The Old Biscuit Mill
The Old Biscuit Mill
4.5
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
Where Cape Town meets for culinary delights and fine local designs. A vibrant community in the heart of Woodstock where talented people come together to share, collaborate and show off their heartfelt passions. The Old Biscuit Mill is home to dynamic office spaces, a range of workshops and designer stores, decadent restaurants, food stalls as well as an inspiring line-up of day and night-markets, festivals and productions. Come and explore the Old Biscuit Mill and meet some of South Africa’s most innovative and creative designers, artists, photographers and connoisseurs of fine taste and décor. Moreover, the Mill – as it’s affectionately known – houses some of the city’s most charming architecture and, since its revitalisation over 10 years ago, has secured its spot as one of Cape Town’s favourite destinations
Suggested duration
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  • Charles B
    Pittsboro, North Carolina53 contributions
    Relax, grab a bite and shop a bit!
    We enjoyed this visit on a Saturday. The food market was open and the options were wide-ranged, from vegan to breakfast to comfort food to regional foods to delicious alcohols. It was crowded, but not too much, and the prices for the dishes were reasonable. The boutiques and small shops had interesting options. Some were high-end and some were bargain, but it was a good first market experience for Cape Town. I recommend a visit to the Old Biscuit Mill! Be sure it's a weekend visit!
    Visited December 2022
    Written 13 December 2022
  • Harald Gracholski
    Cologne, Germany6,898 contributions
    Laid back flee market & four court
    The Old Biscuit Mill weekend market is a chilled flee market / outdoor shopping mall / food hall combination that makes for a worthwhile afternoon on weekends. Next to the cute shops there's live music and various food and drink stalls to not just stroll around a bit and get some shopping in, but enjoy some high quality daydrinking to start off your Cape Town vacation in style. We loved the vibe and good looking young to mid aged crowd and felt absolutely safe there at all times.
    Visited February 2022
    Written 18 January 2023
  • forshaw52
    Worthing, United Kingdom10 contributions
    Average at best
    The Biscuit Mill was a bit of a let down due to its small size. Not much to do and see. Bigger and better options exist. There didn't seem to be much better shopping in the surrounding area either.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 February 2023
  • Family Furgason
    American Falls, Idaho2 contributions
    Not a normal market. Food art gallery. Theater of food
    Amazing selection of food. Great experience. Chefs counter is best for mixed grill. Go for the family platter. Vegan was tasty. Fermented chilli sauce to die for. Great personality chef.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 1 April 2023
  • Momo
    3 contributions
    Not as I expected
    You should go on weekends. It was quite smaller than I expected. They have weekends market so it might be fun on weekends but definitely not on weekdays. We went there on weekends but honestly the oranjezicht market near the water front is much better!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 October 2023
  • Philip_Bolster
    Groningen, The Netherlands884 contributions
    Nice shops
    An area wirh some shops and restaurants, much smaller than expected. Interesting, but my expectations were much higher based on the feedbacks. If you have some spare time before your flight home you can make a stop here to buy some souvenirs.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 October 2023
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Philip_Bolster
Groningen, The Netherlands884 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
An area wirh some shops and restaurants, much smaller than expected. Interesting, but my expectations were much higher based on the feedbacks. If you have some spare time before your flight home you can make a stop here to buy some souvenirs.
Written 12 October 2023
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Momo
3 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
You should go on weekends. It was quite smaller than I expected. They have weekends market so it might be fun on weekends but definitely not on weekdays. We went there on weekends but honestly the oranjezicht market near the water front is much better!
Written 1 October 2023
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EatPrayTravel2426
Jacksonville, FL251 contributions
Jul 2023 • Solo
Best to visit on Saturday! I did come on Monday ( early afternoon ) and it was very empty with hardly anyone else shopping and not all stores were open as well as no outside vendors
Written 2 July 2023
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Steve
London, UK941 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Excellent market with a good range of food and drink on offer as well as shops selling a wide variety of goods. Good way to spend a morning.
Written 8 April 2023
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Isabelle Brettenny
Cape Town Central, South Africa20 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
So many coffee shops and eateries for a good meal, wine or coffee. Spoilt for choice. Lovely stores with eclectic items to browse or buy.
Written 7 April 2023
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Family Furgason
American Falls, ID2 contributions
Apr 2023
Amazing selection of food. Great experience. Chefs counter is best for mixed grill. Go for the family platter. Vegan was tasty. Fermented chilli sauce to die for. Great personality chef.
Written 2 April 2023
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3721ah
Bilthoven, The Netherlands48 contributions
Feb 2023
We love going there—lots of food and drinks. Great atmosphere. Live music. We've been there three times and were never disappointed
Written 5 March 2023
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Allegra
1 contribution
Feb 2023 • Family
Food is great at the Bunga Bunga stall, will definitely buy again! Perfect food for family and couples.
Written 25 February 2023
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forshaw52
Worthing, UK10 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
The Biscuit Mill was a bit of a let down due to its small size. Not much to do and see. Bigger and better options exist. There didn't seem to be much better shopping in the surrounding area either.
Written 4 February 2023
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Neil C
Durham, UK14 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Left a bad taste in my mouth , all various foods but decided to try Bunga Bunga between the two of us . Looks great he gives you the food then tells you you come back to pay that's when he tells you £25 for a pile of salid and meat you can't eat.
Written 25 January 2023
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