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by Kate James (subscribe)
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Published February 24th 2014
Industrial chic dazzles at Capri on Via Roma
Capri on Via Roma

Industrial chic dazzles at Capri on Via Roma, the newest food market on the glitter strip.
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Main entrance

Impressed locals are calling it 'The New Ferry Rd', and Capri on via Roma is intent on challenging its more established rival for a slice of the high-end foodie market.

The exterior façade is subtle and unassuming, with no hint of the treasure trove within.
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Capri on Via Roma

Reminiscent of Dr Who's Tardis, Capri on via Roma appears much bigger on the inside, and feels more like a food and wine exhibition space than a shopping centre. The architects have made the most of the high vaulted ceilings and wide open spaces, creating a cool and sheltered retreat from the summer heat.
So much bigger on the inside

Backing onto a canal, the property sports an expansive wooden deck which provides ramp access to and from the boat moorings below.
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Deck leading to boat moorings

The markets offer a fine selection of exclusive and elaborate foodie treats from the first of many small specialty providores, and a choice of casual dining experiences to suit most tastes.
A fun place to shop

Additional services in adjoining buildings include a post office, pharmacy, solicitor, dentist, hairdresser, barber, nail salon, interior décor, travel agent, and a 24/7 fitness centre.
Lots of new shops

The GFC may have delayed construction, but BDA Architecture, Steve McCracken and Landini Associates have delivered a world-class property. With free underground parking, it is highly accessible.
Underground carpark

Capri on via Roma is fast becoming the new destination where movers and shakers will be seen doing deals over an espresso. Ciao.
Providores
The Green Grocer
Open daily 6am - 10pm; (07) 5570 1242
supermarket
The Green Grocer (supermarket)

Gourmet Meats on Via Roma
Open daily 7am-6.30pm
Fresh meat, smallgoods, and an ageing room onsite. Locally family-owned business selling all Australian-grown meat.
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Gourmet Meats

Happy to help you

Mayfield Chocolates
Award-winning Australian chocolateria.
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Mayfield Chocolates (award-winning)

Pistachio Florentines

Capri Wine & Beer
(07) 5504 5755
An impressive range of wine, beer, spirits, and everything you need to make those cocktails you love so much.
Capri Wine & Beer

Manolas Bros
Manolas Bros is first and foremost a continental delicatessen, with a mouth-watering and mind-boggling display of exotic cheeses, cold meats, and all the other makings for a take-home antipasti platter. However, their outdoor tables are packed with patrons chatting over coffee or brunch. The brekkie menu operates 7-11.30am. A deli with a café.
Manolas smallgoods

Manolas baked goods

Table menu at Manolas


Casual Dining
Fish Emporium
Visually spectacular sushi/sashimi kitchen out front, and cooking other seafood out back.
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Talented Japanese sushi/sashimi chefs

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7 piece 'Bamboo' ($14)

sushi, sashimi
9 piece 'Kyoto' ($18)

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Fish Emporium (menu)

Olli and Luca
Edgy décor to match precision food.
(07)5538 8005
restaurant
Bring all your friends for brekkie, lunch or dinner

pasta
Pasta with pumpkin, bacon, duck ($24)


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Fish Croquettes ($24)

White fish croquettes with smoked trout, scallop, local prawn, saffron aioli, samphire, shiso, sauce gribiche and dill oil.
Pizza Pomodoro (connected to Olli & Luca)
Wood-fired
(07) 5526 7778
pizza
Slick fitout at Pizza Pomodoro

pizza
Seafood pizza with mussels

pizza
Hemall making pizzas

Edgewater Dining and Lounge Bar
(07) 5570 1624
Perfect location on the canal.
Edgewater Dining & Lounge Bar

menu
Sample Edgewater menu

Extra Services
Moss and Stone (florist)

Funk Fitness 24/7
phone: 1300FUNKED
Open 24/7. Yeah baby.

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Sneak peek inside Funk Fitness 24/7
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Why? Bigger, brighter and funkier than Ferry Rd markets
When: 6am-10pm (but retailers may vary)
Phone: various
Where: Corner of Via Roma and St Peters Place, Isle of Capri
Cost: high-end produce is not cheap
Your Comment
Kate,
Excellent article. My sister lives nearby and has been raving about this place, telling me I must fly up from Sydney to experience it. Your review has given me a good feel for the place.
by Carole Liivrand (score: 2|662) 1120 days ago
I love how colourful Full Fitness is. I definitely think it makes you feel more energetic.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|11136) 1121 days ago
thrilled that Mayfield Chocolates love the article :)https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mayfield-Chocolates-Gold-Coast/592026797532850
by Kate James (score: 2|294) 1119 days ago
This looks great. One point though: Dr. Who's box is BLUE, not red, and it is a police box, not a phone box.
by jen74 (score: 0|8) 1109 days ago
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