Market On The Wharf, V & A Waterfront

My friend Camilla and I used to go shopping every Saturday together. We would start early in the morning and have coffee, then shop before stopping for lunch, shop some more, have more coffee, shop some more and then go home after spending the entire day together. It was a wonderful time in my life! But, I now live quite far from her, and our shopping sprees are few and far between. A while back we decided to give the Market on the Wharf a try.

Market On The Wharf
Market On The Wharf

Situated at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town, the venue offers plenty of parking and easy access to the market, as well as the other shops and places around the V&A. We started our day with coffee before browsing around the stalls to see what we would buy. We chose some cheese – I got a very nice blue cheese to take home.

Buying Cheese
Buying Cheese

I took a good look around all the stalls and chatted with some of the vendors, one of which is a supplier. I gazed at tea pots well outside of my price range and after a lot of looking, Camilla and I decided to get a smoothie.

Camilla getting a smoothie
Camilla getting a smoothie

At the time we went to the market I had been approached by Lavender at Lavender Hills to do a food demonstration for them. I offered my services free of charge but despite this they never got back to me with a firm date. I used the opportunity to take a look at the demonstration area at the market, and while I was there we tried to ask someone for more information as to how it worked, but sadly the person on duty could not really help us. We finished our morning off with Camilla purchasing a few items to give as gifts and to keep for herself from Froggit.

Camilla buying from Froggit Market on the Wharf
Camilla buying from Froggit

I would not rush back to the market – it is a far drive for me and there are other markets in the area I would like to visit. I would suggest however that if you find yourself at the V&A Waterfront that you pop in and have a look at what there is on offer.

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25 thoughts on “Market On The Wharf, V & A Waterfront

  1. well isn’t that interesting. I was at the V&A last night and for the life of me I do not remember driving past the entrance to this market, or seeing any signage for it. That said I didn’t pick up huge enthusiasm from you regarding your visit?

  2. I agree with you Tandy. We went to this market a few months ago and compared to all we have in the Helderberg, I was very unimpressed. The best thing about that trip was getting a beetroot and ginger juice at that smoothie stand! 🙂

  3. Markets can be a bit hit and miss – some are wonderful places, but others can be quite a let down. But I’m sure that spending a day with a treasured old friend is just the best thing ever, Tandy! 🙂

  4. It’s fun to go to such places with a friend, Tandy, and I would never go alone. How strange that they never got back to you about the food demo. Clearly, they need a new PRO. 🙂

    1. The fact that they never got back to me is quite sad as I would have loved to have given my time to such a worthy cause 🙂

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