There’s a new market in town ladies & gentlemen… introducing the Village Market @ Cape Quarter! The market launched this past Sun and will be open every Sun from 10am to 3pm. They refer to themselves as:
A unique, European Lifestyle Market that supports local goods and produce, all the while striving to be as organic and environmentally friendly as possible.
But to be totally honest… the first thing that went through my mind was: “But will there be pancakes?”
We kicked off our market shopping with some interesting sounding spring rolls:
Then I was also tempted to try a fresh pie. My friend Johann had one and he looked pretty damn happy. Just look at this awesome display of featherlight crust:
The lovely lady at the Frying Dutchman stand gave us some free “poffertjes” to sample – basically they’re like little pancake puffs sprinkled with cinnamon and dripping with chocolate sauce & fresh cream. How great does that sound?
After that I had to be dragged away from the Voila! stand with all their evil cupcakes, tarts & macarons:
Next we headed upstairs to what seems to be the main market area – but you’ll find stands all over the new Cape Quarter extension. Here there was lots of seating place and it was buzzing with people.
I was very tempted to support the oysters & champers stand… well more for the champers than the creepy, slimy, gross oysters (can you tell I don’t like them?). But seeing as it was only 11am – we hadn’t quite reached “wine-o-clock” yet.
As we went back down, towards the outer edges of Cape Quarter, my dreams finally came true… we found the pancake stand! (well the dude called them “crêpes” – but that’s just a fancy pants name for the same thing right). This guy was a real pro – just look at the ultra smooth hand movement, creating the perfect thickness for the fluffiest pancakes ever:
After all that eating, I felt like I needed a nap. But hey, that’s what Sundays are for!
All and all, I think this market offers up some great things. I suspect that it’s going to become very popular. I personally LOVE markets, so I think it’s truly great that Cape Town folk have yet another cool one to check out.