From family-friendly facilities to a foodie’s wonderland of more than 70 stalls, the Adelaide Central Market offers a fun and interactive shopping experience for parents and their kids.

The Market allows kids to see where their food comes from and learn about the importance of including fresh fruit and veggies in their diet.

Families visiting the Adelaide Central Market are sure to appreciate the pram parking and parent’s room – plus the first hour of car parking is free on Market days!

To help navigate the Market and all it has to offer, here’s a step-by-step guide for your next visit.

Step 1: Get caffeinated!

Fuel up for the day with a coffee from the likes of Lucia’s, Big Table, Zuma Caffe or T Bar – and of course, grab a babycino for the kids!

Parents can also take their caffeine fix home by making a quick trip to stalls like The Coffee Bean Shop and The Grind @ Central.


Step 2: Treat the kids

With seven different bakeries and patisseries plus the iconic Old Lolly Shop and Charlesworth Nuts, the Market is every child’s dream come true.

A wide selection of special treats and nutritious snacks are also available at Carousel Nut Bar, Providore, The Adelaide Nut, The Yoghurt Shop, Plantation Juice Co, House of Health and Tony’s Juice Bar.

Child with Map of Adelaide Central Markets
Child with Map of Adelaide Central Markets

Step 3: Shop ‘till you drop!

Stock up your pantry with delicious jams and relishes from Jamface by Poh and fill your fridge with fresh meat, poultry and seafood across nine different stalls plus fruit and veggies from a selection of 19 greengrocers. Pay a visit to Stephan from Central Organics for local, certified organic produce.

And if you’re hosting a dinner party or weekend barbie at home, the Market can take care of some of the hard work with plenty of fine food suppliers – from The Smelly Cheese Shop, Charcuterie Traiteur and Corner Deli to Atlas Continental, Say Cheese, The Mettwurst Shop and much more.

House of Organics and Sustainably Grown Produce

Step 4: Take some time to relax

Some of Adelaide’s most delicious meals are at Market eateries including Asian Gourmet, Lucia’s Pizza & Spaghetti Bar, Comida, SunMi’s Sushi, Le Souk and The Latvian Lunchroom.

If you’re there on a Friday night you can enjoy free live music from 6pm to 8pm.

The Market hosts a year-round calendar of family-friendly events and school holiday activities such as cooking demonstrations and craft workshops. For more information, visit www.adelaidecentralmarket.com.au.


The Smelly Cheese Shop

Opening Hours 

Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 7am–5:30pm
Wednesday – 9am–5:30pm
Thursday – 9am–5:30pm
Friday – 7am–9pm
Saturday – 7am–3pm
Sunday – Closed