Cape Town Markets: 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!) ;)

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.

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!

The 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.