South Melbourne Market

South Melbourne Market: Hours, Address, South Melbourne Market Reviews: 4.5/5

South Melbourne Market
4.5
Flea & Street Markets • Shopping Malls
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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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Neighbourhood: 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 utensils completes the scene. Take a break to walk the wide and shady streets and stroll along the Victorian-era heritage terrace houses. But return to the market in time for some paella, simmering in three large frypans on the footpath and served straight onto your plate.
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Stephen C
Wollongong, Australia621 contributions
Jan. 2022
Toss up between Prahran and South Melbourne markets on our short visit to Melbourne and opted for the latter.
Got out to the markets thanks to Mr Uber and found the place was in full swing and easily the busiest single place we visited on our trip.
It was great to wonder around and absolutely loved the food section of the market and was very jealous and envious of the locals having this at their fingertips.
There was plenty of other interesting stalls with lots of variety in crafts and wares.
Also got to have a sit down and a cuppa along with some fresh Sydney Rock oysters from NSW South Coast - terrific value and excellent (I'm told).
Highly recommend if you have the opportunity and a couple of hours to spare.
Written 12 January 2022
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Andrew Goh
Singapore, Singapore6,373 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Family
I enjoyed this market a lot more. Especially I love the oyster bar where I found a great bargain again with oyster, lobster and prawn. The market closed at 4pm and you can find the real bargain when come close to 4pm. Small market to buy groceries including daily wine. Found a seafood restaurant and enjoy the meal there too!
Written 26 December 2021
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Gerry S
3 contributions
Dec. 2021
Wow the food here is incredible. It’s best to find out the best places to eat, because they are really really good.

However….I was very disappointed to see people not checking in with QR codes provided and quite a few people not wearing masks. There didn’t seem to be any security to check these people.
Written 18 December 2021
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Stephanie C
Singapore, Singapore25 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Couples
Really great market! So happy to see a place with fresh food - meat, seafood, vegetables, fruits etc. Price was good too. They have a food hall with lots of cooked food too. Good place to go.
Written 10 December 2021
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Tommmy654
Bendigo, Australia9 contributions
Jul. 2021
What a great market. But make sure you look online to see if it’s open. I think from my memory it is closed for 3 days of the week. Great pastry shop with a queue to match!
Written 15 October 2021
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Larraine A
3 contributions
Jun. 2021
As part of our weekend in Melbourne, we also visited South Melbourne Market. We decided we would certainly go back for another visit on our next trip as we ran short of time
Written 28 June 2021
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Greg S
Adelaide, Australia1,229 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
It’s not just fruit and vege. The French baker here is incredible. Many different food options here from different nationalities ready to eat. Including a Intl bottle shop......
Written 23 May 2021
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ricks12016
Melbourne, Australia184 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Market way over priced and not value for money. Meat too expensive, just about all items too expensive, overcrowded and unpleasant atmosphere. I will be shopping in my area from now on.
Written 23 May 2021
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AndyJohn74
Sans Souci, Australia1,790 contributions
Mar. 2021 • Solo
This market is just lovely. There is something for everyone here. Lots of places to grab a bite to eat, a large food market and a general market area where there is just about anything you can think of. A great place to do the shopping.
Written 20 March 2021
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IsabellaDeP
Melbourne, Australia93 contributions
Jan. 2021 • Family
Plants, Fresh seafood, fruit and veg. Delicious coffee and so much variety of food cuisines to try. The village juicery was a favourite of mine as well as Gozleme. Not to forget also fresh grilled fish and salad.
Written 8 January 2021
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South Melbourne Market is open:
  • Wed - Wed 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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