Ferry Road Market provides a most civilised shopping experience. There’s a great choice of markets on the Gold Coast, but the ‘trolley trudge’ is not for everyone. Some people need a more pleasurable food shopping experience, as well as a built in ‘need it now’ adaptability to their lives –from ‘there are visitors coming to dinner tonight – what can I buy’ through to ‘where can we meet for coffee at 4pm and get something for dinner at the same time’ kind of place.
More a collection of specialty food stores than a market, the Ferry Road Markets is located in a converted hardware shop in a warehouse complex just off busy Ferry Road. It’s a fantastic mix of thirteen top quality retailers under one roof, providing coast gourmets with foodie shopping heaven!
Although related to the James Street Markets in Brisbane, it seems more user-friendly and more relaxed: it’s easier to get to, easier to park and visually more logical. Stores are arranged around the edge of a central eating area, so shoppers can easily complete a circuit of the market viewing the abundant displays of each retailer. This is a convenient, time-efficient, comfortable way to shop for the best quality produce available. While goods are not the cheapest available, they rank with the best. Shop in air-conditioned comfort at this one stop collection of stores, accompanied by the aroma of coffee and the visual spectacle of beautifully arranged produce. With such temptingly fresh, high quality food for sale, we’re sure that no one will walk away empty handed!
Fine Fruit Ph 07 5591 5361- The freshest fruit and vegetables available, arranged in beautiful displays.
Flour Ph 07 5532 4749 – Good quality sourdough breads and some cakes and slices.
Merlo Torrefazione Ph 07 5561 1588 – Brisbane-based coffee producer, Merlo, is aptly represented in this colourful store. Beans are roasted on the site, you can purchase fresh beans or learn how to make coffee. There are also lots of coffee-based appliances for sale.
Prime Specialty Meats Ph 07 5591 5416 –Excellent quality regional and MSA meat cuts for that special occasion, exceptional sausages and convenient stir fry dishes available…and did I mention the charming butchers?
Quench Ph 07 5591 5927 – Gelati and sorbet made daily, juices, frozen fruit blends, smoothies and shakes.
Reef Seafood & Sushi Ph 07 5528 4477 – Premium quality fresh local seafood, sushi and sashimi.
Sevilo Gourmet Delicatessan Ph 07 5591 5066 – A fabulous range of antipasto, deli items, olives, dips, diary and cheeses, available, both local and imported, as well as hormone-free chicken roasted on site. This store is beautifully arranged, making shopping a pleasure.
Spendelove Bistro Ph 07 55270255 – The place to meet for breakfast, a light meal, afternoon tea or a drink. It’s an ideal place to soak up the sunshine on a winter’s morning, reading the local paper and enjoying a fabulous breakfast made from fresh local produce. Licensed; includes local wines on the list. 7am – 6pm Mon – Sat; 7am – 5pm Sunday.
Sweet – These desserts and sweets have to be seen to be believed! Premium handmade chocolates, patisseries and sweets.
The Tea Centre – Carries a range of literally hundreds of teas, beautiful teapots and tea paraphernalia.
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