Elgin Railway Market is the brainchild of businessman Roger Orpen, who converted the old apple warehouse into a bustling steampunk station market boasting local vendors, live music and a gateway to the beautiful Overberg town.
Market visitors can choose from food vendors purveying everything from fragrant curries, Mediterranean cuisine, healthy Vegan salads, spicy chicken, Neapolitan pizzas, ribs and burgers, exotic Dim Sum, Mexican nachos, delicious fresh juices, tasty biltong, fall off the bone lamb, and fresh Thai.
Sweets treats are abundant, including home-made fudge, ice-cream, handmade chocolate, and to finish off, a great selection of cakes. The bar serves local wines, beer and cider. L-Gin, from Elgin artisanal gin bar serves up local craft gins.
Steam Coffee (open daily) serves home-ground brews whilst the wine shop stocks excellent Elgin and Bot River wines.
A variety of retail offerings can be found on the mezzanine and ground floors with exceptional jewellery, genuine leather goods, wooden glasses and watches, vellies in abundance, CBD oils and edibles, Himalayan salts and lamps, kids toys and clothes, ladies apparel and skin care, men’s gifting and grooming, braai tools and equipment, and a very popular salvage shop.
There is also a smaller market on Wednesday and Friday evenings, 4pm to 8.30pm.