The long awaited food-and-lifestyle market has opened on Regent Street in Sea Point. Mojo Market is a fiesta of various food vendors and designers all sharing the space. This market will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is one of the first of its kind in Cape Town.
Mojo Market takes up an entire block on Regent Street. This space is abuzz with locals and tourists alike meandering between the little stalls and marvelling at the local designs. To me, it felt like ‘Little Europe’. This market reminds me of the Camden Market in London, only on a much smaller scale. There are quirky gift shops, fun food stalls and chocolate vendors.
I arrived at the market at 9 am on Sunday. The market was still waking up. People were arranging flowers, freshly baked bread was being laid out, and the seductive smell of coffee wafted through the air. It was the perfect time to take my time and browse all the petite stores and marvel at the designer’s handiwork.
You can expect to find a daily fresh goods section, 15 food vendors, three bars, 40 designer retail stalls and a live entertainment stage. Yes, and actual stage for live performances. Sounds like London to me.
Luckily I wasn’t alone. I had Werner and Estelle join me for the day.
The first step is to grab a cup of coffee. We made our way to Mojo Coffee Collective which houses a range of coffee beans from different roasters in Cape Town. I recognised Bean There, Origin and Rosetta. I hadn’t tried Baseline yet so I gave the medium roast a shot.
The three of us parked off at a booth overlooking the ocean. The seats were cute and turquoise and made comfortable hangout spaces. After enjoying our coffee (and tea), we decided to grab a breakfast. Just a heads up – everything is takeaway food and drink. If you have your own reusable mug I would suggest you bring it along. Estelle and I explored the rest of the market but only discovered two breakfast joints, and the one already had a queue.
No.Juan it was.
The cute little Argentinian Deli that serves great breakfast.
No.Juan is a little Argentinian deli that served delicious breakfast wraps and sandwiches stuffed with creamy scrambled eggs, chives and bacon. We ordered three and feasted on the delightful wraps drizzled with balsamic vinegar. Yum!
After breakfast, I took another little tour around the space. It is actually beautifully designed, with a lot of attention to detail. The pillars had a festive, jungle theme and the wooden columns on the open plan second floor extended branches along the roof.