This Ice Cream Parlour in Cape Town *Officially* Makes the Best Ice Cream in the World

Siri, order me an Uber to Kloof Street.

If you’ve ever had late-night ice cream cravings in Cape Town then chances are you’ve hit up Unframed, the artisanal ice cream parlour that stays open until 11pm. Unframed is known for their unique flavours (like their surprisingly good vegan beetroot-chocolate-ginger), and have just been named the best ice cream parlour in the world. Officially.


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South Africa has been killing it with the world records this year, TBH. We’re home to the best pizza in Africa, we have the best restaurant in the world, we’re the world’s fifth most Instagrammable country, and now Cape Town is home to the world’s greatest ice cream parlour.

Big 7 Travel put together the list of the 50 Best Ice Cream Parlours in The World, and Unframed was the only African spot to make the list. And they came out tops, nogal. ‘Their ice creams are extraordinary, made with passion and truly unique in their flavour and just how rich they taste,’ said Big 7 Travel about their choice. ‘When it comes to the best ice cream parlours in the world, it truly doesn’t get much better than this.’

Unframed prides themselves on making small-batch ice cream from scratch using sustainable food. We’re obsessed with their classic flavours with a twist and their unusual ingredient combinations, like raspberry coconut, caramelised banana and matcha tea. Unframed also gets a huge shout-out for providing vegan options that don’t taste like second prize. Their vegan Blue Coconut option is even made using the superfood Spirulina, so you can get your nutrients in while pigging out.


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Unframed can be found on Kloof Street, at the V&A Waterfront, in The Woodstock Quarter, and, best of all for those of us who don’t want to have to leave the house to eat the greatest ice cream on the planet, on UberEats. Hint: If you take a nice enough Instagram of your scoop they could repost your pic and give you a free scoop!

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