Gin, fresh flowers & fudge

November 4, 2022
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Sip on Musgrave Gin or Six Dogs Gin, many craft beers to choose from, and fresh juices, and then pick your way through the most gourmet upmarket food.

Once in the venue, market visitors can choose from food vendors purveying everything from fragrant curries (The Curry Pot). To shawarmas (Ardiโ€™s), pizza (Corlieโ€™s Italian Kitchen) ribs, and burgers from The Station Grill.

Sample Mexican dishes from El Sombrero. Pies, tarts, and quiches from Pudding and Pie or cheeses, bread, dips, pates, and dolmades from Cornes Deli Delights.

Health-conscious treats include fresh juices (Splash smoothies) and low-carb bread with various fillings from Le Food. Ellaโ€™s Elgin Farm Foods offers local items such jaffles, vetkoek, pancakes, and a soup of the day. Additionally can also stop in for a snack at the biltong stall Sud-Wes.

Sweets treats are abundant, including homemade cakes from Flour+Love and ice cream and waffles-on-a-stick from #Rollin.

A bar serves local wines, beer, and cider and L-Gin, an artisanal gin bar serves up local craft gins. Ground Central Coffee serves home-ground brews and roastery Pater Tom offers flavorsome Coffee.

A variety of retail offerings are found on the mezzanine and ground floor with jewelry from Ruby Rose. Leather goods from Lotus Leather, classic clothing, and oddities from Vintage Salvage. Pottery from The Potter at Almenkerk at HandMaiden Crafts. Beautiful wooden pieces from JAC Wood Crafts and Valley Woodworms Project. Last, but not least, grab fresh-cut flowers from Oak Valley on the way out.

Elgin Railway Market is the brainchild of Roger Orpen. Who converted the old Apple warehouse into a bustling steampunk station market.

Boasting local vendors, live music, and a gateway to the beautiful Overberg town. Inspired by the barnโ€™s railway-side setting.

Orpen took his creative cues from the invention of steam and the industrial age. Milestones are accompanied by the rapid development of rail networks across the world. Undoubtedly, a beautiful space is where art deco meets Victorian. This Market is unlike any in South Africa.

You have a choice of everything. And after your lunch or breakfast settles you hit the stalls again for dessert. Or a chunk of fudge. Or a perfectly baked macaroon. I highly recommend this market to everyone. Only open on Saturdays and Sundays, so pick a date. You will not be sorry!

CLICK HERE to see more of this epic market!


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  • Nina
    August 11, 2023

    This look awesome! How far is it from Cape Town?

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