For the craziest ice-cream sandwiches and deliciously OTT milkshakes.
Sometimes there’s a mood that only an ice-cream sandwich, a Nutella-filled crêpe, or a doughnut-laden, sprinkled-and-caramel-doused Freakshake will fix. Then there are those moments made altogether better by all of the above – which is where Crumbs & Cream comes in.
Cape Town’s first gourmet ice-cream sandwich concept wears its cute persona and quirky crown with pride, but there’s more to it than just punchy good looks. Owners and sisters Shahar Ben Artzi and Or Lahat brought Crumbs & Cream Cape Town to Sea Point in 2016, and since the first scoop was served, this energetic brand has flourished – there’s a second bricks-and-mortar store at The V&A Waterfront and there’s even a Crumbs & Cream in Joburg! Their treats are also available at selected petrol stations in Durbanville and Blouberg!
Ice-cream sandwiches + so much more
Peculiar to the Crumbs & Cream brand are its totally indulgent ice-cream sandwiches. To make your own, you’ll need to choose two cookies (it’s a difficult decision!) and a generous scoop of ice cream (from a selection of around 10 flavours on any day), which is then squished between the biscuits. Your job is to dig in and enjoy!
The milkshakes and the most Instagrammable Freakshakes you’ve ever seen (including a tower of doughnuts and even a mini cookie sandwich) are super-popular, as are the crêpes, which come in a traditional folded-over format with Nutella or scoops of ice cream.
The doors open early here, and from 8am to 8pm a piping hot cup of Big Dog coffee and a freshly baked cookie are on offer for just R20. As the day moves on you’ll find teens and tweens trying to decide on the best-possible combo (the Oreo Monster and Snickers ice cream are favourites, by the way); local moms cooling down kids after school; and sweet-toothed older folk sharing the latest gossip over a precisely made French crêpe and a scoop or three of whichever ice creams catch their eyes. Crumbs & Cream is that rare brand that ticks the boxes for all ages and all sweet-tooth moods.
Proof of the pudding
The shop is really easy on the eye but it’s also a spot that never ever skimps on quality. Everything is made on-site and from scratch – from their homemade cones (you can also have ice cream in a cup, bowl and, of course, between two cookies) to the daily baked cookies and made-to-order crêpes.
The ice cream used is proper Italian gelato, made with the best-quality local ingredients: the Belgian chocolate, for example, is the real delicious deal!
A sweet occasion
While Crumbs & Cream is certainly a place you want to visit, it also offers a range of wonderful off-site services, such as the Events Cart. The fully serviced wagon will arrive at your event with six ice cream and cookie flavours for your guests to enjoy. You can also arrange for Crumbs & Cream to cater for your next occasion with layered ice-cream cakes and ready-made ice cream sandwiches, available in original or mini sizes (perfect for kids’ parties!). And did we mention Crumbs & Cream is both kosher- and halaal-certified?
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