Photo courtesy of Lisa Burnell/Cape Town Tourism
A colorful old working-class neighborhood near downtown that fell on bad times, Woodstock has been revived into a mix of galleries, artist studios, boutiques, and restaurants, while retaining much of its original vibe, with long rows of colonnaded shops on Albert and Victoria roads. Its similarities to San Francisco’s Mission district are uncanny. On Saturdays the place is packed because of the Neighbourgoods Market, a prepared food extravaganza in the The Old Biscuit Mill, a former factory. Around it are shops that are open throughout the week, including the Espresso Lab and Luke Dale Roberts’ award-winning Test Kitchen. Along the rest of Albert Road are cooperatives, such as the Woodstock Coop and the very trendy Woodstock Exchange, which a great array of stores selling local goods and eateries. On the end closest the city you will find a concentration of galleries, such as the Stevenson, Goodman and SMAC.
By Ted Botha
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190 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
+27 21 461 8056
Mon - Fri 8am - 4pm
Sat 9am - 1pm