I really like Mart 130. Mart is situated on a tram line at stop 130 (hence the anagram – Mart) it has a quirkily decorated dining room, with a beautiful covered balcony at the back. Food is great, service is friendly. My only qualms are that it isn’t located near me and it is too popular for its own good, usually you will face a decent wait for brekky here.
On a whim, we decided to head to Mart on the Monday of the long weekend, to celebrate lovely A’s engagement. The long weekend factor was a boon, Mart was busy but not nearly as busy as usual and after a mere 5 minute wait the five of us were ensconced in the rather gorgeous square booth at the end of the balcony. It was a beautifully sunny Winter’s morning.
Breakfast options abound, with porridge, bircher, muesli, french toast, pancakes, corn fritters and loads of eggs on offer. I was tempted by the omelette of the day with chorizo, fetta, basil and pumpkin ($16.90):
This was gorgeous. Soft chunks of sweet baked pumpkin, salty fetta and spicy chorizo. Really really good.
The lovely A had the corn fritters with bacon, sour cream and coriander ($16.90), A ordered a side of avocado as well:
These babies won breakfast of the year in The Age’s cheap eats 2008 and they are still damn good. Light, crisp but not oily fritters with lashings of bacon. I definitely had food envy.
My other breakfasting companions A, R and N ordered a menagerie of egg dishes:
Coffee was good. Service was slightly confused at times (although I just think one of the waitresses was new) but it was an altogether pleasing breakfast. My tip is try to go early to avoid the crowds… but in any event, Mart is definitely worth the wait!
107A Canterbury Road, Middle Park
Ph: (03) 9690 8831