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Melbourne Food Review: Colour of Earth, Queen Victoria Market

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pizza selection

Nicole and I have now more or less gotten into a habit of going to Queen Victoria Market for our fish, I have been going back to Colour of Earth a couple of times instead of the usual hot dog and borek (cos you know you cannot possible eat that every time you go to Queen Vic. Admit it, some of you do).


Colour of Earth has a lot of interesting little pizzas (or as I have been corrected by Liz, the proper plural for pizza is pizze). They have a few different pizza base including gluten free ones made from black rice, maize, etc. So you can actually buy takeaway base and they have psychedelic colour. Very awesome.

cosmopolitan pizza

(Cosmopolitan – $6.80)

On the day (and I have been back a couple of times since but I haven’t been taking photos) I decided on Cosmopolitan, which was black rice base. It looks kinda funny but it tasted really good. It had ricotti, pesto, mushrooms, mozzarella and sweet chilli sauce. I know sweet chilli sauce on pizza? What the hell? But it was good.


(florentine – $6.50?)

Nicole went for Florentine, which was goat’s cheese, spinach, ricotta, err…  I can’t remember what else. Suffice to say it was good to. I have had a few other pizze from there and they have been good. Josh had the asparagus one (no picture, sorry) and he really liked it. And he is even fussier than me. If that’s even possible.


It’s one of my new favourite lunch hang out now. There were so many choices and most of them seem good. They even have sweet pizza. Unfortunately, some times you wait a bit for them to heat up your pizza and you hang around in front of the shop and there are lots of people, it could get a bit claustrophobic. And then you have to fight people for seats. But that’s Queen Vic Market for you.

mix salad

(mixed salad – $5)

I also got a little takeaway pack of mixed salad from the Borek shop, which sells Middle Eastern/Turkish type food. The salad had (from left) black eyed peas, brown rice, Turkish (Israeli/pearl) couscous, yellow lentil and broad beans. Each of them had their own dressing and other bit. It was quite good. We didn’t eat too much of it and took the rest back and ate it later during the day.

Queen Victoria Market Doughnut Van

Nicole also got some doughnuts for the team. The one thing that pisses me off the most about the mericans is that very few of them know how to spell doughnuts and I’m glad these guys spelled it properly. For the record, American spelling of doughnut is not donut. It’s just silly chain doughnut stores not spelling them properly.

American Jam Doughnut

Anyway, damn these doughnuts are good. It’s so doughy and chewy and just fantastic. But I try to stay away from them because I can easily eat half a dozen and that would be thoroughly bad bad bad.

Colour of Earth, Shop 97, Deli Hall, Queen Victoria Market, Corner Elizabeth and Victoria Streets
Melbourne VIC 3000


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Written by Kat

October 27th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

11 Responses to 'Melbourne Food Review: Colour of Earth, Queen Victoria Market'

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  1. Donuts and pizza… adding this Queen Vic to my list of must-visits when I go to Australia. =]

    Sue C.

    27 Oct 09 at 7:58 pm

  2. I go for the borek most of the time too. If not, I will walk down to Coconut house for my Malaysian quick fix. I might try the Cosmo this Sat.

    penny aka jeroxie

    27 Oct 09 at 8:16 pm

  3. oh yum…..QVM doughnuts are the bomb! I always chow into them too early while they’re still nuclear hot and manage to get jam all down the front of me. I usually get them first and then spend the rest of the day wondering around looking like I’ve been stabbed in the chest and spurting out jam instead of blood!

  4. I tend to go for the smoothie rather than the borek when we do the shopping. Although, if we happen to be hungover, then borek it is!

    I’ve been doing the shopping at Vic Market for years, and never looked at the pizza shop until we had to source a gluten-free base for my coeliac mother in law. She loved it which is high praise indeed.

    Oh, it annoys me too when people spell doughnut ‘donut’. It is fried DOUGH, after all. Mmmm……churros…


    30 Oct 09 at 3:43 pm

  5. doughnut susi! youre driving me nuts too! :P

    Kat @ Spatula, Spoon and Saturday

    31 Oct 09 at 2:54 pm

  6. i tried the borek from next door (the one that sells pizza, schnitzel, all sorts of hot food etc.) it was totally different but quite decent too. i have been eying coconut house. i might give that a go.

    Kat @ Spatula, Spoon and Saturday

    31 Oct 09 at 2:55 pm

  7. haha thats a lovely description! i just need to not start eating them… otherwise i cant stop!

    Kat @ Spatula, Spoon and Saturday

    31 Oct 09 at 2:56 pm

  8. i tried the churros as well but icant say that impressed me too much. i used to work near the market but now im not i seemed to go back more often than ever.

    Kat @ Spatula, Spoon and Saturday

    31 Oct 09 at 2:57 pm

  9. luv this food


    26 Nov 09 at 3:12 pm

  10. it’s pretty good isnt it.

    Kat @ Spatula, Spoon and Saturday

    28 Nov 09 at 10:58 am

  11. I know this post is really old, but I was just wondering whether you remember if the couscous from the salad was nice?
    I just found your blog and love it by the way! I just started uni in the city and now have a large list of places to go for lunch haha

    yes, I did. definitely enjoyed it :) -K


    17 Apr 13 at 9:08 pm

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