Best ice cream in Cape Town

Check out the top ice cream in Cape Town, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
1. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
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371 local reviews
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town
021 799 8783
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Karlien
Most beautiful garden in South Africa ! The Tea Room is a great restaurant for breakfast, brunch and ice cream…
Nikki
A peaceful, beautiful escape. Stunning gardens to meander through. A river to wade in and big trees to climb…
Erika+Lynne
Eat lunch at the restaurant there too
1. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
1. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
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371 local reviews
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town
021 799 8783
Karlien
Karlien
Most beautiful garden in South Africa ! The Tea Room is a great restaurant for breakfast, brunch and ice cream. Don't forget to walk on the …
Nikki
Nikki
A peaceful, beautiful escape. Stunning gardens to meander through. A river to wade in and big trees to climb. A gift shop, tea garden, ic…
Erika+Lynne
Erika+Lynne
Eat lunch at the restaurant there too
2. Kalk Bay
2. Kalk Bay
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101 local reviews
Kalk Bay, Cape Town
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Claudia
This is a great place to spend a morning or afternoon. It has loads of quirky little shops from clothing to a…
Doreen
Kalk Bay is an absolute treasure trove from Vintage clothing to second hand furniture and many, many interesti…
Alison
Lovely part of Cape Town. On the coast with shops, coffee shops and restaurants. Walk along the rocks and beac…
2. Kalk Bay
2. Kalk Bay
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101 local reviews
Kalk Bay, Cape Town
Claudia
Claudia
This is a great place to spend a morning or afternoon. It has loads of quirky little shops from clothing to art and everything in between. …
Doreen
Doreen
Kalk Bay is an absolute treasure trove from Vintage clothing to second hand furniture and many, many interesting shops along the Main road! …
Alison
Alison
Lovely part of Cape Town. On the coast with shops, coffee shops and restaurants. Walk along the rocks and beach to enjoy the view. Definitel…
3. Eastern Food Bazaar
3. Eastern Food Bazaar
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37 local reviews
Longmarket Street, Cape Town
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Saths
An Asian food experience. Make sure you are hungry...try the ice cream too.
Familio - ilze
Our go-to place in emergencies when we have no food ready. Indian, Malaysian, Chinese dishes served in an Auth…
Claire
Going to Company Garden's or the museums? Then check out this for lunch. Feel like you just stepped into Mor…
3. Eastern Food Bazaar
3. Eastern Food Bazaar
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37 local reviews
Longmarket Street, Cape Town
Open now
Saths
Saths
An Asian food experience. Make sure you are hungry...try the ice cream too.
Familio - ilze
Familio - ilze
Our go-to place in emergencies when we have no food ready. Indian, Malaysian, Chinese dishes served in an Authentic openstyle fashion. Stays…
Claire
Claire
Going to Company Garden's or the museums? Then check out this for lunch. Feel like you just stepped into Morocco, and sample some of the c…
4. Sea Point Promenade
4. Sea Point Promenade
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139 local reviews
Sea Point Promenade, Cape Town
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Sarah
The Sea Point Promenade - wonderful ocean views, public art, and a good place to stroll, people watch and eat …
Total Stay
Perfect for jogging, walking, frisbee and outdoor fitness, the Sea Point Promenade is a long stretch of beachf…
Patricia
Rent a bike, walk or jog all the way to Mouille Point. Stop off for an ice cream at the famous Creamery Cafe …
4. Sea Point Promenade
4. Sea Point Promenade
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139 local reviews
Sea Point Promenade, Cape Town
Sarah
Sarah
The Sea Point Promenade - wonderful ocean views, public art, and a good place to stroll, people watch and eat ice cream!
Total Stay
Total Stay
Perfect for jogging, walking, frisbee and outdoor fitness, the Sea Point Promenade is a long stretch of beachfront that runs along Beach Roa…
Patricia
Patricia
Rent a bike, walk or jog all the way to Mouille Point. Stop off for an ice cream at the famous Creamery Cafe across from the Lighthouse.
