Intern’s choice: 4 Boutiques and Cafes to visit on Albert Road

Following on from our last blog, where Susannah shared with us her favourite Streetwires products, and keeping to the theme of shopping, Susannah now lets us in on some hidden gems in our neighbourhood that you should include in a visit when you come to us.

Enjoy her words below:-

There are many great boutiques and cafes to explore while you’re on Albert Road, the main drag of Woodstock where we are located. This list of places is organized so that you begin at the traffic circle and keep on heading West towards Cape Town!


  1. Junk and Disorderly is a vintage clothing store that opened up a little more than a week ago and is the perfect place to go if you’re looking for some unique vintage clothes. The owner is quite nice and the whole place is accented with bright pink walls. There’s groovy pants, perfect sweaters, and bright and bold jackets to choose from. A good place to go and stock up on some winter clothes! 364 Albert Rd Woodstock, Cape Town 7915

2. Captain Kirwin’s coffee is one of my favorite coffee places in Cape Town. It’s located in the Woodstock Co-Op, not too far from Streetwires! The whole place is pirate themed and yes, you will be asked to wear a pirate hate for a photo with the barista. Captain Kirwin is also quite friendly and if you’re looking to learn a little more about the area, he’ll be happy to chat! There is also art and old-school comic books for sale, so you can peruse with your latte and enjoy a peaceful, laid-back afternoon. 363 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town 7925

3. While you’re at the Co-Op you should go upstairs and visit Uzani, a beautiful clothing boutique. She makes all of the pieces herself and they’re all quite colourful and pretty. If you have an idea for something too and don’t see it in her shop, she does commission work and is quite patient! Buy yourself a dress and your friend a necklace, it’s all hand-made and unique to Uzani! 363 Albert Rd Woodstock, Cape Town 7925

4. You can continue west until you come across Tribe Coffee Roasting and Cafe. They have coffee, beer, wine, freshly squeezed juices, avocado toast, eggs benedict, brownies –  basically anything you could ask for! There’s free wifi and the place is just beautiful. Spend an afternoon decompressing or getting some work done and enjoy another cup of Joe while you’re at it! The Woodstock Foundry, 160 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7915