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Rusty's Market

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Address: 44 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 421 772 281

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Food at Rusty market is a bit expensive, nothing special compared to Melbourne or Sysney

I took a friend to try beef noodle soup and char grill pork with fish sauce at Saigon hut. I must say the flavor was just ok. The soup did not have much noodles just lots of bean... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Cairns Region, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Base on what people from the resort told us we were so excited to go to the market but then so disappointed. It was so hot, hardly had any exotic fruits (except for 1 stall with few jackfruits) and the fruits around are not as fresh or look yummy as our Flemington Market in Sydney. The Vietnamese banh mi (bread... More 

Thank Linh63
Townsville, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have enjoyed visiting Rustys Markets over the years. BUT this time noticed how filthy the place was, also looks very rundown. Hope management/owners takes notice and takes the markets up to a higher standard for the sake of the sellers and their customers.

Thank Marym2240
Cairns Region, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took a friend to try beef noodle soup and char grill pork with fish sauce at Saigon hut. I must say the flavor was just ok. The soup did not have much noodles just lots of bean shoots and a couple of razor thin slices of beef and the char grill, 2/3 of the bowl filled with shredded lettuce... More 

Thank 398local
Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Rustles Market in Cairns is world famous for ts exotic fruits, vegetables and flowers. It is only open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 5am to 6pm. It is well worth a visit when you are in Cairns. One of the most popular markets in Australia.

Thank Sasthrisam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

Rustys is the perfect place to great fresh local produce. We go here on a Friday morning to get the weeks worth of fresh fruit, vegetables, bread and eggs. Plus they have great trendy food and drink stalls

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Markets are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Variety of stall holders selling fresh fruit, vegetables, clothing, gems, ground coffee, cheeses, meat, coconuts and sugarcane for drinking, French patisseries as well meals and refreshments.

Thank Ian B
Burnie, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

I was very impressed when I visited Rusty's. By far the best fruit and veg market I have seen. There were food stalls and clothing and jewellery that I really didn't pay much attention to so can't comment on that. But the produce side was amazing. I found prices cheap and food fresh. Some of the vendors had samples of... More 

Thank _elizabethhansen1959
Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This market has a large fresh fruit and vege area. All at pretty good prices. Apparently very popular with the locals to do their shopping. There is also an area with local crafts, clothes, jewellery, flowers, bakery foods etc. Stall holders are very friendly and offer a good range of goods. Prices range from reasonable to a little on the... More 

Thank Strickes
Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

You can buy the best and the freshest quality of fruits there. Lovely and friendly shop owners!! Nice bakery and cafe inside the market!

Thank Tiffany_AU
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

We had an excellent sugar cane juice and other fruit juices, just the place to quench your thirst in the hot climate. Bought lots of fruits and had an excellent meal here as well

Thank kisumu-95

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