South Melbourne Market
A slightly up-market, market with foodie-famous dim sims and paella. And a tarot reader roomed under a staircase.
At this market boutique and local products replace big brand knock-offs. Plus there’s fresh fruit and vegetables, butchers and fish mongers alongside the esoteric and ephemeral. A favourite of everyone who visits, South Melbourne market’s urban flavour that is key to its appeal. Along with fresh fruit and vegetables there are stalls selling a range of local products; artisan food, boutique fashion, hand-crafted jewellery, along with a handful of pop-up shops.
From tarot readings, and Chinese medicine to haircuts and brow specialists – it sounds like it wouldn’t work yet somehow it does. It’s relaxed, eclectic, friendly and completely covered making it worth heading to any time of the year.
Some gentle gradients run across the market particularly down into the food hall. There are 6 disabled carparks on the rooftop.
Step-free (Slope towards food hall) / Accessible Toilets (GR) / Lift to rooftop carpark
Good: Undercover & weather-proof
Not so: The concrete slopes down in the north-west and south-west corners
From the website –
“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, 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.”
South Melbourne Market
Coventry St & Cecil Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205
(03) 9209 6295