CapeTownMagazine.com

Best Milkshakes in Cape Town

Unwrapping Cape Town with you.
Also engage with our other channels
to find something you don't want to miss.
 
www.capetownmagazine.com/subscribe
CapeTownMag
CapeTownMagazine.com
capetownmag

Best Milkshakes in Cape Town

Where is the best place to get a delicious gourmet milkshake? We know!

My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard,
And they’re like, it’s better than yours
Damn right, it’s better than yours,
I can teach you but I’ll have to charge

Cape Town, to us, boasts some of the best restaurants in the country and if you’re anything like me, you look at the dessert menu first. The rule is, and always will be, if there is something delicious on the dessert menu, you simply must have it; to me it is nonnegotiable.

Because everyone needs a little guidance, especially in where to find the best of something; bars, clubs, golf courses, we have guides to them all and more. We decided that the people of Cape Town needed something sweet in their lives; something of the dairy variety. Creating the perfect milkshake is an art, and we have the scoop on where you can find the best ones, as well as all the flavours they offer and the prices.

MY SUGAR - Sea Point
To those that know of My Sugar, you won’t be surprised to see them on this list. If you’ve never had the pleasure then make sure you’re ready for an explosion of cravings because these milkshakes are out of this world. Their range includes Strawberry, Super Chocolate, Butterscotch Popcorn, Cookie Butter, Coffee and Caramelised Coconut. Not only do you get an amazing milkshake, you get treats on top too! Each milkshake is decorated with a representative of the flavour; Butterscotch Popcorn has butterscotch popcorn on top, Cookie Butter has a cookie on top etc (you get the picture by now). Do yourself, but not necessarily your waistline, a favour by getting to Sea Point and indulging those milkshake dreams at My Sugar.


La Rhone Building | Regent Road | Sea Point | +27 (0)21 433 2335

Royale Eatery - Cape Town CBD
This inner city hang-out is hugely popular for those that thirst for delicious milkshakes. Their menu is incredibly extensive and if you don’t find one you like, quite frankly you’re a little picky. My personal favourite is the Fresh Strawberry, it will honestly change your life. Their menu includes Smarties, Lunch Bar, Honeycomb, Chocolate Brownie, Nuttikrust, Oreo, Jack Daniels and Peanut Butter, and they even have a Vegan Choc-Peppermint. If you’re feeling brave, then why not give their Lemon Cheesecake milkshake and try and pair it with one of their amazing burgers? Royale Eatery is a culinary experience that you simply must try, else you’ll miss out on some of the best milkshakes in Cape Town.


Long Street | Cape Town City Centre | +27 (0)21 422 4536

Banana Jam - Kenilworth
Now you might be surprised to see Banana Jam on this list, but that just means that you’ve never had the coconut milkshake. The Banana Jam menu does feature the classic flavours like Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla but they go further with their tropical Coconut milkshake, their delicious Popcorn and their aromatic Coffee milkshakes. Yes, Banana Jam is famous for their cocktail happy hour, but their milkshake menu is also on point so don’t miss out on these flavourful treats.


157 2nd Avenue | Kenilworth | +27 (0)21 674 0186

Hudson’s - The Burger Joint - Claremont, Green Point and Stellenbosch
A developing theme we are seeing is the correlation between burgers and milkshakes on Cape Town menus, which we are really okay with, just by the way. Hudson’s is a favourite of Capetonians and their milkshake menu means that we don’t doubt why their popularity has grown and grown. The Hudson’s milkshake menu features Salted Caramel, Peanut Butter, Vanilla, Bar One, Strawberry, Oreo Shake and Lindt Brownie. Unlike some of the other branches, the Hudson’s in Claremont, Green Point and Stellenbosch have a scrumptious addition to the menu; the Cookie Monster. The Cookie Monster is a Bar One milkshake with a cookie crumb rim topped with whipped cream and chocolate chip cookies. Make sure you check the menu online before you go, to make sure that the branch you want to visit has the Cookie Monster!


