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Top ice cream parlours in Cape Town

The inside scoop on the venues keeping Cape Town cool

After a hard day’s tanning at the beach or a mountain hike, what better way to reward yourself than with a refreshing ice cream? Find this perfect accompaniment to a South African summer’s day at one of these chilling haunts. 

Don Gelato
With a solid base already in Western Cape towns of Stanford and Hermanus, this Italian ice cream parlour now has a stall at the V&A Waterfront Market. Don Gelato prides itself in following the traditional method of creating gelato, and uses only the freshest ingredients (think free range eggs) and adds no preservatives or colouring in their offerings. Ice cream lovers can choose from a tasty array of flavours that range from classic items like chocolate and vanilla, to well-known gelato flavours like stracciatella (a blend of milk and chocolate), pistachio, and even a unique flavour called “The Zebra”. 
Stall 15 | Pumphouse Building | V&A Market on the Wharf | V&A Waterfront | Cape Town | +27 (0) 82 097 3306

Haagen Dazs
The famous Haagen Dazs melt-in-the-mouth texture is created by whipping a small amount of air into fresh cream. This technique ensures the signature creaminess of their desserts. Sure, there are 24 dreamy flavours to choose from, but we've got a sweet tooth for Belgian Chocolate.
Shop no. 129 | Lower Level | Victoria Wharf | +27 (0)21 421 0744

Gelato Mania
If you can’t afford the calories; head to Green Point for a delectable, guilt-free treat. They cater for a multitude of requirements, including kosher, Halaal, hormone and preservative free milk in over 30 delicious flavours. Try the coconut with fresh fruit, served in a waffle cone.  
65 Main Road | Green Point | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 439 2074

The Venezia Ice Cream Parlour
This is an ice cream spot for the hedonists. Think of indulgent cones such as; English Toffee, creamy peanut butter, and deep chocolate. Whatever flavour you decide on you won’t be disappointed by this Sea Point institution.
92 Main Road | Sea Point | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 433 0484 

Lecca il Gelato
If your icy craving is for real Italian gelato, then look no further than this Stellenbosch gem. Think natural, authentic ingredients, including fresh local fruit as well as exotic ingredients such as, cocoa beans from Brazil, and hazelnuts from Piemonte.
15 Church Street | Stellenbosch | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 872 9062  

Marcel’s Frozen Yoghurt
Though not an ice cream parlour, this premium frozen dessert brand is one that should definitely be on your radar if you’re looking for something cool and indulgent yet also healthy on a hot summer’s day. Marcel’s swirled onto the scene back in 1989 as South Africa’s very first frozen yoghurt store and its award-winning quality, heavenly taste and creamy texture has been spreading pleasure across Cape Town ever since. Popular flavours include English Toffee, Chocolate and Vanilla, but the brand now also serves more creative options like Cotton Candy, Salted Caramel and Nougat. The froyo queen currently has 15 stores in the Western Cape (the flagship outlet is at the V&A Waterfront), so you should easily be able to find a parlour near you.
Shop FC6 | Lower Level | V&A Waterfront | Dock Road | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 425 2633 (visit the Marcel’s website to find the locations of other shops)

Bombolina Gelateria and Restaurant
For traditional, artisan ice cream, look no further than Milnerton’s Bombolina. This classic store is said to use gelato making methods that date back hundreds of years. Plus, unlike some other ice cream producers, Bombolina makes each flavour individually.
Unit 11 | Central Park | Platinum Crescent | Marconi Beam | Milnerton | Cape Town

The Café in the Garden
Take ten minutes out of your day to sit on a bench and enjoy the natural surroundings of The Company Gardens, while enjoying a very reasonably priced treat. The Café in the Garden offers a single scoop of Aylesbury ice cream for R6.50 and a double-decker for R10.00.
The Café in the Garden | The Company Gardens | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 423 2919

Ice Cream Ninjas
If you consider yourself brave enough, enter the realm of the ninja, and enjoy exciting new flavours that are sure to kick your taste buds into overdrive. Try the black cherry ice cream, served with pistachios and white Belgian chocolate sauce, or an invigorating bubblegum ice cream with popping candy. They also offer exciting promotions, including ‘ching chong cha chuesdays’, where you can challenge staff members to a game of rock, paper, scissors. If you win, you’ll get 10% chopped off the price of your ice cream. 
Shop 71 | Tyger Valley Shopping Centre | 102 Edward Street | Cape Town | +27 (0) 082 851 9557

Ice Café
For sumptuous ice cream in a vintage setting, head to Ice Café, in laid-back Kalk Bay. Here you can try delicious flavours, including blueberry and cream, rum and raisin or ginger and cinnamon.
Main Road | Kalk Bay | +27 (0)21 788 4816

The Creamery
If you value ethical and sustainable production, you will love the exciting products offered by The Creamery. Situated in Mowbray, this is no ordinary ice cream producer; local ingredients are sourced to create delicious treats such as, jasmine blossom, fig leaf or basil ice cream. You can purchase their tasty array of products either from The Creamery HQ or from Neighbourgoods Market at the Biscuit Mill on Saturdays.
Unit 22A | corner of Weymouth and Wyecroft Road | Mowbray | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 447 7690

Unframed Ice Cream
Located on Cape Town's trendy Kloof Street, Unframed Ice Cream is an artisan ice cream parlour offering diary, sorbet and vegan options. Founded by Yann Rey, Unframed looks to provide the Mother City with one-of-a-kind sorbet and dairy and vegan ice cream made from the best natural ingredients sourced from around the globe. Offering 12 ice creams (including two sorbets and two vegan options – made with coconut milk), flavours will constantly change depending on daily inspiration and available seasonal produce. The chic hub also offers a wide range of toppings and sauces (there are vegan-friendly options) to add to the scoops.
45C Kloof Street | Cape Town | +27 (0) 72 356 4936

Crumbs & Cream in Sea Point
Sitting pretty on Sea Point’s Regent Road, this little decedent dessert parlour is dedicated to one thing and one thing only: The Ice Cream Sandwich. The sweet and savoury delight sees a scoop of top-quality Italian Gelato squished between two freshly baked cookies and is then finished off with various yummy spreads and toppings. In total there are 14 types of cookies, 16 different ice cream flavours as well as a wide range of spreads and toppings to choose from and complete your creation with. Banting (sugar and gluten-free made with coconut) and vegan-friendly cookies (egg and butter-free) as well as sugar-free ice cream (sweetened with xylitol) and dairy-free vegan sorbets are also available. NOTE: Crumbs & Cream also has a tuk-tuk situated at the V&A Waterfront.
16 Regent Road | Sea Point | Cape Town
V&A Waterfont | Between the Watershed Market and the Aquarium

Tanning at the beach can be an arduous task beneath the intense, Cape Town sun. If you don’t want to disrupt valuable bronzing time, simply look up to the vendors that appear like desert cacti, calling phrases like: ‘a lolly to make you jolly’. Try the frozen granadilla or indulge in decadent chocolate covered, coconut ice-cream. Sound appealing? Tanning relief is right at your fingertips for as little as R10.

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