Ice cream-lovers based in the Southern Suburbs are in for a treat just in time for summer. The Dairy Den has officially opened their second store in the Mother City, this time in Kenilworth Centre.

Just two short years ago The Dairy Den opened their first store in Sea Point, scooping up a number of fans due to their trendy vibe and delicious ice cream and doughnut combos.

It’s the perfect place to go whether you’re a die-hard ice cream connoisseur or downright crazy for doughnuts as there is always an option for everyone.

Rocky Road: chocolate soft serve with peanut brittle, almonds and marshmallow bits.

The new store is small and convenient but offers the same selection of delightful gourmet doughnuts and a rainbow variety of soft-serve ice-cream served with their signature black cones or hot pink Flamingo cones.

This exciting ice cream store is the result of a fantastic Capetonian sister duo of Tasia and Lexi Van Kets, built on a long family history of quality ice cream production that dates back to 1948.

“The Dairy Den has become a space where people come to treat themselves to their favourite something sweet. The response we have had from our very loyal customers has been phenomenal, which is why we are so excited to bring The Dairy Den experience to a whole new corner of Cape Town,” says Tasia.

Bespoke doughnuts for every occasion.

“It’s quite incredible to think that there have been three generations of ice cream makers in our family. I think there may be ice cream running through our veins!” says Lexi.

Locals in the Southern Suburbs now have a new escape from the heat and the opportunity to try fan favourites such as the authentic Belgian Chocolate Dip, The Mint Dragon, The Belter – for that extra bit of double trouble – as well as the pretty in pink Flamingo Cone selection. 

A rainbow selection of soft serve flavours.

Along with the new store, a few new offerings have made it onto the menu including a decadent White Belgian Chocolate, Belgian Chocolate Top Deck and Vanilla Nut Crunch soft serve flavours. If you’re not in the mood to go get ice cream yourself, you can now also have it delivered to your door via UberEats in the form of a soft serve tub on wheels.

The Dairy Den is a truly creative store and residents in the area can look forward to uniquely themed doughnuts for the festive season and other holidays to come.

Gourmet doughnuts from fudge flavored to KitKat topped.

The owners pay careful attention to each cone, soft serve serve and doughnut dished out, so that when you visit The Dairy Den you can be sure to receive the best service around from people who are truly passionate about their ice cream.

Kenilworth Centre trading hours:

Sun-Thurs: 9am – 9pm

Fri-Sat 9am – 11pm 

Find them in the Kenilworth Centre foodcourt.


Address: 1 Doncaster Rd, Kenilworth, Cape Town, 7708

Contact: 076 401 9895

Pictures: Supplied

Article written by


We love this place! Cape Town Etc features news, reviews, entertainment and lifestyle in the Mother City.