5 Reasons to Try Ice & Spice Café in Swakopmund

Ice and Spice Cafe in Swakopmund

5 Reasons to Try Ice & Spice Café

Light Bites and Sweet Treats

Ice & Spice Café is a small inobtrusive café secreted inside Swakopmund’s Atlanta Arcade, but it’s also the place to go for an unforgettable ice cream stop during a trip to Swakopmund. We came across this delightful gelateria while exploring the neighborhood and we’d love to share it with you here.

As an ice cream lover, here’s why you simply must pop into Ice & Spice Café for the best gelatos in town on your next trip to Swakopmund. Although ice cream is not where it ends as you’ll find out below.

1. Amazing Ice Cream and Other Delights

The dessert menu dominates at Ice & Spice with two full pages of treats on offer. On any given day, diners can choose from 22 different flavors of gelato, and the seasonal menu cycles between 42 different kinds altogether – just another reason to visit as often as you can.

Some of the exciting flavors available include chocolate, blackberry yoghurt, Oreo cookies, and lotus cheesecake.

Gelato, as we mentioned, is not where it ends. You’ll also find a dizzying array of ice cream arrangements on offer like sundaes, spaghetti, signature cups, and chocolate fondue.

That’s just the ice cream, then you must navigate through a mouth-watering variety of cheesecakes, waffles, and crepes. If you really must, you can also opt for sugar-free versions of the pistachio, hazelnut, and chocolate ice cream.

Ice & Spice also serves an array of light meals for breakfast and lunch, including soups, pies, wraps, toasted sandwiches, and classic breakfasts.

Fine filter coffee, soda floats, soft drinks, and milkshakes complete the offering.

2. Ice & Spice Café is Uniquely Namibian

Local businesses are the best way to enjoy a true taste of Namibian hospitality, undiluted by the trappings of international franchises.

Small local businesses have the best interests of their community at heart and a genuine concern for the well-being of the town. Ice & Spice Café is a regular supporter of local initiatives by donating prizes and sponsorships to support their fellow Swakopmund residents.

They have a vested interest in their employees, recognizing and fostering their unique skills while encouraging them to build on their personal strengths.

It’s a testament to the great community spirit of Swakopmund that this small café has been thriving since 2014 and recently had to relocate to larger premises.

3. The Family Friendly Vibe

Family-run businesses have a charm all of their own, a unique vibe that’s impossible to replicate anywhere else. These establishments treat every customer with the care and attention that can’t be matched by employees simply going about the daily grind.

At Ice & Spice Café, you’re welcomed like a VIP guest when you arrive, and you’ll soon feel at home whether you choose to dine inside or on the outside shaded patio. Children can burn off their energy in one of two play areas, while parents enjoy something cool and sweet to drink while they await their order.

The Café is easily accessible by wheelchair and patrons enjoy the convenience of street parking and free off-street parking. If you’ve got to run, Ice & Spice Café can oblige with takeaway versions of their delicious meals.

4. It’s the Perfect Pit Stop

Ice & Spice’s quaint café enjoys a central location in the Atlanta Arcade just off Sam Nujoma Avenue. This places it in the perfect spot for a break during your exploration of the town.

It’s close to local sports clubs, the equestrian center, and desert explorers adventure center, making it the perfect place for a refreshing break between exciting activities.

Palm Beach, the Swakopmund Museum, and the Mole are also just a few minutes’ drive away and you’ll find no shortage of retail therapy within walking distance.

5. Personal Service

Ice & Spice employs just six staff members, hand-selected for their friendly natures and trained to deliver attentive customer service.

The café is open from Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm as well as on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. For added convenience, the ice cream parlor stays open until 5pm on Saturdays and re-opens on Sundays from 11am to 5pm.

You can even impress your guests at a birthday party or other function by arranging catering from Ice & Spice.

Explore the Best That Swakopmund has to Offer

Swakopmund is a delight for travelers wanting to explore the Namib desert or revel in the riches of the Atlantic Ocean. This historic city is filled with treasures of the historic, culinary, and natural kind.

Little gems, like Ice & Spice Café await – start planning your trip to Swakopmund today by browsing our travel guide and booking your first night’s stay in Namibia at Arebbusch Travel Lodge.


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