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10 top speciality markets in Cape Town

A selection of the best speciality markets in Cape Town and surrounds

Last update: August 16th, 2017

Whether you want to have your Angel Cards read, find a gift or handcrafted treasure, source simple and fresh food or buy a bespoke bunch of flowers for a loved one, speciality markets offer a unique shopping experience. Amongst the bustling market stalls, you'll have the opportunity to interact with your product’s creator and to find that special something you were looking for, at a surprisingly low price.

City Bowl Market on Hope
City Bowl Market on Hope is a foodie place where Capetonians meet for great food. They have about thirty stallholders and products. The market is housed in an exquisite historical building in Gardens where all these different traders cook up a storm. The market caters for both small and large families and also has a jungle gym for the kids. Visit the market every Thursday evening from 16:30pm – 20:30pm and think bacon-and-egg rolls, Indian, but also fresh produce, bagels, ciabatta, sushi and croissants, cheese and everything in between.


Opening Hours: Thursday: 16:30pm - 20:30pm | Saturday: 09:00pm - 14:00pm
14 Hope Street | Gardens | Cape Town | citybowlmarket@gmail.com

The Cape Malay Food Market
This vintage food gem place is a good place to be especially if you like your food a bit spicy. It's authentic and prepares delicious cuisines with a three-course meal experience. The market is open Tuesday – Sunday from 09:00am - 22:00pm.


Opening Hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 9:00am - 10:00pm
Cape Quarter 1 Piazza | 72 Waterkant Street | De Waterkant | Cape Town

Cape Point Vineyards Community Market
Visit the Cape Point Vineyards Community Market in Noordhoek every Thursday from 16:30pm to 20:30pm in summer and every Sunday from 12:00pm until 15:00pm in winter and enjoy a great plate of home cooked food or any of the variety of delicious treats on offer. The vibe is welcoming, the vendors are friendly and the atmosphere is cheerful.


Opening Hours: Thursday: 16:30pm - 20:30pm
Cape Point Vineyards | Silvermine Rd | Noordhoek | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 789 0900

Oranjezicht City Farm
Oranjezicht City Farm is stocked up on fresh, locally-grown vegetables, fruit, herbs and pantry items. The market day is held every Saturday between 09:00am and 14:00pm at Granger Bay, V&A Waterfront (next to The Lookout event venue). Grab yourself a copy of theOranjezicht City Farm book as you cho0se your fresh produce and goods.


Opening Hours: Saturday:  09:00am - 14:00pm
Granger Bay | V&A Waterfront (Next to The Lookout Event Venue) | Cape Town | + 27 (0) 83 628 3426

Blaauwklippen Family Market
Blaauwklippen Family Market is found   nestled in the beautiful mountains and vineyards of Stellenbosch. It’s open to the whole family – along with pets - every Sunday from 10:00am to 15:00pm and has the most welcoming environment.  Blaauwklippen Family Market  caters for kids of all ages, with various rides and activities on offer for them to enjoy.


Opening Hours: Sundays: 10:00am - 15:00pm
Blaauwklippen Vineyards | Stellenbosch | Cape Town| +27 (0)21 880 0133

The Woodmill Lifestyle
Located in the heart of Stellenbosch is The Woodmill Lifestyle Market. This indoor market offers a variety of artisan food, drinks, lifestyle products and live performances and  caters for kids who can have fun in the kids playroom. Head to Stellenbosch and enjoy   the  pleasantly welcoming ambience. The market is open every Friday night between 17:30pm and 22:00pm.


Opening Hours: Friday Night of every month: 17:30pm - 22:00pm
The Woodmill Lifestyle | Vredenburg Rd | Cape Town | +27 (0) 83 755 2877

The Neighbourhood Market at The Old Biscuit Mill
Located in the heart of Woodstock is the Neighbourhood Market at The Old Biscuit Mill which is home to a vibrant weekly market.. The market is open every Saturday from 9:00am to 14:00pm.


Opening Hours: Monday - Friday:  10:00am - 16:00pm | Saturday: 9:00am - 14:00pm
The Old Biscuit Mill | 375 Albert Road | Woodstock | Cape Town | +27 (0) 21 447 8194

The Root44
Root44 offers a variety of good food, drinks, lively tunes and an amazing atmosphere. Located in Stellenbosch, the market offers nothing but the best and most delicious food in town.  It runs every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am – 16:00pm.


Opening Hours: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 16:00pm
Audacia Wines | Corner of R44 & Annandale Road | Stellenbosch | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 881 3052

Lourensford Harvest Market
Every Sunday, Lourensford Harvest Market opens its doors at 10:00am until 15:00pm. Their 77 stalls are filled with friendly vendors who offer fresh produce and products.


Opening Hours: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Lourensford Rd | Somerset West | Cape Town | +27 (0)79 496 8335

Market at the Palms
Bringing country-style food to city tables every Saturday in Woodstock, this charming market is all about handmade cuisine baked, roasted, pickled or cured with love. Expect real fare made from real recipes by real people. More specifically, market-goers can look forward to tucking into tasty coq au vin pies, carefully cultured sourdough bread, delectable gourmet samoosas and alcoholic ginger beer alongside more typical bazaar inclusions, like oysters on the half shell and artisan cupcakes. Don’t forget, as this market is indoors with outdoor seating, no matter the weather, it’s a great place to grab a weekend bite. Live music’s on the cards too, and underground parking is provided for FREE! The market runs every Saturday from 9am to 3pm.


