Weird name for a cafe isn’t it, Mart 130? Spell it backwards and it makes more sense: Tram stop no. 130. Situated at a tram stop, I envy the people who get on and off at this stop!
This cute little cafe is well known for their corn fritters. I’ve even attempted to recreate them at home, having never actually tried the famous fritters. So on the way back from Costco one Saturday morning, and not stopping at the Costco cafe for the obligatory pork dog, I had one place and one dish on my mind. Would my home cooking be as good as Mart 130’s, and would I be put off making them at home for forever?
We luckily scored a table inside near the heater on the cold wintery day. Since this was my first brunch out in ages, I requested my standard brunch drink; chai latte. Hamsley got a freshly squeezed OJ, nice to see fresh juice on the menu instead of bottled stuff.
mart toastie: chicken toasted pide: poached chicken breast, bacon, swiss cheese and caramelised onion with homemade barbecue sauce – $12.90
Hamsley was tossing up between 3 items on the menu but eventually chose the pide. Whilst he said it was nice, he did mention that there should have been more chicken in there than the small sliver they had given him.
oven roasted corn fritters with grilled bacon, tomato relish, sour cream and coriander $17.90
Behold… the famous fritters. And yes, they were good, but I can say… mine are just as good! Hamsley even said mine were better :O Good to know I can make cafe quality food at home… now to just get a nicer home to have my friends over for brunch instead.
A cute litte spot, service was friendly and the atmosphere was great, even on a cold day.
Be aware, they only accept cash, there are no card facilities on site.