Did you think you were all caught up with this year’s Christmas coffee shop menus? Think again… Caffe Nero is the latest in a string of many to launch its 2023 festive menu, and it looks like we’re in for a real treat.
We’re firm believers that you don’t need an excuse to nip down into your nearest Caffe Nero for a hot drink and a cake. But, if you really feel like you need one, maybe this will do the trick. This year, Caffe Nero has launched five new additions to its festive menu, alongside the return of some classic fan-favourites. There are three gorgeously decadent new festive drinks to choose from, and two new sweet treats to sample. So, whether you’re after a bit of festive nostalgia, or something new and exciting, there’s plenty to choose from.
Speaking about 2023’s festive menu, Caffe Nero’s CEO Will Stratton-Morris comments that ‘We’ve put a lot of thought and care into this year’s menu. Our new range isn’t just a collection of delicious festive dishes, but it’s also a nod to the heartwarming Italian influence that defines Caffè Nero’s heritage. Every item has been carefully designed to help our customers experience affordable moments of indulgence and serenity, amidst the hustle and bustle of the festive period. ’
This year, as well as an exciting selection of festive treats, Caffe Nero is giving you the chance to win from a great selection of prizes on its app. Following every purchase, just shake your phone whilst on the app to ‘pull’ your virtual Christmas cracker and see if you’ve won a prize from an impressive selection, including a Christmas dinner from Waitrose, a stay at Champneys, and a coffee machine worth over £1000.
So, grab a friend, your mum, or take yourself on a solo trip, bundle up in your fluffy hat and scarf, and go and get stuck in at your nearest Nero– we’ll see you there!
When does Caffe Nero’s Christmas menu launch?
The new 2023 Christmas menu launched in stores on 2 November and will be available up until 26 December.
Where can I try it?
You can try the new festive goodies in store or through Just Eat and Uber Eats, while stocks last.
What’s new on Caffe Nero’s 2023 Christmas menu?
This year, there are five delicious new additions to Caffe Nero’s festive menu, with something to cater for every kind of festive craving. Keep reading to see more of what you'll find at your local Nero.
New additions to this year's festive menu
Here are the gorgeous newbies you might be tempted by this Christmas:
Panettone Latte - £4.30
This is a fully plant based drink with oat milk used to deliver the sweet bready notes, a newly developed Panettone syrup which adds some sweet fruity and zesty citrus flavours, it's then topped with plant based creamy whip and a sprinkle of festive cinnamon.
Florentine Mocha - £4.30
To create the florentine flavoured mocha, the team have taken the cocoa base and added it to salted caramel, panettone syrup for hints of sweet fruit and zesty citrus notes, espresso and finally topped it with whipped cream and a scoop of chocolate chips for an extra festive touch!
Millionaire's Hot Chocolate - £4.30
This rich festive drink has been based on Caffé Nero's best selling sweet treat - the Caramel Shortbread. The hot chocolate has been flavoured with salted caramel syrup and topped with a limited edition chocolate cream, and a drizzle of caramel sauce.
Pigs Under Blankets Panini - £4.95
Pork sausage with beechwood smoked bacon, oozing cheddar cheese and a balsamic onion chutney all wrapped up in a sourdough panini.
Sticky Toffee Pudding Cheesecake - £3.75
Channelling one of the UK’s favourite festive chocolates, a beautiful choux pastry in the shape of a doughnut filled with a hazelnut and chocolate mousse, and finished off with a creamy Belgian chocolate ganache fondant and toasted hazelnuts.
Millionaire's Cake - £3.75
Layers of chocolate sponge, morello cherry compote, and white chocolate frosting, topped with dark chocolate shards and freeze-dried cherries. The perfect festive afternoon treat.
Returning to Caffe Nero's festive menu
And here are the much-loved old favourites returning this year:
Turkey Feast Focaccia - £5.50
Rosemary focaccia packed with turkey, beechwood smoked bacon, cranberry sauce, and a traditional Italian stuffing – everything you could ask for in a festive sandwich…
Brie, Bacon, and Cranberry Panini - £4.95
With flavours both sweet and smoky – beechwood bacon, creamy brie, and a chunky cranberry sauce. A guaranteed recipe for festive success.
Plant Based Festive Feast Panini - £4.95
A toasted panini generously filled with TH!S soy ‘chicken’ pieces, mulled red wine cabbage with cinnamon and cloves, fennel and sage stuffing, and a juicy vegan gravy mayo – who said vegans can’t have fun festive food?
Luxury Amaretto Mince Pie – £2.75
Voted ‘Best Coffee Shop Mince Pie’ by the Good Housekeeping Institute, these have an amaretto-soaked filling wrapped in all-butter pastry and are finished off with a caramelised almond Florentine – luxury indeed.
Classic Mince Pie - £2.50
It’s not Christmas without a classic mince pie, and this one is topped with a delightful pastry star and dusted with icing sugar. It’s also suitable for vegans, so everyone can partake in the festive joy it brings.
We're sure this will have put you in a festive mood (if you weren't already!), so take a look at our guide to the best Christmas advent calendars 2023 for some more treats.