Freakshake, shmeakshake. We’re all about quality over quantity, so while we’ve got a soft spot for excess, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite, not so freaky milkshakes from around Perth for the next time you need a sugar hit.
North Street Store
Our love affair with North Street Store continues. Is there anything these guys don’t knock outta the park?! Their milkshakes are no different, with killer limited edition flavours appearing for limited seasonal runs. Milo, Jaffa, dulce de leche… we’re dreaming of summer, but this will do in the meantime.
16 North Street, Cottesloe
If you’re going to get a milkshake, a diner definitely seems like an appropriate setting – and The Moon certainly is a classic. The Moon has been serving the late night revellers of Perth for nearly 30 years, and shows no signs of stopping. While their Doom shake is full-on chocolate mud cake goodness, we’re really quite partial to a straightforward malted thickshake. A classic shake for a classic setting.
Shop 2, 323 William Street, Northbridge
It stands to reason that if you love a gelateria, their milkshakes are probably gonna be pretty ace, too. That’s our approach to it, anyway – and Chicho doesn’t disappoint. This new-wave gelateria is creating some pretty iconic flavours out of their Northbridge store that are just as at home in a milkshake as they are in a cone. Whether it’s a classic vanilla or chocolate, or perhaps something a bit more experimental (hello, fig, mascarpone and balsamic!), it’s gonna be a winner.
180 William Street, Northbridge
What’s that we were saying about favourite gelaterias? We’ve described Pietro in the past as being authentically Italian yet fantastically experimental, and we absolutely stand by that assessment. Checking out their recent limited edition gelato is a total whirlwind of flavour and milkshake potential – cinny buns, dragon fruit, brown sugar oat milk tea?! Can you tell we’re jazzed about it???? We’re honestly doing a bit of heavy breathing just thinking about the possibilities.
Shop 16B, The Park Centre, 789 Albany Highway, East Victoria Park
We were just about to get our breathing under control, but then we remembered Dumbo Gelato, so here we are. With gelato flavours leaning heavily towards nostalgic Australiana, you know their milkshake game will be on point, too. And with heaps of vegan and gluten free options, you know even your most dietary-requirementy mates can get in on the action.
148 The Esplanade, Scarborough
You’d think that making some of the best hot dogs in Perth was enough, but no – Run Amuk’s gotta lead the pack in milkshakes, too! As well as the classics (you know the drill: vanilla malt, chocolate, caramel, strawberry, spearmint or banana), these guys are also making a Reece’s peanut butter choc shake that is, in their words, “so thick you need a knife and fork”. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
386A South Terrace, South Fremantle
Okay, so this one might be a little freaky. Whisk Creamery are churning some pretty dope ice cream from their Subiaco and Northbridge locations, so it makes sense that their milkshakes have to hold their own. The menu features shakes like the cronutella, and the matchatella; each topped with a homemade cronut and blended with some of their signature ice cream. Other epic flavours include banoffee, raspberry cheesecake or vanilla slice. Trust us, sometime you need a bit of excess in your life.
151 Rokeby Road, Subiaco
246 William Street, Northbridge