3 Iconic Markets Return to Morningside and Bulimba

Local makers, traders and shoppers alike will have some community events to look forward to this November and December as three iconic markets mark their return in Morningside and Bulimba following months of shutdown.

Love Eco Markets, Southside ART Market and Bulimba Community Market are setting up shops again amidst COVID-safe guidelines and other safety protocols. 

Keen to shop for quality locally-made stuff and support small businesses? Take note of these reopening dates and times:

Love Eco Markets

When: Sunday 8 Nov 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Morningside School of Arts at the corner of Wynnum and Thynne Roads

About 40 green makers will be selling their creations and there will be eats and drinks as well. To follow the event’s updates, including the line-up of expected makers, check out the Facebook event page. 

Photo Credit: Love Eco Markets

Bulimba Community Market

When: Sunday 15 Nov 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Bulimba Memorial Park on Oxford Street

Shoppers are encouraged to bring their own picnic blankets or rugs, as well as some good vibes. There will be stalls from creators, as well as traders of food and drinks. Live tunes will keep the crowd entertained. Follow the market’s updates on Facebook

Photo Credit: The Design Collective Markets

Southside ART Market

When: Saturday, 19 Dec 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Morningside School of Arts at the corner of Wynnum and Thynne Roads

Stall applications are still open until 9 Nov 2020. If you’re an artist or maker with creative goods to sell, you may still apply for a spot. Read the FAQ page to learn how to become part of this event. 

Photo Credit: Southside ART Market

This year’s community markets will have a different layout and foot traffic to facilitate social distancing. Shoppers can expect to line up before entering the premises as they might need to register for contract tracing. 

Brunch Specialist Sarmic Cafe Moves from Bulimba to Morningside

A former cafe in Bulimba is moving some three kilometres away to Morningside. Sarmic, known for its artisanal jams, relish and sauces, will soon be operating at its new location at 639 Wynnum Road after ceasing trading at its Apollo Road site in August.

As of press time, Sarmic is rebuilding the former Southside Tear Room digs in Morningside. Its owners have not yet announced the official opening date but the construction of the cafe has been going on schedule.

Photo Credit: Sarmic/Facebook

In July, the owners announced that Sarmic will be moving out of its Bulimba location to “a bigger better premises” that wasn’t far away. Along with the change in location, the cafe is expected to offer new things for its patrons. 

Sarmic, which is a combination of the names of owners Sarah Coorey and Michael Hoare, opened its doors in 2016. Since then, it has become a notable presence in the suburb’s brunch scene. 

Offering a small but unforgettable selection of meals for brunch, Sarmic’s scrambled eggs, herbed smashed avocado on cornbread, honey-baked nectarines with ricotta cheese, and potato hash with carrot jam are just some of the favourites.

Based on its current construction work, the cafe appears to retain its industrial chic interiors. The owners confirmed that Sarmic will be a dog-friendly place.

Photo Credit: Sarmic/Facebook

Frequent diners have been anticipating Sarmic’s return inasmuch as they’ve been missing the cafe’s old digs.

“Except for all the memories that place held, [Sarmic] always build a community and the next ones coming as well,” one customer said.