The 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 around 70 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 upper level there are more seats – adding to the choice!
Mother City Mojo
Owners Graeme Robinson and Robbie Lessem, 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 live entertainment seven nights a week, 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, IYO Burgers, The Mussel Monger and Earthfire Pizza, to name a few. Also be sure to try out Raclette Grilled Cheese for grilled cheese sandwiches made with imported Schärdinger Raclette, mixed with award-winning Klein River cheeses (owner Roy Moore was a big fan of Kappacasein’s Swiss raclette at the London Borough Market, and decided to bring the concept to Cape Town).
What got us really excited is The Mojo Coffee Collective, which showcases Cape Town’s best artisan coffee roasters. Caffeine addicts can enjoy beans and brews from Deluxe, Truth, Origin and the market’s 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, King Kong, Modern and Tribal, and Just a Rumour – again, to mention a few.
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.