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Any Rhodent in Cape Town for the weekend will have to visit The Old Biscuit Mill

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The Old Biscuit Mill is a vibrant, warm-hearted little village in the heart of Woodstock where hundreds of talented people come together to share, collaborate and well… show off the heart-felt passion of their various crafts. The Mill is home to day and night markets, a wide range of workshops and designer stores, delicious farm stalls, decadent restaurants as well as an inspiring line-up of festivals and productions.

My suggestion is that you get there early and have your pick of all the best breakfasts. In fact I challenge you to find something to eat in under an hour! The Mill houses some of the city’s most charming architecture and is loved by all of its regulars and visitors alike. The Old Biscuit Mill used to be- no kidding…. a biscuit mill. The mill started out as a factory for ‘Pioneer’, then ‘Standard Mills’ and was most recently, before its conversion, a mill for ‘Pyotts’ – at least that’s what the lettering down the side of the square brick chimney seems to indicate.

There also used to be a mill-like structure, built in the late 19th century. The base of the windmill exists somewhere on the grounds, it just hasn’t been found…yet. The rest of the Mill’s history is rather mysterious and elusive clues from its rich past surface every now and again, just to keep everyone guessing! Any Rhodent in Cape Town for the weekend will have to visit The Old Biscuit Mill.
The Old Biscuit Mill is a vibrant, warm-hearted little village in the heart of Woodstock where hundreds of talented people come together to share, collaborate and well… show off the heart-felt passion of their various crafts. The Mill is home to day and night markets, a wide range of workshops and designer stores, delicious farm stalls, decadent restaurants as well as an inspiring line-up of festivals and productions.
My suggestion is that you get there early and have your pick of all the best breakfasts. In fact I challenge you to find something to eat in under an hour! The Mill houses some of the city’s most charming architecture and is loved by all of its regulars and visitors alike. The Old Biscuit Mill used to be- no kidding…. a biscuit mill. The mill started out as a factory for ‘Pioneer’, then ‘Standard Mills’ and was most recently, before its conversion, a mill for ‘Pyotts’ – at least that’s what the lettering down the side of the square brick chimney seems to indicate.
There also used to be a mill-like structure, built in the late 19th century. The base of the windmill exists somewhere on the grounds, it just hasn’t been found…yet. The rest of the Mill’s history is rather mysterious and elusive clues from its rich past surface every now and again, just to keep everyone guessing!

 

By Shirley Erasmus