South Melbourne Market, Melbourne

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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  • Visited for the first time this relatively small market. It's central, it's easy to reach with public transport, it's busy but not packed on a Friday morning. Great selection on seafood and butcher sh...  more »
  • If you visit the South Melbourne Market & find yourself needing a caffeine slap, then walk out of the market & cross the road on Cecil Street to South Melbourne Central. This architectural void, house...  more »
  • easy to get too market (tram 96). good option for breakfast or lunch. loses star for limited open times  more »
  • Beautiful foods from every corner of the globe. The Paella is a must try! Food court and also food stalls for shopping. Lovely little craft gifts available from local sources. Parking is usually not an issue apart from peek times on weekends. Tram 96 and 12 goes past within 100m. Very easy to get too.
  • What a great little market. I have lived in Melbourne all my life and have never been here before. Smaller than i thought it would be but that is not a bad thing. It has everything I could want. The fresh food section was awesome and their was plenty of interesting things to look at and buy. Will definitely come here more now.
  • Great place to buy fresh food. Everything is so fresh and price is reasonable. Smaller than Victoria market but more local. Don’t miss this when you visit Melbourne. I plan to visit here for two hours but I stay for three. Lots of thing to see
  • Loved these markets. Such a variety of wares, tasty foods and even a massage if you want. Would definitely go again on my next trip to Melbourne!
  • The BEST!!! Love the flowers and food and services and vibe. Seafood wasn't the tastiest though. Bit disappointed with that but the dog treat store was awesome, love the home furnishings and the Mexican has the best margaritas!!

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