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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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  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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322 - 326 Coventry St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
South Melbourne
+61 3 9209 6295
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Markets all tend to blur into each other nowadays but this one stands out as it had a great mix of stores and some really fabulous local produce. If I lived in Melbourne, I'd be here all the time!

Thank Selina_J_W
Reviewed 5 days ago

'nuff said. The oysters and the sea urchins are enough reason to visit. However, the coffee and the french pastries are also really good.

Thank esquire84
Reviewed 1 week ago

smaller, less crowded, less varieties compared to QVM. worth a visit if you are nearby that area. and by the way, there is a Woolworths supermarket a minute walk away if you need to get more stuffs

Thank kasuji
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this market on a Sunday morning and it was really crowded. The types of goods sold are rather different from that of Queen Victoria Market as this market focuses less on the souvenirs for tourists and more on products for local people. One thing...More

1  Thank Lyegeak
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been wanting to visit this Market for awhile. We weren't disappointed. There was such a variety. It would have to be one of the cleanest markets I have visited. All the food stalls were amazing. We wanted to take some of everything home...More

Thank Christine W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Years ago South Melbourne Market was a terrific market where you were guaranteed to pick up cheap fruit & vegies. Not so anymore. It's disappointing to see prices almost double what you're paying across the road at two of the bigger supermarkets. It was across...More

1  Thank sandilong1511
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent undercover market with the very best purchases in fish, meat, vegetables and all manner of prepared delicacies. You can also eat wonderful oysters there, try delicious European and Asian dishes, then finish with brilliant pastries/deserts. A truly great spot.

Thank alexams2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was not sure what to expect since I was looking for a flea market. This place has a number of restaurants and shops selling all kinds of things. I was super excited when I found a couple of seafood shops that sold oysters to...More

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

The oysters are definitely a highlight for many visitors. We are so glad you found them and enjoyed them! Thanks for the nice review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take tram 96 from Bourke St & get off @ South Melbourne stop 127.....all sorts too check out here fresh produce, seafood, lot's of choice for lunch etc. Gotta try the magnificent chocolate croissant's also A Borek Yum :) Bike shop, hand bag's Homewares all...More

Thank griswalds2015
Meg D, Marketing Manager at South Melbourne Market, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sounds like a delicious trip to the Market. Thanks for visiting and for the great review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have to pick one market make it this one. The clothing section is much better with some designers working out of the markets. Than there is the food hall. Yum yum yum. DEFINENTELY don't eat before you go.

Thank MarigoldVentures
Meg D, Marketing Manager at South Melbourne Market, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

An empty stomach is a must! Glad you enjoyed exploring all the stalls and thanks for the review.

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