Happy weekend my friends! We are off to the Design Indaba, shoot a Westcoast wedding and one in Plett..
(we did this for a giveaway pic for capetownmagazine.com… go check it out and win cool Cape Town stuff!)
Earth Fair Food Market @ St Georges Mall
Every Thursday from 12pm to 6pm – have a healthy inner city treat
Something that will make you love Cape Town’s inner city even more: the Earth Fair Food Market @ St Georges Mall. Since February 17th 2011, every Thursday you find the Earth Fair Food Market from 12pm to 6pm at St Georges Mall in Cape Town’s city bowl (upper St Georges Mall, off Wale Street, opposite Cathedral).
Find secure parking in Mandela Rhodes Place and on the street, but why not walk from your office and have a yummy and healthy lunch? It’s outside, fresh air.. enjoy a healthy city life in your lunch break or after work.
Top quality traders and artisans sell a good selection of farm cheeses, free range meat, organic fruit and veggies, olives and olive oil, biltong, preserves and pâtés, organic nuts and grains, breads, smoked fish, speciality sausages, sweet treats, things like ‘Guiness and steak pie’, Truth coffee and lot’s more. Plus, listen to some live music.
Shop for the freshest produce, directly from the producers whilst soaking up the historic ambiance of this beautiful part of town.
“Many cities have iconic, fresh-food markets – Borough Market in London, the Dublin Food Coop Organic Food Market and the Marché de Pont de l’Alma in Paris – now it’s Cape Town’s turn,” says Jacqui Simpson, owner of the Earth Fair Market. “In many ways it’s a return to our roots. The Company Gardens originally provided fresh fruit and vegetables to passing ships and Greenmarket Square was somewhere where farmers could sell their produce. That’s why upper St George’s Mall in the historic heart of Cape Town is the ideal location.”
The St Georges’ Mall Market is based on the successful Saturday Earth Fair Market in Tokai, which has become so popular that is now also open on a Wednesday afternoon. The Earth Fair concept is one of a country market, where visitors can shop for fresh goods from local producers, building relationships with them in the process.
By Antonia Heil
The Earth Fair Food Market @ St George’s is open every Thursday from 12pm until 6pm.
yes, this was quite something that kept me busy last week… research and research… but awesome to share with all you jazz lovers in Cape Town. enjoy. x
Mandela Rhodes Place | 23 Church Street | Cnr Wale & Burg Street | Cape Town | +27 (0) 21 422 1428
The Green Dolphin Jazz Restaurant
It’s one of the most popular jazz venues in Cape Town and offers live jazz concerts seven days a week in a sophisticated cigar bar and restaurant setting. Since opening in 1990, The Green Dolphin has hosted major South African names as well as top international jazz stars. Enjoy a real jazzy dinner.
Ground Floor | V&A Waterfront | Cape Town | +27 (0) 21 421 7471
West End Jazz Club
Opened in 1993, here it’s all about hot live jazz. The club in Athlone/Rylands in Cape Town is one of the city’s most bubbly music venues. The West End Jazz Club features top local and national talent, scattered with appearances from international stars too. It’s a very classy venue and preferred hangout for serious jazz fans, every Friday and Saturday from 5pm until late, situated upstairs the legendary club Galaxy.
Cine 400 Building | College Road | Rylands | +27 (0) 21 637 9132
Thuthuka Jazz Cafe
Owner Laura Ndukwana offers international visitors the chance to have a meal, mix with locals and enjoy world-class jazz that’s infused with traditional musical elements in the Gugulethu township. Popular amongst Capetonians and tourists alike, here you can get a taste of what South Africa is all about: to dance, wine & dine.
Gugulethu | +27 (0) 82 979 5831
Swingers in Wetton
Every Monday you can get to know the Cape jazz culture at this popular club in Cape Town. There are live music events specialising in contemporary African jazz with local and visiting musicians. Melanie Scholtz and Erica Lundi have sung here.
1 Wetwyn Road, near Wetton station | Lansdowne | +27 (0) 21 762 2443
Generations Cafe (the G-spot)
‘The only place where adults can act like children’. The Generations Café or ‘The G-Spot’ as it is better known attracts a client base from the core of the Cape Peninsula and is one of the few venues which hosts live bands from Wednesdays to Saturdays.
