Gelato, waffles and coffee, could it get any better? Well yes, it can but, only if the restaurant you get them from has an obscure and delightful name, like Moody Cow.
The Moody Cow concept is the brainchild of Jose dos Passos (an idea he got on a trip to Italy) and together with his partner Xanthya Kriel they have turned that idea into an amazing and indulgent reality. You’ll find Xanthya in the kitchen. She is the one responsible for the wonderful creations on their menu.
At Moody Cow, you’ll find only the best coffee and gelato. The Moody Cow team were trained by a Master Gelato Maker ‘the Gelatician”. They pride themselves on following the traditional method of creating handmade, Halaal-certified gelato. 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 daily. 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.
The menu celebrates all things sweet. Everything from handmade gelato and fruit based sorbets, cookie sandwiches, gourmet popcorn, even the waffle tacos are fresh and made-to-order in store. Pair this with one of their speciality coffees, an Uber Shake or a Sicilian lemonade. 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.
I was lucky enough to sample a few items off the menu and while everything was really good, I highly recommend the Moody Choc Float – a hot chocolate like you’ve never had before or the Apple Milk Tart Waffle Taco. If you looking for something a little less sweet try one of the Lemonades (I had the one with rooibos tea and elderflower extracts).
All Moody Cow gelato is available in either a cup or cone, 1 scoop (Original) or 3 scoops (Moody). A “Take home and enjoy” option is also available in 500ml or 1lt tubs.
While the Clearwater Mall store is currently the only one, Jose is already looking to the future and ultimately wants to expand Moody Cow into a local and international franchise.
Moody Cow Gelato and Coffee Co.
Shop 137, Clearwater Mall, Roodepoort, Johannesburg
Open from Monday to Sunday, 7:30 am until 9:00 pm
Some information adapted from supplied press release.