If you are a serious ‘Treasure Hunter’, you’ll definitely see the word TRAM upon seeing this cafe’s name. Exactly – Mart is the reverse of Tram and its the Tram route 96, Stop 130 Middle Park. Yes, this cafe is located at a tram stop – very unique! This cafe doesn’t take bookings and you’ll need to be here early to join the queue. Based on our three visits here on a Saturday morning, it took us around 15 – 20 minutes to be seated. The wait didn’t seemed long – we were able to have Lil’ M. occupied at a play ground in Albert Park, which is just a few steps away from Mart 130.
We both had our regular coffee dosages. Mart 130 offers Genovese Coffee. We had our Flat White and Cappuccino ($3.5 each); and Babyccino ($1.5) for Lil’ M.
As usual, Ms. L. ordered Mart 130‘s signature dish, the Oven roasted corn fritters with grilled bacon, tomato relish, sour cream and coriander ($17.9). We also had a side - Mushrooms ($3.5) for Lil’ M.. This is the best corn fritters we’ve tasted so far. We had corn fritters before, at bills (Sydney) and Mojito (Prahan, to-be-posted), but none could top the combination (tomato relish and sour cream) and served by Mart 130.
As always, I went for something new and ordered one of Mart Eggs (served on sour dough toast) combination, the #2 Free range poached eggs served with grilled bacon, avocado and hollandaise ($17.9). I always requested for ‘crispier’ bacon and they were spot-on! The eggs were perfectly ‘runny’ and the combination of avocado-hollandaise sauce on sour dough was really good.
This is officially our favourite place for a good breakfast. Great coffee and best corn fritters. We will be returning here soon!Mart 130 107A Canterbury Road, Middle Park, 3206 Victoria, Australia.