliders made from sweet ingredients. Fish and chips, for example, is made from deep-fried biscuit-coated vanilla ice cream, served beside a basket of doughnut fingers. How intriguing!  So is the dessert kebab, a doughnut pita filled with chocolate shaved straight from the spinning chocolate rotisserie, topped with strawberries, banana, whipped cream and Nutella.

If I was going to choose my favourite dish from the menu, it would be crêpes, topped with fresh ricotta and blueberries with Canadian maple syrup drizzled over the top. Served with house-made vanilla bean gelato, it’s a light fresh dessert.

Instead, we pick the Strawberry and Nutella waffles, a dessert to share for two or more (well, for us it is, anyway). With a crispy outer crust and soft light interior still warm from the waffle iron, Nutella, cream and ice cream slowly melting on top and crisp fresh strawberries, it’s everything a great jaffle should be. Instagram worthy as well.

As are the Tella Balls for a quick treat. Oh so delish!

To me, far more so than the ‘Fish and chips’. Don’t mess with my head! I’ll leave them for you to try.

The 4217, 10 Beach Road, Surfers Paradise Ph: 0434 555 452

Open: Mon – Sun 10am – late

NOTE: Good Food Gold Coast dined as guests of Tella Balls Dessert Bar.





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