Bay City Roller

Cape Town’s Hout Bay harbour has long been a place to spend weekend afternoons, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, licking salt and vinegar off your fingertips from fish ‘n chips bought at Snoekies. And now, with the Bay Harbour Market having recently launched in a suitably re-appropriated old fish factory along the dock, it looks set to be throbbing with visits from even more residents and foodies alike. With a similar atmosphere to Joburg’s Rooftop Market, there are more than ample food stalls to choose from—anything from a baby crayfish and chips for R80 to a ‘The Dude’ pancake filled with cheese, tomato, salami and artichokes, R45. Emphasis is on everything being locally produced, and there are a multitude of options, including Turkish, Indian, Cape Malay and plenty of organic and healthy fare. A large, well-stocked bar will keep thirst at bay, and, if you haven’t yet tried Everson’s cider, for anyone with a taste for a more British-style cider, this is the local equivalent. While it’s probably the main area of attention, food is not the only thing on offer. Performances by buskers take place on a corner stage and feature musicians, jugglers, poets and dancers, and a host of fashion; crafts, toys, flowers, ceramics and other knick-knacks will keep you browsing. Visit the market on Fridays in Summer from 5pm to 10pm, on Saturdays from 9am to 5pm and on Sundays from 10am to 4pm. Bay Harbour Market, 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town.