I have discovered Moody Cow (and no, that is not myself I am talking about) – but rather the stunning new ice cream shop now open in Clearwater Mall, so of course I bundled my friend Sal in to the car and off we went!
Moody Cow are ideally located opposite the Doppio Zero, and with their ideal location are able to serve a variety of markets, from people on their way to the cinema who need some sweets or those on their way to an early morning meeting who need a cup if coffee and a pastry. Those with a sweet craving will certainly get it, and owner Jose dos Passos is set to satisfy any craving you may have.
Everything is made with no preservatives or colourants, using only the finest ingredients. This artisanal Italian ice-cream (much like everything else on the menu) is made fresh, every day, and the flavours cover everything from Chocolate Hazelnut to Popcorn and Tiramisu − but there are also some local additions such as Malva Pudding and Milk Tart.
Dont forget about the fruit based sorbets such as Lemon and Mango. The menu at Moody Cow celebrates all things sweet. Everything from the handmade gelato and fruit based sorbets, cookie sandwiches, gourmet popcorn… even the waffle tacos are fresh and made-to-order in the store.
They are served on and in waffles, cones, sticks and take the form of ice-cream and frozen ice cream pops too. Jose also has his team baking fresh pastries, biscuits and the like daily – including a rather to die for cronut!!
Jose is himself a self-confessed coffee addict with a sweet tooth – this was his time to play. With vast experience in building and managing successful hospitality and retail businesses, he visited Sigep Expo in Northern Italy (the biggest gelato and coffee expo in the world) to gain knowledge and expertise that he brought back to South Africa.
At Moody Cow, you will find only-the-best coffee and gelato. The team at Moody Cow were trained by a Master Gelato Maker the Gelatician: an artist of consummate skill whose aim is to produce flawless gelato every time. The team prides itself on following the traditional method of creating handmade (Halaal-certified) gelato.
There are also selected candies & imported chocolates and liquorice and a gifting section that can make up bespoke gifts for a special occasion or for corporates.
A: Shop 137, Clearwater Mall, Roodepoort, Johannesburg
Open from Monday to Sunday from 7:30am until 9pm
T: 010 593 2740