Milk on the Beach

Forever beach days at this family spot on Onrus lagoon

Panoramic views of the beach
Monday to Saturday from 8:00am to 9pm
Sunday from 8:00am to 8:30pm
028 316 1516
1 Atlantic Road, Onrus, Hermanus
Milk on the beach

Forever beach days at this family spot on Onrus lagoon

It’s downstairs from Milk on the Beach

Last updated: Tuesday, 20 December 2022 

Think back to beach days as a kid: Sand between your toes, sticky fingers, bright beach umbrellas and the smell of sunscreen. At the Waffle Shack, with a build-your-own waffle counter and loaded hotdogs, you can get this nostalgic summer feeling all year round.

Relive memories of being a kid at the beach with The Waffle Shack. Image: Milk on the Beach 


The Waffle Shack is located on Onrus lagoon and has a wooden deck overlooking the water. Lined with colourful bar stools and a giant funky mural of an English bulldog named Cindy, you’ll be able to watch children building sand castles on the beach and people swimming in the lagoon. Expect to see excited kids, wet dogs and sandy footprints covering the slats of the deck. 

With its bright decor and beach view, a visit to the Waffle Shack feels like a never-ending beach holiday. Image: Milk on the beach


At the Waffle Shack, you can build your own waffle. With a selection of all sorts of toppings - like jelly tots and beans, Smarties, Bar One pieces - kids can go wild. There are also signature options like the Cheesecake Waffle, which is topped with vanilla ice cream, a tangy cheesecake mixture and berry coulis. Don’t forget to try a croissant waffle: a sticky, chewy, syrup-ey croissant made in a waffle press. 

Meals are served in cardboard containers, which means you can even bring your treats straight back to the beach. Image: Milk on the Beach 


Not much of a sweet tooth? We get it - after a long day at the beach there’s hardly a better feeling than tucking into a carby meal. At the Waffle Shack, you can devour loaded hotdogs and fries. Think Mexican hotdogs smothered in crushed nachos, jalapenos, guacamole, and mustard - so loaded that the toppings drip down the sides of your hands. 

The crushed nachos on the loaded Mexican hotdog gives it a satisfying crunch. Image: Milk on the Beach 


Although this spot may be a kiddie haven, there’s plenty of play for adults too. Try a Popcorn Gin and Tonic (with pieces of caramel popcorn floating in it) or the Dogbowl cocktail (a tropical cocktail served in an actual dog bowl). Or, just enjoy an ice cold Onrus Ale after a long day at the beach.

The Dog Bowl is meant for sharing, but we’re sure it could also be tackled solo. Image: Julia Rowley 


Head up the stairs and you'll find a second beach-side restaurant. Milk on the Beach has a larger menu, with choices like burgers, poke bowls and fish and chips. It’s also the only restaurant in Onrus that has sushi. 

Milk on the Beach may have a different menu to the Waffle Shack, but it has the same beautiful view. Image: Milk on the Beach 


The Waffle Shack is open: Monday to Sundays, 7am to 10pm
Find them: 1 Atlantic Dr | Onrus River | Hermanus
Contact them on: 028 316 1516, @milk_onthebeach

By Julia Rowley 



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