I know this may sound like a sin to most Cape Townians, but I haven’t been to the Old Biscuit Mill (theoldbiscuitmill.co.za) in Woodstock at all this year. Not once. That was until this past weekend of course.
I have been frequenting the Hope Street and St Georges Mall food markets as they tend to offer similar food products while being less overcrowded and pushy.
However, I had the biscuit Mill craving and so went back there last weekend Saturday.
WE arrived just before 12, and the weather was not great. Windy as hell to say the least.
My partner also does not do well in crowded pushy areas and this was the first time I had managed to convince him to try out the Biscuit Mill Neighbourgoods Market.
Generally you have to arrive early to get reasonable parking and a place to sit while you eat lunch/ breakfast.
But I think because of the deterring weather and it being the last weekend before payday it wasn’t as horrendously overcrowded as I expected it to be. Instead it was lovely.
I was told there was going to be no sharing. ‘I want my own,’ he said.
They were delicious, although a little fatty. But the onion marmelade and mustard added incredible flavour. (*R50 a steak roll)
Next up was the chorizo – yum! But I was dragged quickly away as my partner was looking for Lunch, round 2. We briefly lost each other in crowds while I continued to explore the other stands.
We then met up at the Panini stand, where the ‘Surfers breakfast’ (*R45) meal caught his eye. I tasted some. It was amazing! Truly delicious, and f I’d known, I would have had one of them first. I just couldn’t eat a whole other meal.
I had a pomegranate and mango smoothie while my partner had a chocolate milkshake (R20 each).
I’d heard so much about the new Bean-to-bar chocolate establishment, CocoaFair. I met the founder, Thor, who was really friendly and eager to chat about their new venture.
They will start offering chocolate making courses in about two weeks time, so I’ll keep my ears to the ground and let you know about them as soon as I do, for more info, visit www.cocoafair.com.
Unfortunately the people at the Biscuit Mill do start packing away at 1:30, so by the time we left the chocolate place, it was already 13:45 and time to go.
The weather was also getting worse and we were feeling to couch calling us…
But I will definitely not wait another 6 months before I go again…