Gerry Ferry Crescent, off Gunners Circle | Epping | +27 (0) 21 535 1873
Hanover Street Jazz Club
A double-storey, classy jazz venue housed in Cape Town’s Grand West Casino with a New Orleans vibe. Its name originates from the Hanover Street in the old District Six. The well-stocked bar will keep you happy while listening to what a serious jazz fan needs.
Grand West Casino | Goodwood | +27 (0) 21 505 7777
District Six Café
In the East City, at the corner of Keizergracht behind the castle, is a tiny little place that offers music and poetry. District Six in Cape Town’s city bowl is known as one of South Africa’s most visible apartheid scars. The District Six Café is a very cosy. Slightly run down, but a simply excellent place to listen to Cape jazz. There is also a huge outside terrace with a stage where concerts take place.
106 Darling Street | Zonnebloem | +27 (0) 82 591 0632
By Antonia Heil
(personal tip: my favourite Cape Jazz CD is ‘RockArt Future Cape’ by Hilton Schilder)
Jazzy tip: Mike Laatz is the man that knows it all when it comes to jazz in Cape Town. Check out his gig-guide.
Des and I spent the weekend in Bloemfontein (the time machine) shooting his sister’s wedding. Spending more and more time with photography really makes me fall in love with clean shots like the one below.
Plus, how cool is this shirt? I would def. wear it. Have a good week you all!
I went to Hello Sailor yesterday (86 Lower Main Road | Observatory | Cape Town), it’s Boško Popovac and Ryan McDonagh’s new baby. I will definitely come back. Check it out! A little piece on it… below the pix! x
pix by my lovely Desmond (*you rock!!)
Hello Sailor – Obs’ rock’n’roll bistro
“We wanna be an institution in Obs”
Observatory’s Lower Main Road is cool, okay? It’s a good spot to watch real characters, freaky and funny looking people. There’s another cool spot ‘from where you can do it now’: Hello Sailor. What a name. The Weekend Argus also discovered the Obs-spot and started it’s story with what wiki tells us ‘Hello, sailor is a sexual proposition made to a sailor by a prostitute or promiscuous woman.’
But not here. Ryan McDonagh’s family was “involved in the Ocean scene”, hence the name. He’s one of the owners with Boško Popovac (they’ve been friends for over 15 years). I know Boško from the burger and pizza joint Narona in Gardens. It’s a little bit my local, the place where I go when the fridge is empty and I need a good and affordable meal.
But back to Hello Sailor. Ryan lives in Obs and has a baby: Max Sailor. He always wanted to name his baby Sailor, so the Hello Sailor eatery is a welcome present. Wow. Ryan has been a chef for 8 years, you might now him from Arnolds, Zula, Café Sophia and he also had his own catering business.
“We want to be an institution in Obs”
“We want to raise the standards” says Boško. This is Obs, so expect good food for low prices. “Food is a big thing for us. We serve stuff we like and what people like.” Ryan agrees and adds “Full on flavours but simple.” And chef Maggie (cool glasses, cool tattoos) will make sure you have a good food experience. For example, have poached eggs with bacon, hollandaise on toasted ciabatta (R38) or a classic fry up eggs, bacon, pork banger, grilled tomato and toast (R29) for breakfast. Hey, surprise, surprise, they also serve Deluxe Coffeeworks coffee. Have the popular rump steak prego roll with a soft friend egg on toasted ciabatta (R40) for lunch or a burger. You also have the choice of salads or pasta and other cool stuff like ‘disco fries’.
Hello Sailor should definitely become your local. “We wanna build a community, relationships and get an identity. We want to be an institution on Obs. This is a small and very personal space“ says Boško. And I trust him ans I know him.
The sailor-decor is sourced through friends and “people that were inspired gave us stuff” tells me Ryan; plus, “the magic of Vortrekker road also helped”. The music is good and doesn’t have a serious theme as Boško says. “Some rock’n’roll, a little bit of lounge, we tailor the music to our clients.”
Sailor Jerry Rum also gets to celebrate its fame here and famous comic creator Conrad Botes frequents Hello Sailor a lot and blessed the eatery with a Hello Sailor illustration.
I’m sure Hello Sailor will draw a nice crowd of people. They are right where they are, in Obs.
By Antonia Heil
Hello Sailor Bistro 86 Lower Main Road | Observatory | Cape Town | +27 (0) 21 447 0707 | email@example.com
Opening Times: Mon-Fri: 8am – 11pm; Sat&Sun: 9am – 11pm
PS. Soon there will be wifi, so get moving!