Kloof Street | Gardens | +27 (0)21 426 5974

Franky’s Diner - Sea Point
If there is a restaurant on this list that deserves the award of the most extensive milkshake menu, then Franky’s Diner is a worthy winner. They have over thirty milkshakes on the menu, and we are genuinely dying to try all of them. They have Roasted Hazelnut, Creme Brulee, Gingerbread Man, Peanut Butter and Jam, Candy Apple, Bubblegum Fun, Spicy Pumpkin and Turkish Delight (to name a few). If none of those tickle your fancy, then their Naughty Shakes Menu should get your tastebuds going. These shakes include a little tipple and their flavours include bubblegum, caramel, blackberry, hazelnut, Bar-One and more. I don’t know about you, but I am already making plans for a visit to Franky’s Diner.


Main Road | Sea Point | +27 (0)21 433 0445

Protea Fire and Ice Hotel - Cape Town CBD
The Protea Fire and Ice Hotel is another must-visit on our milkshake tour through Cape Town. This hotel is a popular spot for a milkshake break, and the menu leaves very little mystery as to why! Once again, their milkshake menu is, in a word, extensive. They have milkshakes in the following flavours; Aero, strawberries and cream, Ferrero Rocher, Oreo, Turkish delight, brownie pieces, Crunchie, Tempo, Peppermint Crisp and lemon meringue. But don’t despair, that’s not all, their menu has 37 milkshakes, 10 of which include a little tipple for those that like a little sugar with their alcohol.


New Church Street | Tamboerskloof | +27 (0)21 488 2555

Cafeen - Claremont/Kenilworth
This relaxed little cafe is the perfect hidden gem, with their milkshake menu rivalling that of the big inner city bars. As is normal, they have the classic ones; Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla and Coffee but they also have interesting ones too. Available in two sizes, they also have Roasted Hazelnut, Gingerbread, Creme Brulee, Kit Kat, Marshmallow, Rooibos, Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake, Bar One, Turkish Delight and Nutella. Stop by this quaint cafe for the some of the best milkshakes in the Southern Suburbs.


Third Avenue | Claremont | +27 (0)21 674 6209

Gibson's Gourmet Burgers and Ribs - V & A Waterfront
Again with the burger-milkshake pairing, but we are on board so no complaints from us! Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers and Ribs was a new one for us, with most of us never having heard of it but my goodness we are glad we have now! They have some delicious flavour combinations like Salted Caramel, Toffee Apple & Fudge, Chocolate & Coconut, Oreo and Mint, Cheesecake, Caramel Fudge, Rose Water & Marshmallow, Tutti Frutti, Malva & Custard, Sweet & Salted Popcorn, Orange Blossom & Pansies, Banana Cream Pie, Milky Bar White Chocolate, Peanut Butter Brownie and more (honestly, I could go on for ages). The also have Freek Shakes; bigger sizes, bigger flavours and more indulgence than ever!


Victoria Warf Shopping Centre | V & A Waterfront | +27 (0)87 357 3465

---

Find out more about delicatessens and markets in our best of Cape Town section, subscribe to our newsletter, follow us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Cape Town Events Calendar
December 2017
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31

Reconciliation Day: MCQPThings to do for the Day of Reconciliation in Cape Town

Recognise the past, celebrate the future and make the most of the Day on Reconciliation this year

Oude 2Enjoy a night of entertainment with the family under the stars at Oude Libertas Amphitheatre

Picturesque views form the backdrop to this open-air Oude Libertas theatre. It’s just waiting to host you and your family for a night of delight

Dinos Alive 2017 1DinosAlive Dinosaur Exhibition and Play Park

Grab the kids and jump back to the Jurassic period at this awesome interactive edutainment activity

Darling Brew - 2The Darling Summer Beer Festival is Back

Because beer festivals this time of the year just make sense…

Runstacle 4Run, Jump, Crawl and Walk all With Runstacle the Obstacle Course Fun Run

Enjoy a trail run with obstacles suitable for all ages, with Runstacle

Corne and TwakkieCorne and Twakkie are Back with The Most Amazing Show

The once-popular The Most Amazing Show, featuring Corne and Twakkie, is back and it promises to be an evening of laugh-a-minute fun!

