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V&A Food Market

Dock Road | Old Power Station, Building 19, Pier Head, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
+27 21 418 1605
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“samosas” (36 reviews)
“wraps” (36 reviews)
“ice cream” (43 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Fast food, Healthy, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
Dock Road | Old Power Station, Building 19, Pier Head, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 771 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Must visit if in the V&A area given the large selection and tasty options. There are tons of various savory options at the stands, along with a small liquor store, and plenty of desert options. We stopped in here for lunch twice during our visit...More

Thank 25wanderlings
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We are massive foodies and the food market was one of our highlights during our week in Cape Town. We loved it so much we went there 3 times. We had some thai curry, lamb/chickpea wraps, beef flatbread, springbok and they were all amazing. The...More

Thank xiaoxiao90
Reviewed 1 week ago

While in Cape Town, and with each daily visit to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, we stopped at the V&A Food Market. Each visit was very exciting! And we made point to purchase something to take back to our hotel for late night snacks. There...More

Thank ALMtex
AmandaC8349, General Manager at V&A Food Market, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the regular visits... we are very happy that you had a great experience. Warm regards Amanda

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No matter what you’re craving, they have it here! South African food, flatbread, wraps, pastries, smoothies, bubble tea, chocolate and even tacos! All of the food was incredible and affordable in a really fun environment!More

Thank Ebrodkin1
AmandaC8349, General Manager at V&A Food Market, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ahhhh, thanks for the great review... We hope you had a look upstairs too... We have delish burgers; curries; Thai; steak bar; pizza and... waffels!!! I am never sure if I should jogging home or run, it's the only way I can keep on eating...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best burger in town!!! You need to try this. Amazing and we will see us again. 😊😊😊 Thanks you the delicious burger 🍔. Best Patrick

Thank PatrickB7128
AmandaC8349, General Manager at V&A Food Market, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Fantastic... we are thrilled you liked them... next time give the cheese bombs a try, those are power too. Thanks again. Amanda

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked through this market a couple of times and decided to eat when we were hungry at lunchtime. We went upstairs, there’s lots of food eateries. We opted for Nonna Lina pizzeria. Pizza and salad. It took 15 mins and was really good, reasonable...More

Thank MaryKateNI19
AmandaC8349, General Manager at V&A Food Market, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you had a good experience. Weekends are our busiest time. Thank you for joining us. Warm regards Amanda

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can”t say enough good things about this spot. During my recent short stay in Cape Town, I visited the V & A Food Market twice. I got lots of tea - there are more than one place where you can get some amazing tea...More

1  Thank 1knowing1
AmandaC8349, General Manager at V&A Food Market, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ahhhh, thank you... what a great review! Not sure if you tasted Royal Tea, wonderful cold, refreshing teas served with fresh fruits, as well as teas, serves with beans and cream cheese... you have to taste it to believe it. Warm regards Amanda

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food market is full of fantastic artisan food stalls. We went for the hot wraps. I had the extra jalapeños and was not disappointed, exceptional tastes. And fantastic value for money.More

Thank nbennett480
AmandaC8349, General Manager at V&A Food Market, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I just had the Vagabond wrap for lunch with a portion of their truffle and parmasan fries, it was delish! Followed by an ice-cream from the Creamery, double scoop!!! washed down with a cool ice tea drink from Royal Tea. I am now back at...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little gem on the V&A with wide variety of food and drink to refuel. Fantastic spot, we returned several times during our stay in Cape Town

Thank bobandtomato
AmandaC8349, General Manager at V&A Food Market, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are happy you enjoyed our "little gem" on the Docks. It's our happy place where we enjoy the offering's daily. It's been awesome weather for you... Warm regards Amanda

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was one of our favorite places at the waterfront. Tons of food options of every variety. We got carmel corn and candied nuts and so many other things. Not to be missed!

Thank Luckygirl94010
AmandaC8349, General Manager at V&A Food Market, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the great words. Warm regards Amanda

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SephusL
March 11, 2018|
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Mattwilcra
March 11, 2018|
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Response from Z4030AQamandac | Property representative |
We are more of a street market then a neighborhood market. We have Chop Chop Steak Bar, where you can buy fresh meat for home use. Also Oysters from the Knysna Oysters.
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JohnCherry
October 3, 2016|
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Response from jptheadventurer | Reviewed this property |
Tough Question to answer, as I did not have any beer. The meals range in price depending on what you are looking to have. But to be safe I would say average meal would be between R50 - R70.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Monday
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dock Road | Old Power Station, Building 19, Pier Head, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa (Formerly Market on the Wharf)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 418 1605
  • E-mail
Description
In 1882, the Old Power Station brought power to the Cape Town dockyard, blazing a trail for trade in Cape Town and the African continent. Today, this powerhouse of innovation is still generating bright ideas through the V&A Food Market – an artisanal street food market that brings together locally produced products, cutting edge concepts and affordability together, seven days a week, in the heart of the V&A Waterfront. Winter Times: (May – October) Sunday to Thursday 10am – 7pm; Friday and Saturday 10am – 8pm Summer Times: (Nov – April) Sunday to Thursday 10am – 8pm; Friday and Saturday 10am – 9pm
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