Adelaide’s Best Milkshakes & Crazy Shakes

Family Friendly Eats, Most Popular, The Best of Adelaide for Kids

My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard……..ok, no it doesn’t, but some of these beauties might! The Kids in Adelaide team are partial to a milkshake and we have dropped a list of our favourite Adelaide (and beyond) rich, frothy, cold, flavoured dairy milk delights. From the humble traditional milkshake at Cheffy Chelbys in the south, to the best of the Barossa. We found thickshake heaven in the south and fancy schmanc-ey milkshakes in the North. Diabetics and lactose intolerant people, proceed with caution…

Coco Cacao, Henley Beach

LOOK. AT. THAT.

Truly a thing of beauty, the milkshakes at Coco Cacao are almost a full meal in themselves! Maybe not a particularly nutritious meal, but certainly filling and DEFINITELY delicious! 

They are loaded with all the yummy things and they even do a Golden Gaytime shake. YES PLEASE.

Find them at Henley Beach – read more here. 

Milky Lane, Adelaide

Fancy a good ole’ fashioned thickshake that won’t break the budget? Nothing to OTT but just enough to satifsy those cravings?

Milky Lane delivers the goods with both they’re regular and loaded thickshakes. Choose from classics like chocolate or strawberry or opt for something more extravagant with flavours including Crunchie, Snickers, Bueno, Mint Areo and Biscoff – I dare you to try and choose just one!

Read more about Milky Lane here

Saints Kitchen

Here you will find a choice of 3 mega indulgent super shakes with giant brownies on top. They also sell regular milkshakes and thickshakes.
The shakes are impressive in size and OTT-ness, very filling and tasty. We had to bring the brownies home in a takeaway container!
Friendly staff, clean and modern restaurant and toilets, easy parking in shopping centre, great looking menu and a bright and airy atmosphere. We go past here regularly and it’s packed so it’s a popular spot and bookings recommended.

TGI Friday’s

Did you know that TGI Friday’s at both Marion and Tea Tree Plaza offer a great little selection of shankes!  There are basic small milkshake options from $3.50. Pictured here are the Vegan Oreo Shake and the Extreme Unicorn Shake, both under $13.00. The American restraunt is a fun atmosphere with a fantastic family friendly menue and even kids eat free on Monday to Thursdays (T&C apply)

TGI Friday’s

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Beach Break Cafe

Organic and artificial additives free is the name of the milkshake game at Beach Break Cafe!

This lovely little cafe right on the beach at West Beach is serving up no nasties goodness & we are here for it! They are so fresh & tasty – the vanilla  & coconut milkshake got a big tick from us!

Make sure you drop by next time you’re heading west & enjoy a delicious milkshake with a side of ocean views.

Follow them on Instagram for all the yummy goodness.

Uniqorn Eats, City & Glenelg

Well known for the rainbow cheese toasties and other bright eye popping Insta-worthy food (that will likely come out the same colour it went in), the shakes are no exception and really something else. Large, bright, loaded and crazy. Do it. If Willy Wonka owned a cafe in the Adelaide it would be this place. Their new Glenelg store is just as fun, with lots of crazy shakes and delicious, colourful fun to be had! 

Click here to learn more. 

Essence Cafe, Stirling

The Essence Cafe is tucked away behind the main road with indoor and outdoor seating available, and plenty of car parking nearby. There’s also room for prams and high chairs and it’s a popular spot for families to grab a coffee and a treat or go all out with a delicious breakfast or lunch. We love their shakes for the sensible size and fun but not OTT presentation.

Tram Side Kiosk, Glenelg

This is a great spot for a weekend milkshake (or anytime!). Kids can play in the old school tram, plus there is playground right there! Good milkshakes to go along with their good food & service. Win!

Click here to find out more about this great spot.

Cheffy Chelby’s- Morphett Vale

We have been long time Cheffy Chelbys fans – they serve good honest food and their milkshakes are no exception! You’ll find classic flavours such as chocolate, strawberry and lime, but with a modern twist (cream & sprinkles!). For the adults, you can grab a protein shake which are also delicious!

Click here to find out more.

Cafe Bonython, Bonython Park Playground

Not kidding, a ‘heaps good’ cafe in a playground. Not a half baked attempt, an actual high quality food and beverage outlet. The crazy shakes are the most affordable we have found for this type of thing and your kids will go nuts for them. Literally. Lucky there is an entire playground to run it off. Paw Patrol was our favourite shake. Bring the face wipes for under 5yo’s lol. You can also get a small sensible shake or milk drink here but we went the full experience because YOLO. Check out their birthday party packages while you are here, they also run a stacked program of school holiday activities, which have nothing to do with milkshakes.

Click here to find out more.

Monkey Nut Cafe, Lyndoch

Cafe, winery and tasting room. The platters look great but we were over food and wine on our visit #justhereforthemilkshakes
Kies Family Wines is an excellent example of the Barossa being family friendly and inclusive. When we thought that we couldn’t possibly love our shakes any more, we read about the chocolate decorating them, made by local talent ‘Ability Chocolates’. Rachel started this business to suit her capabilities as she lives with Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome. So awesome, we wanted to buy ALL the chocolate. You will find Ability chocolates on Instagram here and see them pop up in small venues from time to time around the Barossa. Now….back to milkshakes.

The Pickled Duck, Modbury

We found this gem for their epic burgers and the kids have loved them ever since for the shakes. Not stupid big sizes and they be a little bit fanceeeeeeey. If you are in the North, these guys do every thing well, from big and (good) greasy. Not in the north? Get there any way because #worthit

Bereenberg, Hahndorf

This newly opened (in late 2021) iconic strawberry experience have fully amped up their food and beverage offering, along with the whole visitor experience and we are especially here for the milkshakes. Do not pass by the Adelaide HIlls with out stopping in. Just don’t. 

Coffeed, Aberfoyle Park

Okayyyyy another burger place but we love love love the thickshakes. Not complicated, just good, really good. The iced coffee is the bomb too should you require caffine. Best paired with the chicken and chorizo burger. Go south for this one.

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