Gugulethu Seven Monument Reconciliation Day RaceRCS Gugulethu Reconciliation Day Race

Trot through the streets of one of Cape Town’s largest townships this 16 December

Corona bungalowCorona SunSets Festival Returns to Cape Town for the Ultimate Beach Party

Jonas Blue, Klingande, Mi Casa, TIMO ODV and more to perform at the Corona SunSets Festival returning to Cape Town on Saturday, 16 December

Tea 5Stompers Unite for the 13-Hour Multi-Genre Tea in the Tree Music Festival

Sister festival to Into the Wild, Tea in the Tree is a music extravaganza consisting of acoustic, electronic, disco, house, techno and melodic electronica

King Kong MusicalKing Kong is back in Cape Town for its Final Run

Celebrate the comeback of this historic musical. WATCH: Video footage of the original King Kong Musical

saflag1Day of Reconciliation (Public Holiday)

Different racial groups stand together for the sake of the future of South Africa

Galileo - BlaauwklippenA Weekend Spent with The Galileo Open Air Cinema

Start your weekend with a little inner-city or wineland movie screening

Ratanga Junction Cape TownRatanga Junction Open for the Summer Season

The home of the Cobra offers thrill seekers one last ride.

Queen in Exile 2Athi-Patra Ruga's Queens in Exile at WHATIFTHEWORLD

The renowned artist’s latest body of work is about telling better stories, ultimately creating a world where the exiled can reign again (watch trailer)

MCQO - 1It’s MCQP Party Time Cape Town… Is Your Outfit Ready?

Get your suit of armour ready people, it’s all about the Dungeons and Dragons at Africa’s biggest and longest-running costume party

Palm Black TattooHand Poke Tattoo Techniques in the City

If it was good enough for the Romans, it’ll be good enough for you

Bay Harbour MarketSoothe Your Soul with Live Music at Bay Harbour Market Every Saturday

Celebrate our unique South African spirit with live music at one of Cape Town’s most vibrant markets every Saturday

Kirstenbosch Summer ConcertsThe Annual Carols By Candlelight at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Sing along to popular Christmas songs at Cape Town’s historic gardens this December

Kaapse Stories at The Rockwell TheatreDinner and a Show with Rockwell Theatre

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. What happens in Cape Town gets told to your mom, dad, tannie, ouma, second cousin and neighbour down the street

Wine FliesWine Flies Give You an Experience Like No Other

Take the road less travelled with this boutique touring company

Bay Harbour MarketYoung Saturdays at Bay Harbour Market

The new Young Saturdays programme at the Bay Harbour Market promises hours of creative fun for their youngest visitors

MAReSOLSatisfying Specials at MAReSOL Restaurant

Food that will make your palate and pocket happy

Battlefield Live SA Laser Tag Children's Events Cape TownKids’ Party Special with Battlefield Live SA Laser Tag

Treat your little one to the ultimate military-style birthday bash and save R500

kiff kombi toursCraft Beer Safari with Kiff Kombi Tours

Get a 15% discount on a Kiff Kombi Craft Beer Safari Tour when booking for five people or more

The Backyard Grill Lounge RibsBBQ Ribs Special at The Backyard Grill Lounge

Savour succulent, sticky ribs for just R150 per kilogram on Wed, Sat and Sun

The Queen and PeasantThe Queen and Peasant Weekend Meet and Greets

Treat yourself to a tasting of fine wines, beers and spirits this weekend

HintHuntHave a Happy Birthday at HintHunt

Trade Table Dancing and Bottle Service for a Birthday You’re Sure to Remember

Radisson-Blu-Waterfront-Nov-2014-139.jpgSaturday Seafood Grill at Radisson Blu’s Flagship Restaurant

This three-course seafood buffet is Saturday night done the right way

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips

Curious to make exciting discoveries in Cape Town every day? "LIKE" us for a daily hidden gem.