The Borek Shop

Gary Brun
Published on September 07, 2023
Updated on May 07, 2024


Nothing leaves you feeling quite as accomplished as greeting the world early on a weekend morning, especially if it's for an activity that's way more fun and more delicious than your usual Saturday snooze session. To find yourself simply fizzing with Saturday morning good vibes, haul yourself out of bed nice and early so you can beat even the most eager crowds to the Queen Victoria Market. Behind the storied yellow facade of Melbourne's largest 19th century market, the produce sections open as early as 6am, with the specialty shopping stalls following suit at 8am.

Hit the deli hall for a strong latte from the masters at Market Lane Coffee (who are also on Collins Street), teamed with a breakfast of warm borek (a pie-like pastry from the Balkans, Middle East and Central Asia), courtesy of market favourite, The Borek Shop. That should leave you sufficiently fuelled for a morning spent perusing Queen Vic's many varied treasures.

Its menu includes delights such as spicy lamb boreks, lamb kofta wraps and turkey, salami is egg pides if you're a meat eater. And if you're not, you are especially covered with an array of options including chickpea roundabouts, zucchini fritters, spicy vegetable gozlemes, bean salads, cheese boreks, falafel wraps and egg, cheese and spinach pides. 


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