5. Noordhoek Farm Village
5. Noordhoek Farm Village
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53 local reviews
Village Ln, Cape Town
Closed now
021 789 2812
Establishment
Melanie and Arno
Visiting the Noordhoek Farm Village is like seeing an old friend. It’s easy, relaxed and no-nonsense in a comf…
Gail
On doorstep of home plus has everything you need. Restaurants/deli/bar/music/entertainment/food markets/ best …
Laurette & Ryan
Noordhoek Farm village have a range of restaurants for every taste and a lovely play area for the kids. They h…
5. Noordhoek Farm Village
5. Noordhoek Farm Village
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53 local reviews
Village Ln, Cape Town
Closed now
021 789 2812
Melanie and Arno
Melanie and Arno
Visiting the Noordhoek Farm Village is like seeing an old friend. It’s easy, relaxed and no-nonsense in a comfortable and welcoming environm…
Gail
Gail
On doorstep of home plus has everything you need. Restaurants/deli/bar/music/entertainment/food markets/ best ice cream around 'Kristin's',h…
Laurette & Ryan
Laurette & Ryan
Noordhoek Farm village have a range of restaurants for every taste and a lovely play area for the kids. They have an awesome market on a Wed…
6. Fish Hoek Beach
6. Fish Hoek Beach
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24 local reviews
Fish Hoek Beach
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LuLu
Close by, with a lovely swim or walk beach. The water is not too cold on this side of Cape Town. Best soft s…
KEVIN & ILANA
Family-friendly, excellent beach. Good for a day in the sun and sea or for a long walk. Restaurant available o…
Julie
The beaches currents are safe, there is a shark net, ablution facilities, a play park for kids, an outdoor res…
6. Fish Hoek Beach
6. Fish Hoek Beach
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24 local reviews
Fish Hoek Beach
LuLu
LuLu
Close by, with a lovely swim or walk beach. The water is not too cold on this side of Cape Town. Best soft serve ice cream is sold at the …
KEVIN & ILANA
KEVIN & ILANA
Family-friendly, excellent beach. Good for a day in the sun and sea or for a long walk. Restaurant available on beach for any ice creams/dri…
Julie
Julie
The beaches currents are safe, there is a shark net, ablution facilities, a play park for kids, an outdoor restaurant and a more upmarket re…
7. Boulders Beach
7. Boulders Beach
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135 local reviews
Establishment
jenny
Visit the penguin sanctuary or just chill at the beach with an ice cream - beautiful for swimming.
Chris
Because Penguins. Also, be sure to find the little red brick house by the parking lot that serves ice cream; w…
Cindy & Roberto
Boulders Beach is a sheltered beach made up of inlets between granite boulders, from which the name originated…
7. Boulders Beach
7. Boulders Beach
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135 local reviews
jenny
jenny
Visit the penguin sanctuary or just chill at the beach with an ice cream - beautiful for swimming.
Chris
Chris
Because Penguins. Also, be sure to find the little red brick house by the parking lot that serves ice cream; when you do then be sure to ask…
Cindy & Roberto
Cindy & Roberto
Boulders Beach is a sheltered beach made up of inlets between granite boulders, from which the name originated. It is located in the Cape Pe…
8. Gelato Mania
8. Gelato Mania
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5 local reviews
65 Main Rd, Cape Town
Open now
021 439 2074
StoreFoodEstablishment
Albert & Inge
One of the best ice cream parlours in Cape Town
Aloma
A Delicious Scoop of Ice Cream that will have you rising above the ground as you traet yourself to one of the…
Andrew
Because...ice cream. Delicious frikken ice cream.
8. Gelato Mania
8. Gelato Mania
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5 local reviews
65 Main Rd, Cape Town
Open now
021 439 2074
Albert & Inge
Albert & Inge
One of the best ice cream parlours in Cape Town
Aloma
Aloma
A Delicious Scoop of Ice Cream that will have you rising above the ground as you traet yourself to one of these delicately creamy treats
Andrew
Andrew
Because...ice cream. Delicious frikken ice cream.
