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Sly Fox Community Market is back this weekend—with a flea market

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Sly Fox Coffee has been a local legend of the Inner North for over a decade.

A pop-up café where coffee and sometimes pancakes are served beside an otherwise unremarkable section of bike path in O’Connor, Sly Fox built its reputation on friendly service from Founder Patrick Dillon, its resident pugs and unique business model.

Branching out into events eight years ago gave Patrick a chance to bring even more life to the bike path and the Sly Fox Community Market was born.

This weekend will see the Market come once more to the bike path, with community connection and celebration of local small business always the aim for Patrick.

“We’ve been throwing these markets for around eight years, and we’ve done about 16 of them so far—it’s been a wild ride watching our market grow and evolve,” says Patrick. “And guess what? Every single market is like its own special chapter—full of energy and adventures. Even though we’re not hitting some major number this time, each market’s a chance to hang with the community and cook up some unforgettable memories.”


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Taking place this Saturday 9 September from 10 am until 3.30 pm on the bike path between MacArthur Avenue and David Street in O’Connor (GoogleMaps pin here), Patrick is looking forward to another market full of unique offerings.

“It’s like a whole experience tailored for everyone,” he says. “Imagine diving into this awesome vibe with all sorts of local stuff like handmade goods, quirky crafts, cool art, and seriously yummy food. We’re talking about celebrating our local flair in a big way—finding unique treasures and indulging in mouthwatering treats. Families can totally wander around the stalls, chill out in the fresh air, and have a blast making new connections.”

“Meeting old friends, catching up with buddies we’ve known for years, and seeing the excitement on people’s faces as they browse stalls and taste on amazing food—it’s just heartwarming. Those connections and the good vibes are what make all the hustle totally worth it.”


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Those wanting to take part as more than just a customer can still apply too.

“If you’re interested in having a stall just shoot us an email at with the details of your stall—there are still plenty of spaces available,” says Patrick. “We want to make sure we’ve got a mix of cool things for everyone, so we’ll take a look and give you the thumbs up. And you won’t believe it, but grabbing a spot won’t break the bank—it’s only $40 for a stall.”

Got pre-loved goodies looking for a new home? There will also be a Flea Market area, where people are able to showcase second-hand goods for sale.

“Our flea market is perfect if you’re itching to get rid of your own second-hand stuff. No need to wait for approval, just show up on the day, grab a spot, and pay $10. It’s the ideal way to clear out your stash and give your pre-loved goodies a new home, all while soaking up the buzz of the market.”


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Naturally, coffee will be on offer, as well as delicious eats made on-site.

“Get ready for some seriously yummy halloumi burgers, classic bacon and egg rolls, juicy sausages, crunchy hard shell tacos, and a kickin’ Indian fritter spot—we’re also giving a couple of local kid-preneurs a chance to shine with their homemade cookie stands. We’re all about delivering a taste adventure for everyone.”

For those whose Sly Fox highlight is Patrick’s pugs might also be in for a treat too.

“Keep your eyes peeled—there might just be a surprise appearance by Pudding,” says Patrick. “It’s going be a blast! Ride your bike or walk if you can and please park legally.”


What: Sly Fox Community Market
When: Saturday 9 September from 10 am – 3.30 pm
Where: The bike path between MacArthur Avenue and David Street in O’Connor. GoogleMaps pin here.
More information: via Facebook


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