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Eat at the Markets

Eat In Food at the Old Bus Dept Markets

Visit our multicultural food hall

Our markets have always been known for yummy food. But did you know we’re also a great place to sit and eat in?

Our regular food stallholders offer everything from French to Spanish in our very own mini multicultural food hall. You can pop in for a pancake, take away a taco or lap up some Laotian cuisine.

The eat in food area is always busy – filled with the aromas of freshly made tasty foods – and buzzing with the warmth of the people who make it. It’s a popular spot for a break from trawling the markets, and also makes a great place just to stop by for breakfast, brunch or lunch on a Sunday during market opening hours.

Once you’ve browsed what’s on offer, take a seat to people watch and take it all in. Your mouth will be watering before you begin!

Here’s the lowdown on the tasty foods on offer:

Song Laos Cuisine

A real institution, Song has always had a loyal following.  Try the vegetable yellow curry, red and green chicken curries and the always popular chicken satay, curry puffs and spring rolls.

Fekerte’s Ethiopian Cuisine

The best place in Canberra for authentic Ethiopian foods. Specialities include Keywat – a spicy beef curry – fresh vegan and vegetarian dishes and spiced samosas.

Taco Way Food

It’s Mexi-go-go here! Traditional flavours of tacos, burritos, tostadas and nachos combine with some fab breakfast options including Huevos Rancheros (ranch style eggs) and Mexican style scrambled eggs.

Homemade Sweet Delights

Did somebody say waffles? And pancakes? With a variety of hot and cold toppings, hand made ice cream and meringues with mixed berries, this place is great for kids and the young at heart any time of day.

Spanish Cuisine

As the name suggests, it’s the best place to taste the flavours of Spain. The breakfasts are tops including Spanish gourmet omelettes and the lunch menu includes Empanadas and Paella worth a visit to the market alone for. For sweet tooths, don’t pass on the churros!

French Food

Oui Oui French food please! Operating for more than 13 years and using only the highest quality organic ingredients,  you must try the croque monsieur – a grilled cheese and ham sandwich with white sauce. Savoury crepes and gourmet sandwiches on organic baguettes are also divine.

Jo’s Juice

Always drawing a good crowd, this long time stallholder sells popular fresh orange juice squeezed on the premises, and warm drinks including delicious hot mulled wine and a lemon and ginger drink.

Depot Cafe

It’s the best place to grab an espresso with a friend, or latte with a loved one. A quick in and out for creamy milkshakes, cold drinks, yummy cakes and slices and ice creams for the kids any time of the day – and scrumptious raisin bread for brekky too!

What's on

  • 2 Oct

    Themed Sunday: Multicultural Sunday

    On the first Sunday of the month we add a touch of international 'flavour' to the markets with speciality stallholders here with a range of goodies for Multicultural Sunday!
  • 9 Oct

    Retro Depot in October

    Everything old is new again…well back in fashion at the very least. So if you love the brights of the 60s and 70s, mid-century furniture, funky retro clothing, and macramé, this is the markets day for you.
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