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Elgin Railway Market

Elgin Railway Market

Jul 2018

Pics Heinrich Knoetze

The new Elgin Railway Market officially launched on Saturday, 16 June as steam train, Jessica, made her way into Elgin Station. With farm foods, great coffee and artisan crafts it’s a great day out from the Mother City.

The market stalls below should entice you to make a visit, ideally on the Ceres Rail vintage steam train, Jessica. 


Ardi’s motto is “put it in a pita”. From vegetarian fillings like falafel and salad fixings to meaty pulled pork and honey mustard chicken, and fresh calamari strips and smoked salmon from the deep – just about anything you can imagine is on offer at Ardi’s, in a pita of course.

Corne’s Deli Delights

Corne’s Deli Delights is one of the first things you see as you enter the Elgin Railway Market with its massive cheese wheel cake sure to grab anyone’s attention. Here you’ll find a selection of locally produced cheeses (organic and vegan too!), sauces, dips, pates, breads and dolmades. 

Ella’s Elgin Farm Foods

Ella's Elgin Farm Food stall is the spot to find mouth-watering traditional South African favourites like boereslaai, curry mince jaffles, breakfast vetkoeks and bobotie. For those wintry days they also offer a soup of the day. But that’s not all, on the sweet side you’ll also find koeksisters and pancakes at Ella’s.

Ceres Rail Company locomotive, Jessica, travels to Elgin.

El Sombrero

In the mood for Mexican? Think nachos, tortillas, burritos, tacos and… churros! And even if you’re opting for the healthier lifestyle and want something low carb, El Sombrero makes a mean Mexican salad – essentially the equivalent of lettuce tacos.


What started out as a small gesture of baking a friend a cake became a passion... and eventually a business. A business that makes the most magnificently decorated homemade cakes, from the usual suspects to crepe cakes and even gluten-free options.
Lauren’s Cakes

Ground Central Coffee

Ground Central Coffee is Elgin Railway Markets official coffee shop offering exceptional hand roasted coffees and tasty nibbles to go, Mondays to Sundays.

HandMaiden Crafts

HandMaiden Crafts offers up an abundance of handmade arts and crafts from a variety of local Elgin Valley creatives, as well as pottery from The Potters at Almenkerk.

JAC Wood Crafts

All the way from Hermanus, JAC Wood Crafts brings functional furniture such as bookshelves, storage racks, crates and trunks to Elgin’s Railway Market, as well as handcrafted, upcycled wooden home décor items like cute little wooden boats.

The Gin Bar at The Elgin Railway Market.


L-Gin is Elgin Railway Markets craft gin bar featuring a variation of different local gin brands from dry to floral or spicy. Get up, order yourself a G&T with accompanying garnish for that extra flavour, then sit back and relax.

Le Food

From regular to low carb options, Le Food brings Elgin Railway Market visitors delicious breads and wraps with various filling possibilities, as well as finger food snack platters.

Lotus Leather

Lotus Leather was founded in 2017 as an importer of quality genuine leather products such as various sizes and styles of bags, wallets and purses, and laptop sleeves. All products are handpicked from suppliers across India and brought to your doorstep at the Elgin railway Market.

Oak Valley Flowers

Oak Valley is a historical landmark in the Overberg region and has been growing and distributing the best quality cut flowers available in South Africa since 1978. What you’ll find at the Elgin Railway Market is but a small selection of their overall offering encompassing flowers and greenery.

Pater Tom Coffee Roastery

Pater Tom Coffee is your opportunity to stock up on flavoursome wood-fired, hand-roasted beans - dark, strong, bitter and creamy. Choose from the medium to dark roast Pater Tom traditional or their globe-trotting recipes from Columbia, Ethopia, Uganda and India. You will also find Biltong and droë wors available here under the label Sud Wes.

Pudding & Pie nibbles at The Elgin Railway Market.

Pudding & Pie

At the Pudding and Pie stall, Angie brings some of her famed top sellers to Elgin. We’re talking pies, quiches and lasagnes, and an extensive range of confectionery like pavlovas, lemon meringues, milk tarts, blueberry crumbles and Pastéis de Natas.
Angie’s Pudding & Pie


#Rollin’ is fun for children and adults alike with a plethora of toppings to choose from for their entertaining Thai original, ice-cream rolls; but more unusual still are their delicious waffles-on-a-stick!

Ruby Rose

Ruby Rose can be found on the ground floor of the Elgin Railway Market offering beautifully designed and handcrafted signature jewellery pieces or available for briefing in custom designs. Find rings, cufflinks, pendants, earrings and more – all made with love.

Shelley Taylor Designs

Situated in a cosy corner store of the Elgin Railway Market Shelley Taylor Designs creates unique and vibrant statement jewellery, expertly crafted from semi-precious stones and plated gold. Think bold bracelets, necklaces, earrings and more…


SóVinhos means “Only Wine” in Portuguese. It is a platform dedicated to sharing facts, recommendations and connoisseur knowledge about wines with the masses. At SóVinhos you will find wine fundi’s able to assist with wine selections from Elgin's variety of cool climate wines and the Overberg region specifically.

Splashh Smoothies & Juices

For the health-conscious visitor Splashh Smoothies & Juices offers up plain pressed juices, healthy juice blends and yummy smoothies. Order from the menu or change it up and request your own combinations.
Splashh Smoothies & Juices

The sun gazes down upon The Elgin Railway Market.

The Curry Pot

If spicy Mexican isn’t your thing but you’re still looking for something with zing try The Curry Pot, offering Malay and Indian inspired cuisine in the form of samoosas, half moons, biryanis and a variety of fragrant curries served with your choice of roti, rice or naan bread.
@Grabouw Lodge

The Fudge Kitchen

The Fudge Kitchen has been handcrafting their original recipe fudge using organic, gluten- and preservative- free ingredients in the traditional method for years, their blocks tend to be the size of slabs and their range of flavours far exceeds anything you’ve seen before!

The Station Grill

The Station Grill at the Elgin Railway Market is the go-to place for out of this world Grill regulars such as burgers, ribs and chips. It also offers an assortment of hot sauces called Chilli Lingo with flavours ranging from the lighter habanero to mild cayenne and hot bird’s eye chillies.

Valley Wood Worms Project

The Valley Wood Worms Project provides an opportunity for Elgin’s young adults to learn, grow and empower themselves by making hand crafted wooden items from pallet wood. At the Valley Wood Worms Project stall you’ll find functional and aesthetically pleasing wooden items for the home.
Valley Wood Worms Project

Vintage Salvage Inc.

Vintage Salvage is a treasure trove of previously loved vintage-inspired clothing, accessories and oddities. Anyone who gets a thrill out of hunting for old gems will find Vintage Salvage the perfect place to discover unique, nostalgic, novelty and eclectic pieces hand-picked with love and care.

From the viewing deck at The Elgin Railway Market.

The market, on Oak Avenue, Elgin, is open every weekend:
Fridays: 4pm-10pm | Saturdays: 9am-10pm | Sundays: 9am-5pm
Contact: [email protected], 073 797 0082

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