The Old Biscuit Mill and The Woodstock Exchange

Woodstock is the district of Cape Town in which artists and creative people chose to be. The environment, with its several craft shops, restaurants, bars and art galleries, has motivated several companies to install its offices in the neighborhood. I’ve visited two places in Woodstock, The Old Biscuit Mill and The Woodstock Exchange, and these are my impressions.

In the 19th century,  the Old Biscuit Mill was a mill by the railway and the harbor docks. Nowadays all the buildings were revitalized and there are design studios, photographers, artists and architects.

About 1km away, there is The Woodstock Exchange, a five-floor building with galleries, fashion stores and people working in coffee shops. On the other floors is possible to find several innovative organizations.

Near of Old Biscuit and The Woodstock Exchange, you can find a lot of restaurants, bars of craft beers and handicrafts shops. Every Saturday there is a food market, with the best of Cape Town.

Some spaces in Woodstock:

Cape Town Creative Academy – Art school with degrees in design, audiovisual and contemporary art.

Bellovista Productions – a Production company that organizes events, locations to movies and photographs, workshops with artists and several other customized works.

Hinthunt – Escape game designed to small groups.

Boudry Architects – Architect firm that does projects to commercial clients, as well to residential ones.

New Creation Collective – Post-production studio: editing, visual effects, color grading, motion graphics and animation.

Incite – New business agency, they deliver new opportunities to its clients.

The Bandwidth Barn – Startup accelerator, arm of Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CITI); there’s a coworking space at The Woodstock Exchange.


Woodstock é o distrito da Cidade do Cabo em que os artistas e profissionais criativos escolheram se estabelecer. É um ambiente cheio de lojas de artesanato, restaurantes, bares e galerias de arte, o que incentivou várias empresas a instalarem seus escritórios no bairro. Visitei dois locais em Woodstock, The Old Biscuit Mill e The Woodstock Exchange, e conto minhas impressões a seguir.

No século 19, The Old Biscuit Mill era um moinho próximo da linha de trem e das docas do porto. Atualmente todos os prédios estão revitalizados e abrigam estúdios de design, fotógrafos, artistas e arquitetos.

A cerca de 1km de distância está The Woodstock Exchange, um prédio de cinco andares. No térreo, há uma galeria com várias lojas de moda e pessoas trabalhando nos cafés. Nos outros andares é possível encontrar diversas organizações inovadoras.

Na região de Old Biscuit e The Woodstock Exchange há uma variedade muito grande de restaurantes, bares de cervejas artesanais e lojas típicas. Há também, em todos os sábados, um mercado de comidas com o melhor da Cidade do Cabo.

Alguns locais em Woodstock:

Cape Town Creative Academy – Escola de arte com graduação em design, audiovisual e arte contemporânea.

Bellovista Productions – Produtora que organiza eventos, espaços para filmes e fotografias, workshop com artistas e vários outros trabalhos customizados.

Hinthunt – Jogo de escape projetado para pequenos grupos.

Boudry Architects – Empresa de arquitetura que faz projetos para clientes comerciais ou residenciais.

New Creation Collective – Estúdio de pós-produção especializado em edição, efeitos visuais, colour grading, motion graphics e animação.

Incite – Agência de novos negócios, disponibilizam novas oportunidades aos clientes.

The Bandwidth Barn – Aceleradoras de start up, braço do Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CITI);  possuem um espaço de coworking em The Woodstock Exchange.


The Old Biscuit Mill and The Woodstock Exchange contacts:

Country: South Africa

City: Cape Town

Adress:  Albert Road 375, Woodstock and Albert Road 66, Woodstock

Web Page: theoldbiscuitmill.co.za and woodstockexchange.co.za

Facebook: facebook.com/TheOldBiscuitMill and facebook.com/TheWoodstockExchange

Twitter: twitter.com/oldbiscuitmill and twitter.com/WdstockExchange

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