Café Fru Dax is an award-winning café and ice cream parlor on Rømø, which was put on our map of Denmark's Best Experiences when they won South Jutland's Best Ice Cream Parlor AND Denmark's Best Ice Cream Parlor 2019! Therefore, in early May 2019 we went to Rømø to try out the place and hand over a diploma to Maria, who is the woman behind Fru Dax:
Much more than an ice cream parlor
Initially we would just pay a little visit and maybe let Fru Dax's 'Giant Ice Cream' make up our lunch but when we meet Maria it is in the adjoining cafe of the ice cream parlor where lunch is already well underway.
After talking to Maria and handing over the diploma we agree to try out some of the cafe's specialties for lunch. We decide on Fru Dax's Tapas plang and the popular 'stjerneskud' which is an open faced sandwich with bread and different kinds of delicious fish.
We get a Marsh Wheat from the local brewery Ribe Bryghus, which is said to be an ideal lunch beer for the more than well-proportioned and tasty dishes. In fact we have to admit that there is no room for what we came for - the ice cream.
Freshly baked waffles - an award winning recipe?
So what is it that makes Fru Dax something special that makes so many people vote for them for Denmark's Best Ice Cream Parlor? According to several we have talked to and heard from much of the secret lies in the freshly baked ice cream cones. At Fru Dax the cones are made on the spot:
After being in the seventh waffle baking heaven we obviously had to try the place's specialty - Fru Dax's Giant Waffle:
We are served the freshly baked cones and decide to go to Lakolk Beach to enjoy the Giant cone:
...and an old-fashioned ice cream cone:
We can honestly say that if you haven't yet visited Denmark's Best Ice Cream Parlor 2019 then you have to get going! Fru Dax - Yes please!
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Frequently asked questions
Is there ice cream for people with allergens, lactose intolerance, etc?
Yes. They are detailed in the shop and the staff can guide you
Is there free parking?
Yes, right outside the cafe
Why is it called "Fru Dax" (Mrs. Dax)
Because the owner Maria during her school days had short hair and used a lot of hair wax of the brand Dax and from that she got the nickname.