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08/30/2011

The Old Biscuit Mill: Another Cape Town Adventure

On sunny days in Cape Town, one has a number of options. The beach is always a firm favourite, especially Camps Bay and Muizenberg. A ride in Tokai Forest or a hike in Newlands Forest are also available for the more adventurous persons. If it is achievement that you are after, Table Mountain is must. Kirstenbosch is always on the cards if you want to laze amongst Mother Nature's beauty and if it is a Sunday, a trip down to Mzoli's in the Gugulethu township is a definite must. 

If what you are after is a slow Saturday with an old-school folk market feel to it, look no further than the Old Biscuit Mill located in downtown Observatory. 

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The Old Biscuit Mill is full of fresh produce and exotic food that will set your taste buds on fire. Open on Saturdays, it is a good place to purchase arts and crafts supplies, something tasty for supper and one of the trendiest places to socialise and soak in the relaxed Cape Town atmosphere. Breads, cheeses, wines, sandwiches, roasts, pies, ice-creams and a whole lot of other farmstyle and homemade dishes are on display. Gluttony comes easily here.

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The Old Biscuit Mill has become a firm favourite as a Saturday outing in Cape Town - hundreds of photographers parade the stalls looking for street photography shots, and people of all ages descend on it all manner of dress. It is a colourful and vibrant place, full of life and distinctly Cape Town.

Nursery House took a Saturday out of their month and took a trip to the OBM. As a place for relaxation, it is nearly unmatchable: good music, good food, friendly people and a surprising amount of sunshine in Cape Town's winter. 

For the students, the OBM offers a more relaxed side of Cape Town, somewhere where they can just hang out. From now on, you can be guaranteed that if the sun is shining, the OBM will have some more willing patrons.

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Images by Remy Ngamije.

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