As it's probably pretty obvious, we love the Queen Victoria Market! We've been part of the general market community since 2011, when we opened our first shop just across from the market on Therry St. In 2014 we opened up our shop in the Dairy Hall, and when our Therry St shop closed in 2018, we opened a second location on Victoria Street.
Our Dairy Hall shop was previously owned by John and David, who owned the pharmacy there for over 40 years. We fell in love with the location and jumped at the opportunity to open a Market Lane shop in this beautiful, historic and beloved Melbourne institution, dedicated to quality food and beverage, and quality customer relationships.
For the design of this new Market Lane space, our fourth, we worked with Sarah Trotter of Hearth Studio. Great care was taken to preserve and showcase the original 1920s heritage features of the store – the high level panelling, the ornate nickel window frames, and the Carrara marble benchtops – and to introduce new elements that complement these features, and serve the simplicity and functionality of the space. The result is a beautiful, bright and welcoming corner shop.
Customers can stop by for a cup of delicious Market Lane coffee – brewed through espresso and pour over – and to stock up on brewing equipment for home, as well as bags of coffee, freshly roasted and ready to be popped into your canvas bag next to bread from the Caiafa's bread shop and cheese and olives from Bill's Farm.
This shop is open when Queen Victoria Market is open - on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.