South Melbourne Market, Melbourne

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The maze of specialty shops set up in Victorian-style, wood-and-red-brick building where South Melbourne Market resides offers everything from fruits to silver jewelry. Open since 1867, the market is Melbourne's longest-running one. Among the many stalls, you'll find fresh produce, internatioal cuisine such as dim sum and Turkish gozleme, gifts, housewares, and men's and women's fashions. You can also learn recipes and techniques in cooking classes that Melbourne chefs regularly host here. Arrange your visit to South Melbourne Market and discover more family-friendly attractions in Melbourne using our Melbourne visit app .
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  • I've been visiting Melbourne at least once a year for over 30 years, and have only now discovered just how brilliant these markets are. Unike other more famous markets this is a real market, with only...  more »
  • South Melbourne Market is the place to go to find the fresh food you have been looking for! We went there for the first time recently and were very impressed. Fresh produce, wide variety, fruit and ve...  more »
  • The best, freshest seafood , efficient service, great entertainment and superb ambiance. From the live cooking to the brilliant jazz duo on a sunday lunch till late afternoon. The best in melbourne!  more »
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  • Super cool place to go with your family or friends! Even cooler fact is that South Melbourne Market was found in 1887!!! You can find everything pretty much there: fresh food and clothes, coffee and cleaning supplies:) So many awesome small and cute little bistros, so you could find anything you like to eat and drink!! It is open every day from 8am till 4pm. We had a great lunch there - we tried a few different things from various small restaurants and got coffee and smoothie for deserts:) Recommend! Cheers :)
  • Fantastic range of food! One of the cheese shops has a walk in air conditioned cheese pantry. It was amazing! We bought some cheeses, olives and quince paste. After this we had lunch at the seafood place on the corner. The food was delicious and inexpensive. I would totally recommend visiting these markets! Apparently the paella place is awesome too so we must return : )
  • Amazing, place has everything.... If your walking give it 5 stars, but people are parking monsters in this place.... The meat bread shop in the back top of the food court is traditional and delicious, fresh oysters, or grab some fresh cake and bakery goods....really everything is in this place maybe even the kitchen sink
  • I really do like this place. It's real, it's local, it's vendors are a true reflection of the area - bossy, loud, happy, kind...it's a proper trading market. Small, really manageable & you soon know which vendors you love & keep going back for more. I think it's a little addictive. I love the ranges of flowers, fruit & vegies. It makes shopping fun!
  • Great fresh veg and fruit. Good selection of really everything you need. It reminds me of the busy markets in China. Good coffee stops on your journey around too keep you topped up on energy.
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