And the public have voted!

Congratulations to our traders who have been voted by Market shoppers as favourites in their respective categories. The Queen Victoria Market ‘favourites’ will now go up against favourites from Dandenong, South Melbourne & Prahran Markets. The overall winners will be announced at the Melbourne Market Awards Gala Evening on Sunday September 8th.

Congratulations to all, and good luck!

Favourite Coffee Trader

Coffea Cafe
Established in 2000, Coffea Coffee roasts coffee beans daily on the premises. The range of premium beans include coffee from South America, Africa, Asia, the Pacific, organic coffee, Fair-trade coffee and Swiss water processed decaffeinated coffee.
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Favourite Seafood Trader

Happy Tuna
For Wayne Chitty, being at the Market is a way of life. Wayne’s grandfather began working at the Market in the 1920s, and Wayne has been working in the Market for 48 years, now working along side his son, Brett, selling fresh fish to a throng of satisfied customers who visit Happy Tuna for the quality seafood including gorgeous tuna, prawns, oysters and more.
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Favourite Specialty Trader

M & G Caiafa

M&C Caiafa has been a family affair for nearly 40 years. Specialising in dry goods, muesli, beans, grains and mroe more – including a selection of Melbourne’s finest bread and chocolate to whet every chocoholics appetite!

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Favourite Poultry Trader

The Chicken Pantry
The Chicken Pantry specialise in Free-Range Poultry and Game. Try their Famous Peppered Kangaroo Fillets or Crocodile Sausages, or ask their friendly, well-informed staff for suggestions for your next dinner party!
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Favourite Delicatessen Trader

Curds n Whey
For butter to spread over beautiful bread, nothing beats local butter, a specialty of Curds and whey. Put together a perfect picnic hamper complete with artisan cheeses and homemade quiche – choose from salmon and dill, Lorraine, spinach and cheese or pumpkin and leek – or try some of Curds and Whey’s delicious homemade vegetable and feta frittata.
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Favourite Fruit & Veg Trader

 J.T’s Fruit & Veg Supplies
Our parents began selling fruit and vegetables at QVM over 50 years ago. These days it’s not uncommon to find 3 generations of our family behind the counter. For us, it’s all about making the most of what’s on our doorstep and making juice that our customers love.
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Favourite General Merchandise Trader

Pompous Paws
Pompous Paws is not just another pet store, but a small business that plans to make a big difference in the animal world! The team at Pompous Paws stand by organisations like Oscars Law and praises and donates to rescue groups like Stafford Rescue Victoria.
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Favourite Meat Trader

Sardes Quality Meats
Sardes is Tony, Harry & Linda – with Tony at the head for 46 years, 31 years ago he got his son (Harry) to help out, with Linda always coming in and out. They predominantly sell quality rib eye, eye fillet and scotch (and maybe some porterhouse and “ground while you wait” minced lamb / beef). Within that range they have grass fed cape grim, grain fed barley and silage mix fed angus, cross bred wagyu and a range in between.
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