Vend Marketplace at Virginia is the perfect place to visit with your family. There is a fantastic children's play area, lots of green space for crawling babies, and of course, great coffee and shopping.
Open 7 days a week, Vend is really unique as it is a market, with the added bonus of having an excellent cafe with a huge outdoor play and seated area. The market stalls are chock full of eclectic and beautiful homewares, artwork, plants, accessories and clothes.
I bought some gorgeous Australian animal prints for only $10 each last time I was there. If you are looking for a special gift for a loved one, or to get something unique to spruce up your home, Vend will absolutely have it.
My favourite part about Vend though is the cafe with the play area. There are two parts, the actual cafe with indoor seating. And the big 'lawn' space out the front. The ground has astro turf, giant lawn games, lots of play equipment from Peppertown, plus a variety of tables and chairs. Including loungey type chairs and lots of high chairs. It was great to go with my husband, toddler and baby. My husband and I got to sit back with a coffee, while our toddler played on the play equipment and our baby crawled around at our feet. Winning!
The food on offer is really delicious too. They do breakfast and lunch and even are licensed. You can get yummy modern Australian food, pastries, coffee and food for the kids. Everything is fresh and prepared with care.
Vend has a function space for hire and they also offer workshops and craft markets on a regular basis. Things like painting and jewellery making classes are a big hit. You can find out what is coming up here.
With tons of onsite parking and easy access from Sandgate Road, I would highly recommend putting Vend on your list of unique places to visit in Brisbane.
Location: 1768 Sandgate Road, Virginia
Opening Hours: 7 days 7am to 4pm
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