Southport’s swanky Ferry Road Markets is the kinda place you might find yourself feeling underdressed if you’re just stopping in for groceries. But there are many reasons locals adore this one-stop shopping destination. Our go-to for coffee and cake is the little bit posh but oh-so welcoming cafe, Providore. Good luck resisting display cabinets beckoning with fanciful slices, tarts, cupcakes, pastries and whole grab-and-go designer cakes. Do as the regulars do, and savour a few hours with a Supreme Roasters cuppa in one hand and the weekend paper in the other.
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