Make the most of Mojo Market
WHEN I was in Sea Point the other day, I decided to pop in at the new Mojo Market, which opened at the end of April.
With the entire Atlantic seaboard shrouded in fog and my relative earliness (around 9.30am) it wasn’t the best time; the place was empty and only a few traders were slowly opening. Brightest was Baskin-Robins, but it just wasn’t ice cream weather.
At the other end of the 2 000m2 market space, Coffee Collective was buzzing with a large group from the Mojo Hotel through which we elbowed to order cappuccinos. Coffee Collective is open 24 hours a day and, according to the information sent from the publicists, will feature roasters including Deluxe, Baseline, Hazz, Truth, Origin, Za Cafe and its own Mojo Blend.
There is loads of seating on the ground floor as well as on an upstairs mezzanine level, both of which offer views of the Sea Point promenade, where you can have your meals from food vendors which include Manga Sushi, Kubu African Grill, The Mussel Monger, Argies Argentinian Grill, Te Awesome Tea, The Candy Shoppe, IYO Burger, Chilo and Hokey Poke. These are mostly located around and opening out on the Regent Street side of the building.
After coffee I had a wander around the shops, which focus largely on local and international producers creating fresh, contemporary wares from clothing to gifts, jewellery and homeware. Being as quiet as it was, browsing was a little awkward and I was not inclined to get into conversations about prices from which it would be difficult to extricate myself.
While I was there I bumped into a friend who is involved with some of the food and beverage businesses on site and he urged me to come back in the evening or over a weekend when there is live music and a much more festive atmosphere.
Mojo Market is on Regent Street between Church and Clarens roads. Winter hours are 9am till 9pm daily and from 10am till 9pm for food vendors.
Mojo Market in Sea Point