9. De Oude Bank Bakkerij
9. De Oude Bank Bakkerij
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20 local reviews
7 Church St, Stellenbosch
021 883 2187
RestaurantFoodEstablishment
Amanda
Best bakery by far, steam-punk decor, delicious handmade ice creams and deli with boutique wine shop upstairs
Jenna-Louise
Gorgeous breakfasts, lovely coffee, wonderful homemade fresh breads and pastries and incredible homemade ice c…
Marguerite
Its a lovely and intimate country style bakery with freshly baked goodies.
9. De Oude Bank Bakkerij
9. De Oude Bank Bakkerij
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20 local reviews
7 Church St, Stellenbosch
021 883 2187
Amanda
Amanda
Best bakery by far, steam-punk decor, delicious handmade ice creams and deli with boutique wine shop upstairs
Jenna-Louise
Jenna-Louise
Gorgeous breakfasts, lovely coffee, wonderful homemade fresh breads and pastries and incredible homemade ice cream
Marguerite
Marguerite
Its a lovely and intimate country style bakery with freshly baked goodies.
10. The Creamery Cafe Newlands
10. The Creamery Cafe Newlands
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13 local reviews
Dean St, Cape Town
Open now
021 686 3975
StoreFoodEstablishment
Kea
Nice little cafe which specializes in waffles and ice cream, making it a nice spot to stop off at after an eve…
Glenda
Enjoy delicious & interesting handmade ice cream or a cup of coffee.
Sarah
This ice-cream shop has a cult following among Capetonians, and with good reason! Hand-made ice cream using on…
10. The Creamery Cafe Newlands
10. The Creamery Cafe Newlands
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13 local reviews
Dean St, Cape Town
Open now
021 686 3975
Kea
Kea
Nice little cafe which specializes in waffles and ice cream, making it a nice spot to stop off at after an evening out.
Glenda
Glenda
Enjoy delicious & interesting handmade ice cream or a cup of coffee.
Sarah
Sarah
This ice-cream shop has a cult following among Capetonians, and with good reason! Hand-made ice cream using only local ingredient. New flavo…
11. The Creamery Cafe Salt River
11. The Creamery Cafe Salt River
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4 local reviews
97 Durham Ave, Cape Town
021 447 7690
StoreFoodEstablishment
Louise
You have never, ever tasted ice-cream like this! I am an ice cream expert, ha ha!
Jörg
Very delicious ice cream and waffles and coffee. Open till late.
Matteo
Ice cream. Need we say more?
11. The Creamery Cafe Salt River
11. The Creamery Cafe Salt River
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4 local reviews
97 Durham Ave, Cape Town
021 447 7690
Louise
Louise
You have never, ever tasted ice-cream like this! I am an ice cream expert, ha ha!
Jörg
Jörg
Very delicious ice cream and waffles and coffee. Open till late.
Matteo
Matteo
Ice cream. Need we say more?
12. Spice route
12. Spice route
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31 local reviews
Spice route, Paarl
Closed now
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Donna
Beautiful setting overlooking Paarl. Great pizzas at La Grapperia. Great chocolates at the Chocolate House. Gr…
Emily
This is a one-stop tourist Mecca with everything from craft beer, gourmet chocolate, lovely restaurants, souve…
David
Home to Cape Town's finest brewery, the Spice Route has many wonderful artisanal spots. Amazing biltong, ice …
12. Spice route
12. Spice route
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31 local reviews
Spice route, Paarl
Closed now
Donna
Donna
Beautiful setting overlooking Paarl. Great pizzas at La Grapperia. Great chocolates at the Chocolate House. Great Gelato at ice cream stand!…
Emily
Emily
This is a one-stop tourist Mecca with everything from craft beer, gourmet chocolate, lovely restaurants, souvenir shops, ice cream, wine, an…
David
David
Home to Cape Town's finest brewery, the Spice Route has many wonderful artisanal spots. Amazing biltong, ice cream, pizzas and coffee. But …