Whether you want a soda float with the personal touch, one that is uniquely different or that is made with traditional homemade ice-cream, Pretoria has a float for all tastes.
Relish a Raspberry Soda Float at Royal Danish
With a brightly coloured atmosphere, Royal Danish ice-cream parlour, off Bernard Street, has been serving residents the best in ice-cream treats for 26 years. Indulge in their Raspberry Soda Float with a generous helping of homemade full cream ice-cream. Karensa De Freitas, owner of the store, has been hand making their ice-cream with a traditional Danish recipe and the finest ingredients for two decades. The range of 30 ice-cream flavours at this fun-filled parlour includes Copenhagen, Butter Pecan, and Mocha Almond flavours. They also have a selection of baked items including meringues, choc chip cookies and brownies.
Grab a Green Cow at The Barn Restaurant
Relax at The Barn Restaurant at Irene Dairy Farm off Nellmapius Street and enjoy a soda float with a twist in the form of their Green, Brown or White Cows. Originally a golfer’s drink, the Green Cow soda float is made with cream soda and full cream milk, White Cow with gingerbeer and milk, while the Brown Cow is made with coke and milk. This restaurant started as a tea garden 15 years ago and offers families an escape from busy city life with beautiful scenery of farm animals and greenery. For over 100 years, the Van der Byl family, who own the farm, have strived to maintain the authenticity of the farm in an urbanised environment.
Step into Jam and Daisies, a contemporary, country-style café with a touch of vintage in Lange Street to enjoy a garden dining experience with the personal touch. Taste the Cream Soda Floats which are decorated with strawberries, hundreds and thousands and sprigs of mint, beautifully presented and which tastes as delicious as it looks. Megan and Elaine Olsen opened this charming dining venue in November 2011 as a quiet environment to unwind. They cater for both small and large groups whether it be a bridal or baby shower, book club or business meeting. From flowers, to placemats and serviettes, they will take care of the details of any function.
Taste for yourself:
012 430 5719
The Barn Restaurant
012 667 4822
Jam and Daisies
012 346 6692
Words: Lisa Dewberry
Images Supplied & Lisa Dewberry