Market Square is a wonderful place to shop. The stores offer unique items, including the latest fashion trends, home accessories, locally made jewellery, fun gift ideas, and so much more! The restaurants are full of fabulous flavours for every taste, including Belgian waffles, a vegetarian buffet, and Mexican cuisine. With the pandemic still a part of our lives, small businesses, such as those in Market Square, need our help to stay open and survive the financial difficulties of our present circumstances.

Market Square

 

Market Square houses a wonderful and varied collection of shops, full of one-of-a-kind merchandise and delicious cooking! Whether you are looking for the latest fashion trends, home accessories, or locally made jewellery, this is the place to shop. Then stop for a bite at one of the fabulous restaurants! There are so many choices, from authentic Belgian waffles to a vegetarian buffet to a Neapolitan pizzeria and so much more!

 

 

WannaWafel

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Wannawafel began as a food truck in 2009 and quickly became a restaurant a year later. They wanted to bring authentic Belgian waffles to the West Coast. Now waffles are no longer a breakfast-only food, but an all-day snack. One smell of the delicious aroma of waffles and you won’t be able to resist!

 

Argentum Jewellery School and Supply

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Argentum is a school and supply shop specializing in silversmithing. They offer a selection of classes and workshops from beginner to professional, including private group and one-on-one lessons. Necklaces, rings, earrings, and bracelets are all within their purview, and they would love to show you how to make your own creations!

 

Green Cuisine

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Green Cuisine is a vegetarian and vegan restaurant, with food made with love for a healthier and happier community. They offer delicious dishes from salads to soups to pizza and beyond. They also serve desserts like Berry Cheesecake and Blueberry Cobbler. Just thirsty? They have a great selection of fresh juices, smoothies, and kombucha!

 

Hey Happy Coffee

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Hey Happy Coffee loves coffee and believes that it is every bit as complex and profound as the finest wines. They partner with roasters and local businesses that share their love and their philosophy. With a selection of wonderful food and signature drinks, and a commitment to friendly service, they have everything you might need to really enjoy your coffee break!

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Vintage After Death

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Vintage After Death is a secondhand store for fabulous fashions and accessories. They have a treasure trove of fine-quality vintage items for sale and when you venture inside, you are sure to find something that suits your style perfectly! They also have an online selection to peruse, have an in-store pick-up option, and ship internationally.

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Cafe Mexico

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Cafe Mexico is a local favourite, offering authentic Mexican fare with a rustic modern vibe. They also have an extensive Mezcal and Tequila collection and have a Happy Hour from 3 – 6 pm. Whether you’re a fan of tacos, burritos, or quesadillas, this is the place for you!

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Paboom Home Imports

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Paboom is a family-owned local business, full of beautiful and unique products for your home. They offer a modern, clean, and energetic aesthetic, including jewellery, art prints, kitchenware, glassware, textiles, rugs, bathroom accessories, frames, decor objects, stationery, greeting cards, furniture, and so much more! They believe that you should be able to shop for tasteful things without stretching your budget.

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The Drake Eatery

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The Drake Eatery opened in 2014 and was named for The Drake Hotel and Beer Parlour, which was Victoria’s first dedicated beer bar also located in Market Square from 1954-1974. The Drake Eatery is committed to offering patrons a casual, safe, and comfortable space to enjoy a drink. Without TVs or loud music, they hope to encourage a social environment full of conversation and connection.

 

How to find Market Square:

Market Square is located at 560 Johnson Street. You can also find them on their website (including a complete store directory), on Facebook, and on Instagram! See you there!

 

 

 

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