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Top Choice Market in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Neighbourgoods Market

This is the artisanal goods markets that kickstarted the craze for similar markets across the Cape – and it's still one of the best. Food and drinks are gathered in the main area where you can pick up groceries and …
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Streetwires

Their motto is ‘anything you can dream up in wire we will build’. And if you visit this social project, designed to create sustainable employment, and see the wire sculptors at work, you’ll see what that means! They…
Top Choice Shopping Centre in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Old Biscuit Mill

This former biscuit factory houses an ace collection of arts, craft, fashion and design shops, as well as places to eat and drink.
Top Choice Shopping Centre in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Woodstock Exchange

As well as good places to eat and drink, there's a fair amount of original retail at the Exchange, including the boutique Kingdom, which mixes fashion and accessories with interior design, and Ballo, which makes tre…
Top Choice Art in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

AHEM! Art Collective

Shining a light on the graphic art and illustration talents of local artists, as well as importing some great pieces from France and elsewhere, this gallery/cafe/co-working space is at the vanguard of Obs' arty revi…
Top Choice Books in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Book Lounge

The hub of Cape Town’s literary scene, thanks to its great selection of titles, comfy chairs, simple cafe and busy program of events. There are up to three talks or book launches a week, generally with free drinks a…
Sports & Outdoors in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Woodstock Cycleworks

Swing by this converted warehouse complex even if you're not in the market for a custom-built bike. They also sell fashionable, locally made biking tops, arty T-shirts and prints, and have the Le Jeune cafe (named a…
Shopping Centre in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Woodstock Co-op

At this co-op you'll find a rough-and-ready collection of start-ups, try outs and established traders, hawking a range of appealing items including accessories, and old and new interior design. The main anchor is th…
Fashion & Accessories in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Woodhead’s

If you’re after a full hide – cow, buffalo, antelope, zebra etc – head over to these savvy guys who’ve been catering to Cape Town’s leather trade since 1867. They also stock locally made hide boots, bags and belts. …
Art in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Art It Is

Easily spotted by the yellow traffic cones sticking out of its street-art-decorated facade, Art It Is offers a youthful and playful slant on the art market. Local up-and-coming (as well as a handful of established) …