Opening hours: Saturday: 9:00am - 15:00pm
145 Sir Lowry Road | Woodstock | Cape Town | +27 (0) 21 462 0394

Pan African Market
Visit this inner city market between 08:30am and 17:30am from Monday to Saturday for shelf upon shelf of arts and crafts, designer goods, masks, jewellery, gifts, curios, musical instruments and home decor.


Opening hours: Monday - Saturday: 8:30am - 17:30pm
76 Long Street | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 426 4478

Adderley Street Flower Market
For the largest gathering of blossoms in Cape Town visit this entertaining and vibrant market between 09:00am and 16:00pm from Monday to Saturday. You'll encounter an enigmatic bunch of flower sellers and walk away with a bespoke bouquet.


Opening hours: Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 16:00pm
Between Strand Street & Darling Street | Cape Town

Bay Harbour Market
If you are a lover of good food, drinks, music, fashion and crafts, then the Bay Harbour Market is where you need to be. On display is a selection of up to 80 unique food and crafts stalls by artisans from around Cape Town. Take your pick of trendy gadget accessories such as a collection of specialty iPhone lenses that will take your Instagram posts to the next level, or antique collectibles such as vinyl EPs (coincidently sold by a man named Brian Adams). What’s more, their live entertainment by guest musicians every single weekend. Grab a seat at the shared dining tables, which invites market visitors to make new friends (ideal for tourists!), or grab a bar stool and cosy up to a sip of refreshing craft beer on tap. Whatever tickles your fancy, the Bay Harbour Market has you covered!


Opening hours: Friday: 4pm (in summer) and 5pm (in winter) - 21:30pm | Saturday and Sunday: 9:30am - 4pm 
31 Harbour Road | Hout Bay | 083 275 5586

Green Market Square
Known to be one of the oldest top markets in Cape Town, it’s where you will find beadwork, local hand-painted fabrics, sculpture, artefacts and music. Visitors are able to bargain with traders. Buskers, drummers, jugglers and mime artists regularly perform at the market, especially on Saturday mornings.


Opening hours: Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 16:00pm
Corner Shortmarket/Longmarket Streets and Burg Street, Burg St | Cape Town City Centre

Willowbridge Slow Market
Open between 09:00am and 15:00pm every Saturday this market is all about experiencing traditional and regional food products in a modern context.  Sample natural, organic, Slow Food from the surrounding areas; all grown with no warehousing or distribution which ensures quality produce.

Smell and taste traditional food at Willowbridge Slow Market. At this market, slow means foodie heaven, art with heart and green is good.You will get to experience all types of traditional and regional food without judgement. So experience traditional food with a modern twist and visit the market.


Opening Hours: Saturday: 09:00am - 14:00pm
Willowbridge Lifestyle Centre | Carl Kronje Drive | Tygervalley | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 914 7218

The Hout Bay Organic Market
Stock up in time for the weekend at this delightful organic market. Visit between 09:00am and 13:00pm every Thursday for fruit and vegetables, cheeses, oils, vinegar, coffee and much more.

Visit The Hout Bay Organic Market and pick organic food like fruit, vegetables, cheese, oil, vinegar, coffee and many more of your choice.This market encourages a healthy diet hence it welcomes everyone who is interested in leading a healthy lifestyle.


Opening Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 17:30pm | Saturday: 9:00am - 14:00pm
Health Park | 41 Victoria Avenue | Hout Bay (opposite the Medical Centre) | Cape Town | +27 (0)83 275 5586 

Earth Fair Food
Transport yourself back to the good old days when food was simple, healthy and without preservatives. Visit between 15:00 and 20:00 every Wednesday and between 09:00am and 14:30pm every Saturday for meat and fish, bread and cheese, fresh vegetables, pasta and sweet treats. There is plenty of parking.


Opening Hours: Wednesdays: 15:00pm - 20:30pm | Saturday: 9:00am - 14:00pm
South Palms | Main Road | Tokai (next to Builders Warehouse) | Cape Town

Tokai Forest Market
Set against beautiful Tokai Forest this family friendly market offers fresh produce, farm-style breakfasts and a host of children's activities. Visit between 09:00am (10:00am on Sundays) and 15:00pm every Saturday and Sunday for homemade olives, natural material children's toys and healthy breakfasts made with traditional 'moer koffie'. Entrance is R5 and sufficient parking is available.


Opening Hours: Saturday: 9:00am – 14:00pm
Crysalis Academy | Tokai Manor | Tokai Road | Tokai | Cape Town | +27 (0)72 538 8793

Read more about markets in Cape Town and Surrounds in our overviews of Top markets in the City Bowl, Top markets in the southern suburbsTop markets in the northern suburbs, Top markets in Cape Town's surrounds and Top markets in the Cape Winelands.

Be sure to read our 10 top speciality markets in Cape Town and surrounds. Plus, check out this unique Slow Market in Obs or the Love of Craft Market in Stellenbosch.

Hooked on street food and fusion food? We've got just the place for you, try out the trendy No Fixed Address restaurant in Observatory.

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