When the Patissez “Freakshakes” exploded over social media last year, Canberra suddenly became known for more than just politics, porn and fireworks. We were now home of the “Freakshake” and people came from far and wide to try one.
While Patissez might have made Canberra the milkshake capital of the world, there are a few other cafes around town that are also known for their deliciously decadent milkshakes. In no particular order, here are a few that I know about.
Let’s start with the obvious. The milkshakes that broke the internet last year are famous for being over the top, rich and literally dripping with some sort of decadent sauce. Now with a new store in the City, as well as their original Manuka location, there are two venues you can indulge in one of the milkshakes that made Canberra famous. Find out more: patissez.com.au
4. Fox and Bow
Located at the Farrer shops, Fox and Bow is one of Canberra’s best suburban cafes known for serving up good food alongside a range of juices, smoothies and, of course, milkshakes. Their shakes are delicious and have fun names too, like The Kimye – a white choc, caramel fudge shake with chocolate gelato and complete with sparkly sprinkles, just like a Kardashian would like it. Find out more: www.foxandbow.com.au
3. The Cupping Room
The Cupping Room’s salted caramel and popcorn milkshake brings all the boys to the yard. Yes, their main jam is coffee, but their “King Shakes”, as they call them, have been a feature of their menu ever since they opened. If salted caramel isn’t your thing (really?), they also have dark choc and mint or pistachio and chamomile on their current menu. Find out more: www.thecuppingroom.com.au
2. Penny University
My favourite thing about the milkshakes at Penny University is how creative they are. On a previous menu, Penny had a shake that came with pop rocks stuck to the rim of the glass – it was like a party in your mouth before you even got to the shake. With their current menu, you’ve got the choice between strawberry rhubarb & ginger crumble, salted caramel, banana & walnut, and mango passionfruit cheesecake. I’ll take one of each, thanks. Find out more: pennyuniversitycafe.com
1. Double Shot
At first glance of the menu, Double Shot’s milkshakes don’t appear to be anything that special. They’ve gone with the classics – vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, caramel – nothing too out of the ordinary. Sometimes I just feel like a down to earth classic shake with a flavour I know and trust. However, that’s not why I included them on this list. The fact is, they do the classics oh so well. Served in one of their signature jars, the Double Shot shakes are deliciously decadent. And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even upgrade to a thickshake. Find out more: doubleshotdeakin.com.au
This is however by no means an exhaustive list of Canberra’s best milkshakes and I’d love to hear from you – where do you go for a milkshake in town?
Read more from Bec Cuzzillo at her website: www.inexplicablewanderlust.com