Make the most of Mojo Market

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - FRONT PAGE -

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

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