October 23, 2012

Cape Town Markets: Neighbourgoods Market

one carry-on travel neighbourgoods market
When doing a post about markets in Cape Town, it is inevitable to cover the Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock.  This market runs every Saturday from 9am to 2pm, and draws an eclectic mix of young people and families   It can be pretty hectic, so come prepared to face a crowd (though I'd gladly bump into a celeb like Ryan Reynolds any day!) ;)
one carry-on travel old biscuit mill woodstock cape town
The Old Biscuit Mill features several shops selling antiques, clothes, housewares, art, etc.  I noticed The Test Kitchen, a restaurant I've been meaning to try, is also located here.  On the other side of the mill, hidden beneath a taupe tent, lies the market.
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There is a great selection of international food and drink options at this market - from Belgian waffles, burgers, and thin crust pizza, to craft beer, and several different kinds of juice, tea and coffee.  After your first wander through the tent, you're sure to commit to coming back another weekend to try something you missed.  My favorite eat?  The bagels!
one carry-on travel neighborgoods market bagelsThe Neighbourgoods is a family friendly market, but I recommend leaving the stroller behind for easier navigation.  It's the perfect way to spend Saturday morning brunch with friends or to wander solo and pick up a bouquet of fresh flowers.  It's worth mentioning Johannesburg also has their own Neighbourgoods Market.  I've never been, but judging by Greg's highlight on Afar, it looks just as popular.


Lisa R. Cole said...

I forgot the name of the other cafe that serves very good pretzels and a delightful cup of Irish coffee. They have a lot of fixtures outside like waiting benches and outdoor coffee tables under an umbrella for everyone's delight. The interiors are quite small but they compensate for it with their outdoor fixtures.

Marie Frei said...

Hey Lisa! :) Is it the Espresso Lab in the Biscuit Mill side? Or is it the one just outside the market on Albert Road? I noticed they have some cute decorations but I haven't been inside yet. I keep wanting to try Superette, too (http://www.superette.co.za/) There are just too many options! :)

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