Casa Nata x Summer Night Market

Wed 20th November, 2019 – Wed 11th March, 2020
5:00pm – 10:00pm
Queen Victoria Market
Corner Queen and Therry Streets, Melbourne VIC 3000
Ahead of opening a permanent store in Thornbury in December, Melbourne's first dedicated Portuguese tart shop is popping up at the Queen Vic Market.

Ruben Bertolo and Nelson Coutinho are behind Casa Nata, a soon-to-open Thornbury cafe dedicated to authentic Portuguese tarts.

The cafe is scheduled to open in early December, but if you can't wait that long, Casa Nata is popping up for the second time at the Queen Victoria Market as part of its Summer Night Market series.

Bertolo and Coutinho make everything from scratch, so you can expect golden and crunchy pastry, and custard that's burnished black on top from time caramelising in the oven, but still gooey, soft and silky on the inside.

There are more than 130 other stalls at the buzzing after-hours event, which will also have pop-up bars and eateries, live music, a full-size beach volleyball court, and more.

The annual summer market series runs from 5pm to 10pm on Wednesday evenings from November 20, 2019 until March 11, 2020, excluding Christmas and New Year’s Day.