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One Great Block: Cape Town's Woodstock

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Our favorite shopping day in Cape Town centers around two great artisanal markets in the neighborhood of Woodstock, The Old Biscuit Mill and the Woodstock Exchange. By a great stroke of luck, they are only a stroll apart. Here are some of our favorites stops within them.
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B102, The Woodstock Exchange, 66 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7915, South Africa
Woodstock is the creative heart of Cape Town, filled with galleries, studios, street art, and artsy types galore. The Woodstock Exchange is a hub for the design set, home to a rotating legion of furniture shops, coffee shops, and furniture shops...
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Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7915, South Africa
Dilapidated houses and abandoned warehouses were not an uncommon sight before Woodstock transitioned into a hub for Cape Town's artistic talents. When Superette opened, its sleek modern tables and subway tile were a stark contrast to the...
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6, The Silo, The Old Biscuit Mill, 373-375 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7915, South Africa
At The Pot Luck Club in The Silo hotel, you can dine on Asian-inspired tapas while seated on the sixth floor of a grain elevator. Come for the brilliant view of Cape Town, and be sure to try the pork belly, lamb, and chocolate fondant—best...
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66 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
This small-batch, hand-tempered chocolate tastes delicious; the wrapping is a work of art; and Anthony is a super friendly, stylish dude and his two small shops are quirky and old fashioned. With no preservatives or emulsifiers, you might even...
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373 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7925, South Africa
Abode's clean, bright interior is filled with a wonderland of craft and design pieces—made by local designers across the country—that range from quirky to whimsical. Find lamps and mirrors made from up-cycled construction materials, housewares for...
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375 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7915, South Africa
The Old Biscuit Mill is just that, an old biscuit mill. Found in the Woodstock neighborhood, the unassuming building that houses markets, office spaces, workshop and designer stores, farm stalls, and restaurants. Every Saturday, the Old Biscuit...
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Shop 101A, The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7925, South Africa
Kat van Duinen's sleek and elegant ready-to-wear pieces are undeniably divine, but it's really the locally-sourced, ethically-produced leather goods that steal the show, such as these eye-popping clutches made from the hides of free-range...
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373 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7925, South Africa
The highlight of Cape Town's hipster Woodstock district is its Saturday market, held in The Old Biscuit Mill. Every artisan baker, butcher, brewer, chocolatier and coffeemaker in the city has a stall there, and with more than 90 vendors all...