The market is located over two floors of 73 Juta street in Braamfontien. Both floors are essentially converted car parks. The first floor is filled with scrummy food, and rustic tables and the second floor features a few design goods (clothes), “the bar area" and an extensive roof top area (kitted with faux grass, and picnic styled tables) and views over Braamfontein and the heart of the inner city.
There is definitely a social vibe about it – the crowd was mostly young and trendy but not pretentious. Think art and university students (maybe this is because WITS university is but a walk away) – expect everything from trend setters to tie-dye t-shirts, ripped jeans and dreads. This is not to say that all age groups were not present – a younger crowd was just more prominent at the time I visited.
Oh, and did I say it was packed? Well, it was. Like I said in my post about “the things Braamies gets up to”, it’s becoming quiet the popular spot (apparently there was to be quiet the event at Kitcheners Bar later that evening).
Most of the stalls are “grab a spot on the bench & eat here stalls”. Expect to find frappes, Balkan burgers (Serbian burgers), Jamaican food, Thai food, Turkish flatbreads, banana and nutella crepes, chorizzio rolls, pregos and espatada’s. If you don’t go early, things will be sold out. You will also find a few other organic goods, but the “eat there” stalls out-number them. Expect to find cheeses, olives, marshmallows and raw chocolate.
Upstairs is crammed as everyone tries to fit up there for a drink, a story and the vibe.
Parking can be a nightmare, but not to worry, some parkades of adjacent buildings are open for use and it’s a short walk to the Neighbour Goods Market.
Its a fun experience – I’ve not been to the one at Cape Town, but details for both markets are below. P.s. the JHB market only opened in September 2011
The Old Biscuit Mill
373 - 375 Albert Road
Woodstock, Cape Town
Every Saturday 09h00 - 14h00
73 Juta Street
Every Saturday 09h00 - 15h00