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South Melbourne Market

322 - 326 Coventry St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
+61 3 9209 6295
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Experience life at The Village Market. Since 1867, South Melbourne Market has been a treasured inner city landmark and a favourite amongst locals and visitors. It is the quintessential village market, a place where people come not only to purchase fresh food, but to meet, eat, drink, shop, discover, share and connect. Our walls are full of authentic traders who display their wares with pride and passion. Quirky and playful characters are found behind the counters, delivering old fashioned customer service with a smile. We embrace and showcase the local, supporting local farmers, artisans and producers. It’s a foodie’s paradise where freshness, quality and diversity are paramount with food stuffs from land to sea. We celebrate a philosophy of Real Food. Local Life. encouraging you to cook food that is made from great quality, fresh produce sourced from our family of traders you know, love and trust. We are a home to seriously good coffee, specialty tea and a vibrant restaurant precinct for day and night time fun. There’s also an amazing array of merchandise and services with everything from clothing, homewares and second hand books to hairdressing and pet food. With a full calendar of live music, events and activities, the Market is a happy and experiential place that celebrates the senses. Take a trip to the Market, you never know what you’ll find, but we guarantee it will be full of surprise, moments and wonder.
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322 - 326 Coventry St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
South Melbourne
+61 3 9209 6295
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Reviewed yesterday

What can I say? A fantastic spot. Great coffee from Padre, lovely almond croissant from Agathé Pâtisserie, succulent oysters, and much more. Wish we could stay longer though. The market has a lot to offer.

Thank Shahfii
Reviewed yesterday

What a mix of fresh food stalls, finger food eateries or casual dining. Asian, Spanish, Australian, Turkish, incredible seafood, bakeries they are all at this " WHAT A BUZZ " market. Melbourne has more than it's fair share of markets but this one has to...More

Thank katherinel847
Reviewed 2 days ago

I know the Vic Market has a great tourist reputation, but South Melbourne Market is well worth a visit. You can shop and sample great produce. You can shop for clothing, shoes, homewares. There are amazing cafe's and restaurants with all types of food. It's...More

Thank almago6
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My #1 must visit places on list every time I visit Melbourne. Love the seafood & oysters ( you can buy & eat by the long table by e side with all the sauces provided) Things are unique especially baking stuff..

Thank mspiggykek
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the other market we visited in melbourne and I love this place organization. Easy to walk around, first stop by accident is the famous seafood stall, lots of people standing and eating the oyster, mussles, crab and various stuff fresh!! the table includes...More

Thank chephrenchua
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the fresh oysters and sashimi - check out the oyster bar if you like to enjoy some of these. There some seats to sit there too

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Long time Victorian first visit to south Melbourne markets. What a fantastic atmosphere! Food food and more fresh food. Great place to show case Melbourne.

Thank lostDigger
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being a Sydneysider, going to Melbourne markets are a treat for the food market buys, from fresh produce, meat, fish, legumes, delis , flowers, clothes, shoes, bags and specialty stores such as butter and bulk buy nuts. The cafes and food stores are cruel to...More

Thank Hanklee19
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to find something speical this is the right place. My 7y.o. son never seen snow in nature and we found the snowdrift near the market in Summer time. It even smelled like an orange or mandarine. I'm not joking, on the market...More

Thank Viculya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic stalls full of variety and quality merchandise. The meat, fish and vegetable displays were very attractive and a step up from the usual cheap and repetitive stalls at the QV Market. The food available at the take aways, cafe and restaurants made this visit...More

Thank Kevin B
Meg D, Marketing Manager at South Melbourne Market, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting and for the great review. Hope to see you again soon!

South Melbourne
South Melbourne hosts the city’s oldest continuous
market, founded in 1867. Rows of neatly arranged
fruit, vegetables and flowers splash yellows, greens
and reds along the entire perimeter, where the whole
neighbourhood gathers for Saturday feasts. Inside the
hall, shoppers hover over the mouth-watering displays
of delicatessens and specialty food shops. Further in,
a bazaar full of giftware, clothing, and kitchen
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19 April 2017|
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Response from movedalot | Reviewed this property |
Not that I'm aware of but there is a Nutt specific shop who may be able to meet your need.
25 April 2016|
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Response from Rolf M | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I prefer the South Melbourne Market. It is more compact hence easy to get around. There are less clothing shops than at the Vic Market, but a sufficient choice for us. Equally, the food stores especially the... More
angela c
8 May 2015|
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Can i find italian broccoli rape