The Old Biscuit Mill boasts some of the city’s best creative enterprises, where local and artisanal goods and craftsmanship are on constant display. Find one-of-a-kind fashions, quirky travel mementos, local artisanal products and gifts and an impressive trove of other unique Cape Town Treasures.
Encounter eclectic artworks and intriguing designs showcased by the dynamic community of artists, designers and craftsmen that call the Mill home. This is where décor, fashion, furniture and lifestyle boldly take centre stage.
The proud home of some of South Africa’s finest and most celebrated dining establishments, the Mill is a real foodie hotspot. Highlights include award-winning eateries and the best pizzas, pastas and burgers in town. You’ll also find an inviting wine outlet showcasing a carefully curated selection of local wines, craft beers and gin.
Prior to its redevelopment into today’s dynamic and creative hub, the Old Biscuit Mill functioned as an actual biscuit mill for the Pyott’s biscuit company. John Pyott opened the factory in the early 1900s and it remained in operation until 1946.
The Old Biscuit Mill is open 6 days a week (closed on Sundays and Public Holidays | Restaurant opening hours below).
The Neighbourgoods Market is open on Saturdays 9am – 2pm.
Monday – Friday 10:00 – 16:00
Saturday – 09:00 – 14:00
Sunday (Hint Hunt) – 10:00 – 16:00
We once held a competition with the Cape Town Creative Academy situated in the Silo at the Old Biscuit Mill to draw up a map representing TOBM space. We were in awe of the Creative responses and congrats to Laura Flint on her representations.
During the week (Mondays to Fridays) you can find parking within the Old Biscuit Mill.
However, on Saturdays, because the Neighbourgoods Market takes over the parking areas, no parking is available within the Mill itself. We, therefore, recommend those visiting the Mill use services like Uber, Taxify or the MyCiti Bus (route 261 stops just outside the Mill) to avoid congestion and parking hassles.
Furthermore, every Saturday there is secure parking available for R10 all day at the College of Cape Town, directly opposite the Mill. Entrance to this parking lot is in Kent Street.
The College parking is also available on all special event and festival days.