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by Victoria Button (subscribe)
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Published January 15th 2012


Where can you buy cars, carrots, coffee, and carpets – all under one roof? Perth's new Coventry Square Markets in Morley offer all of these and more.

The markets, which opened in December, have 11,300 square metres of retail space and more than 150 shops.

Carrots...




And Carpets.


While some of the shops have not yet been filled the place is already popular enough to make getting into the car park a time-consuming business when we visited on a recent Sunday afternoon.

Parking mayhem. Next time, I'm parking at Centro Galleria and walking to the markets.


Prices for fresh fruit and vegetables are a bargain compared to those charged by Coles and Woolworths across the road at Centro Galleria.

Bargain fruit and veggies.


We visited Chi's Fresh Seafood to stock up on ingredients to cook a paella, stopping to admire a stupendously large fish packed in ice. At WA Cleanskin Cellars, we tasted some wines before choosing a bottle to go with dinner.

Big fish.


Wine tasting set-up.


We'll be back to sample the boutique roasted coffee at Café Amazon and get interesting ingredients at Asian Oz Groceries.

If you're looking to decorate a house, several shops offered homewares in varying levels of taste.

Classy...


And cheeky.


The exterior architecture is impressive in a modern design for a building that is, structurally, an extremely large shed. However, I was a little puzzled by the interior décor which is fussy and faux historic – quite incongruous given the warehouse style surrounds.

Conventry Square Markets


Striking architecture.


Incongruous decor.


There is a food court section offering meals from various ethnic cuisines as well as the fresh produce hall and a section for general goods such as watches and jewellery.

Children might enjoy the rides outside Ye Olde Lolly Shoppe, not to mention the lollies, and there is also an ice-creamery on site.

Coventry Square Markets are air-conditioned, making this a potential outing regardless of weather.

Shoppers.

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Why? Bargain fruit and veggies... buy almost anything!
When: 8am-6pm seven days a week.
Where: 243-253 Walter Rd, Morley.
Cost: Free entry.
Your Comment
Wait another 6 months and then go ( hopefully )will be then be good,. At the moment is it lacks atmosphere, is half empty and disappointing, despite some very big efforts from the few shops that are open.
by cgull (score: 0|2) 3090 days ago
Wait another 6 months and then go ( hopefully )will be then be good,. At the moment is it lacks atmosphere, is half empty and disappointing, despite some very big efforts from the few shops that are open.
by cgull (score: 0|2) 3090 days ago
Thanks Victoria.
We have just posted your review on our Coventry Square Facebook page!
by kirst (score: 0|2) 3080 days ago
It's all pretty awesome. Only problem is you can only buy a small amount at a time because there are no trolleys!
by gemfy (score: 0|3) 3080 days ago
Regarding the lack of trolleys...

I use a granny trolley (shopping jeep) but a wheely suitcase could also work.

The management could also consider setting up a trolley hire business similar to that at the Victoria Market in Melbourne. Basically you would leave ID, pay a deposit and small hire fee, then return the trolley once you've offloaded your shopping.
by Victoria Button (score: 1|74) 3080 days ago
When it first opened the fruit and vegetables were amazingly good quality at really reasonable prices. Since then the quality has gradually declined to the point I am lucky if I find 6 items I consider fresh enough to buy. Don't know why the decline but if it kept to the top quality offered when it first opened it would have been hands down the best place in Perth to go shopping for fruit and veggies.
by jodo1 (score: 0|2) 2671 days ago
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