Photo courtesy of Lisa Burnell/Cape Town Tourism
A colorful old working-class neighborhood near downtown that had fallen on hard times, Woodstock has been revitalized with a mix of galleries, artists' studios, boutiques, and restaurants. Much of the area's original vibe remains, however, thanks to the long rows of colonnaded shops that edge Albert and Victoria roads. Woodstock's similarities to San Francisco's Mission District are uncanny. On Saturdays, the place draws crowds to the Neighbourgoods Market, a prepared foods extravaganza in the Old Biscuit Mill, a former factory. Among the nearby storefronts that are open throughout the week are Espresso Lab Microroasters and Luke Dale Roberts's award-winning Test Kitchen. Continuing down Albert Road, you'll find cooperatives such as the Woodstock Co-op and the very trendy Woodstock Exchange, with a great array of places to eat and stores selling local goods. At the end of Albert Road that's closest to the city is a concentration of galleries, including the Stevenson, Goodman, and SMAC.
By Ted Botha, AFAR Local Expert
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Sir Juice Building, 190 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
+27 21 461 8056
Mon - Fri 7am - 3pm
Sat 8am - 1pm