After nine months of knocking, plastering, banging and general slog, the much anticipated Mojo Market opened its doors on 27 April 2017 on Sea Point’s iconic Regent Road. And since then, this hybrid urban street market has been sending excited ripples through the city’s foodie circles. Here’s why…
Sea Point scene
This vibrant space – which boasts over 80 food, home and clothing stalls in a 2 000-square metre area – is a welcome addition, not just to the Cape’s ever-growing market ranks, but also to the Mother City scene, and particularly Sea Point, where the Promenade and popular eateries such as Schechter’s Raw, My Sugar, Sundoo and Three Wise Monkeys, are a mere stone’s throw away.
Offering expansive floor-to-ceiling views, plentiful seating and a wealth of exciting stalls, this industrial-chic market, designed by Indigo Fusion and Jade & Ginja, combines Art Deco elements with metallics and wood, which add a softer element.
On the lower floor, seating is set back against the glass, sea-facing wall, while on the small upper level there are more stalls – adding to the choice!
Mother City Mojo
Owners Graeme Robinson, Robbie Lessem and Tara Lerner, who also own the Mojo Hotel, established the market with the aim of enhancing their hotel guests’ experience – and they also wanted to offer Sea Point residents an interesting, diverse and fresh retail and leisure space. Which is exactly what this market is! And with night events on the cards, Mojo Market is putting fun back into Sea Point.
What a lot it’s got
Visitors can look forward to amazing food and drink offerings from the likes of Breakfast Bar, Hokey Poké, The Candy Shoppe, IYO Burgers, The Mussel Monger and Earthfire Pizza, to name a few. Our only reservation is the plastic cutlery and paper plates… Yes, we get it’s a market, but proper cutlery and crockery would’ve been a nice touch (especially since you’re paying restaurant prices).
What got us really excited is The Mojo Coffee Collective! Open 24 hours a day to showcase Cape Town’s best artisanal coffee roasters, caffeine addicts can enjoy beans and brews from Deluxe, Truth, Origin and their own, on-site roasted, Mojo Blend, among other top-drawer roasters.
That’s not all, though – there are also numerous local and international retail goods on offer, proffering clothing, leather goods and accessories, jewellery and homeware, from the likes of Dammit Janet, Shika Africa, Shwe-Shwe, King Kong, Just a Rumour, Modern and Tribal, and Kwaai Galleries – again, to mention a few.
If it’s a lick of adventure you’re after, GoNow bikes (available for rental at the market) and Capextreme Adventure Tours (on-site) offer a host of outdoor adventures and activities.
So, if you haven’t yet visited, set aside a day or night this week to delve into the delightful depths of this new hub.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 10am – 9pm (summer); 10am – 9pm (winter)
Where to find it 30 Regent Road (between Church and Clarens Roads), Sea Point, Cape Town