If you haven't been to the brand new Mojo Market yet, then you have been missing out. The Mojo Market opened its doors on 27 April 2017 for a long weekend celebration of the energetic new space. Boasting over 80 stalls, the 2000 square meter space unites the bustling roadside and passing pavement footfall with floor-to-ceiling views of the sea and palm-lined Promenade, the Market is quickly becoming an integral part of the Sea Point lifestyle.
Here's our six reasons why you have to give the Mojo Market a visit:
1. The Food
The food offering at the market ranges from fresh and healthy to exotic and interesting. There is something to satisfy every palate as traders include Manga Sushi, Kubu African Grill, The Mussel Monger, Argies Argentinian Grill, Te Awesome Tea, The Candy Shoppe, IYO Burger, Chilo and Hokey Poke, amongst others.
Let's not forget mention that Cape Point Bakery bakes on site and fresh health juices and salad are be served by Beet Box. In a first for the Atlantic Seaboard, iconic American ice-cream brand Baskin-Robins have opened up a store at the market too.
2. Artisanal Coffee Roasters
The Mojo Coffee Collective showcase the very best of Cape Town’s artisanal roasters including Deluxe, Baseline, Hazz, Truth, Origin, Za Cafe and their very own Mojo Blend, which are roasted on site.
3. The Look and Feel
The design of the market has borrowed some of the Art Deco elements of Sea Point’s architecture, while also drawing in contemporary metallics and natural wood against the markets open industrial background. The retail area faces both inwards and outwards on the lower floor with a seating area against the glass sea-facing wall.
The owners Graeme Robinson, Robbie Lessem and Tara Lerner (who also own the Mojo Hotel) created the market to extend the experience of their hotel visitors but also to give Sea Point residents an interesting new retail and leisure space. Lessem says the project was inspired by some of the world’s great city markets, “It isn’t a farmer’s market, it has the energy of a city.” In this case, the city is Cape Town and so it’s the ideal base for adventure. GoNow rent bikes from the market and visitors can organize some adrenalin activities with Capextreme Adventure Tours.
4. Live Entertainment and Weekend Specials
Enjoy live music by local talent while tucking into some delicious food. With all shows free to visitors, be sure to take a look at the line-up which is posted weekly on the Mojo Market Facebook page.
Says Robinson, “Mojo Market has been carefully curated to offer an interesting mix of lifestyle, food and retail. We plan to keep the space alive at night with events too.”
5. Extended Hours
Along with the Mojo Coffee and Breakfast Bar, IYO Burgers trade 24 hours a day so all you night owls and early birds are well taken care of.
6. The Eclectic Stores
The retail offering focuses largely on local and international producers who are creating fresh, contemporary wares from hand-made leather goods, fashion items, intricate jewellery and home textiles. Visit ZANA for quirky cushions, Matsidiso for super comfy handmade shoes, Shika Afrika for shweshwe inspired prints and King of Denim for ethically made jeans.
Trading hours: 9am to 9pm and food stalls are open from 10am to 9pm.
The Mojo Market will be open 7 days a week, 364 days a year with Christmas Day (25th of December as optional for traders.
Where: Regent Street Sea Point, between Church and Clarens Roads.
Social: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.