Cape Town has been elected World Design Capital 2014, giving it the opportunity to showcase about 450 innovation projects. That it was selected more as a “one to watch” rather than a fully polished design leader makes it even more exciting to keep an eye on. To see a social/design experiment in action, go to Woodstock, a run-down suburb given a new lease of life through the Neighbourgoods Market), which sells artisan goods in a former biscuit factory: The Old Biscuit Mill. This is also home to Luke Dale-Roberts’ restaurants the Test Kitchen and the Pot Luck Club & Gallery. The city has got what is being billed as the world’s coolest cafe – Truth, drawing on a Victorian steam-punk theme,. For a township “jazz safari”, or a tour specifically linked to World Design Capital 2014, see coffeebeansroutes.com.