Check out these Auckland beachside treats

Nothing beats a cold treat on a hot day, and Takapuna has all the best frozen food joints in Auckland. So while you’re out enjoying the local sights, head down to Hurstmere Road and The Promenade – Takapuna’s sweet treat central, and grab a toothsome delight from these excellent outlets.

Movenpick – 33-45 Hurstmere Rd


Superstar Swiss ice cream maker, Mövenpick is a community favourite, and people come from all over the North Shore to get a cone.

It’s rocking a mouthwatering selection of natural ice creams and sorbets served in freshly baked waffle cones, with tempting flavours including macadamia dulce de leche and tiramisu. 

Duck Island – Shop 3/73 Hurstmere Rd

Duck Island Ice Cream

We’re also lucky enough to have Waikato-bred ice cream extraordinaire Duck Island Ice Cream.

Yes, it’s got scoops, but the real drawcard is the old-school ice cream sandwiches and milkshakes.

Duck Island is also vegan friendly, with a range of delectable plant-based options like lemon sorbet and coconut chocolate.

Takapuna Beach Cafe – 22 The Promenade

Takapuna Beach Café

And if you’re down by the beach, you can’t miss this one – good change you’ll see a queue at the ice cream window.

Hit up treasured local Takapuna Beach Café for gelato, smoothies, iced drinks, and fresh juices. We highly recommend the decadent and divine affogato – an Italian coffee-based dessert. 

KiwiYo – 84 Hurstmere Rd

Kiwiyo: Self-Serve Frozen Yoghurt

If you’re a fan of frozen yoghurt or going nuts on the pick’n’mix, then Kiwiyo Self-Serve Frozen Yoghurt is for you. You’ll have difficulty choosing whether to go with waffles and pancakes, sorbets and smoothies, or sundaes and shakes.

Chuck it all in a cup sized for your appetite, and pay by weight at the end.


Tank – Shore City Shopping Centre, ground floor by New World

Kiwi company Tank has been doing the best smoothies and juices since way back when, and we’ve got our own Tank at Shore City Shopping Centre.

With over 20 smoothie varieties and ten types of juices, you really are spoilt for choice. This treat is super yummy, and super healthy.

Starbucks – 50 Hurstmere Rd


Perennial favourite Starbucks is worth checking out for a range of delicious cold beverages – juices, cold coffees, iced teas and chocolates, special featured drinks and of course the famous Starbucks frappuccinos.

Try the strawberry açaí lemonade – it’s so good.

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