Ice cream fans, listen up: popular Cape Town ice cream producer The Creamery is planning to open another café in the Cape’s Southern Suburbs, this time at Palmyra Junction in Claremont. The new café is scheduled to open in September, and joins the stable of parlours in Mouille Point and Newlands.
Fans will be pleased to hear that the ever-popular waffles will appear on the menu at the new café, along with sundaes, tea and coffee. The Creamery will also be launching an extended take-home product range, including several of the most popular toppings.
The ice cream makers have also closed the Salt River café in order to extend the brand’s head office in the space. The Creamery business has grown rapidly over the last few years, and more office and meeting-room space was needed, preferably in the same location as the production kitchen. Owner Kate Schrire explains, “It felt like good timing to close our Salt River café, move a lot of equipment over [to the Palmyra venue], and throw a big farewell special on our last trading day. We had a line out the door the entire day, so it ended on a high note, thanks to our customers.”
Palmyra Junction was appealing for several reasons, says Kate. It’s a convenient location for southern suburbs commuters, there are loads of families and young people in the surrounding areas of Lynfrae and Harfield Village, and the centre offers many opportunities to pop by several times a week, for groceries, printing, laundry and coffee.
“Harfield Village already has a great small independent restaurant culture, and the Palmyra centre itself hosts Thai Cafe, Vida and Knead. The free parking, central location, and all these other great neighbouring businesses make it a good fit for us, and appealing to our customers,” says Kate.
If you’re in the mood for ice cream right now, head to the Newlands or Mouille Point cafés for tiramisu, the brand new flavour of the month for August, as well as the seasonal selection of black sesame, rooibos chai, apple crumble, and naartjie choc-chip. Limited-edition small batches will feature organic produce from one of The Creamery’s oldest and favourite suppliers, Little Boys’ Farm in Citrusdal, in flavours such as black tea and candied kumquat, cara cara oranges and cream, and butternut toasted marshmallow.
The Creamery Palmyra Junction is expected to open in the first half of September 2016. Stay tuned to Eat Out for updates.