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Before I go to Melbourne, I received quite a few suggestions on restaurants and eateries that should visit from friends and blog readers alike. Among all the suggestions, the one place that I was pestered to visit over and over again by Jessica was MART 130.

“You must go to MART 130, they serve the best breakfast!”
“If you don’t go there, I will kill you!”
“Take a taxi, take tram, take whatever, just get yourself there!”

MART130 with Zehan and Mellissa
MART 130, Zehan & Mell

So on the 2nd to the last day at Melbourne, Mell, Zehan, and I took the 96 St. Kilda tram to MART 130 after stopping by the city early to buy the tickets for Wicked the musical (which was very awesome and worth every penny of the $85 ticket.)

MART 130 is actually a reverse anagram of TRAM 130, which is only apt because the restaurant is converted from an old tram stop. Which also means that getting there is a short 20 minute ride and you don’t actually have to walk more than a few stops after getting off the tram.

KY and Mellissa at MART130, Melbourne
flat white & latte, ham hock and cannellini beans

The restaurant is busy but relaxing, old but clean, and simple but sophisticated. Furniture consists of well maintained old wooden chairs and tables, with most diners seated at the semi alfresco area on the side not facing the track. Whole side of the wall is made up of transparent plastic that can be reeled up when the weather cooperates.

Mell ordered a glass of flat white and while I asked for latte (apparently they are basically the same except that flat whites have a slightly higher caffeine content.). The coffee arrived in a very aesthetically pleasing form that is well in line with the great taste. Now why can’t our local baristas do that too?

MART130 at Melbourne
Zehan with her french toast, Mell’s scrambled egg and Portobello mushroom

After much deliberation, we ordered 3 breakfast from different category in order to have a bit of variety. I asked for the Ham Hock and Cannellini Beans since there’s pork in the ham, of course. Mell ordered Scrambled Eggs and Portobello Mushroom, while it’s the French Toast with Orange Syrup for Zehan.

The ham hock and Cannellini beans ($15.9) came with organic sourdough toast with crumbled goat’s cheese, I’m normally not a very big bean person, but this was very tasty and wholesome. The sourdough toast fresh and very delicious too.

MART 130
Mellissa and the friendly owner

The other two sets were, in some ways, even better than what I had since they provide a slightly more varied ingredients. The scrambled eggs ($9.9) were done to perfection, with spinach, mushrooms, and fetta cheese (add $3). You can also have grilled bacon, goat’s cheese, and sausages (add $4)

Zehan’s French toast ($15.9) was pretty interesting, the mixture of orange syrup, with organic brioche and pistachio mascarpone (I didn’t know this is yet another type of cheese) was very delicious, according to the eccentric girl.

map to MART 130
MART 130 is at tram stop number 130 on 96 St. Kilda line

Over all it was a very good breakfast experience and certainly a place I wish to visit again. The prices might seem a little high (for Malaysian standard anyway,) but the ambiance was very good, quality of food excellent (organic & free range), and above all, it tasted great.

The place is opened from 7:30 to 4pm everyday, so you don’t even really have to wake up that early to enjoy their breakfast.

107A Canterbury Road,
Middle Park 3206,
Melbourne, Australia

GPS: -37.850103, 144.965608
Tel: 03-9690 8831

Discuss : KY eats – breakfast at MART 130, Melbourne

  1. Dude you ordered beans on toast 0_o

  2. That was one of the places I was told to go as well. It was worth it right?

  3. Myhorng

    by looking at the place on the picture album itself i feel the good stuff they serve there.

  4. ShaolinTiger,
    Hehehe, why not? πŸ˜›

    Ira L,
    Ya it was absolutely worth it. πŸ˜€

    Fantastic! πŸ˜€

  5. Suertes

    I think this place is pretty new – don’t recall seeing it there when I went past on the line. In my experience, decent meals cost around 9-15 bucks thereabouts. Mascarpone is the basic ingredient for tiramisu – care to manufacture some (tiramisu) for a project soon?

  6. Suertes,
    Did you just revealed your age? πŸ˜›

  7. Mellissa

    Heard about MART130 for ages, but never got the chance to go. Yay, we must go again in August! πŸ™‚

  8. Oh, the French Toast looks awesome. Lots of stuff on top. πŸ™‚

  9. Mellissa,
    Yaa nom nom nom, lets go!

    Huai Bin,
    Everything was just very delicious! πŸ˜€

  10. U r borned to be a lucky man lar..everytime also got leng lui as ur companion πŸ˜›

  11. zomfgwtfbbq

    That’s pretty good coffee there (or at least it looks the part). Hope you enjoy kangarooland KY.

  12. i feel like trying the orange syrup french toast hahaha look pretty yummy

  13. Satisfyingtummy,
    Yess I agree! πŸ˜€

    Oh yah the coffee was excellent!

    Make it happen, go there only, pinky! πŸ˜€

  14. Zehan looks really very eccentric. haha

  15. that stuff looks soooooo good. now i’ve got a french toast craving. shitadilly.

  16. Jade Zheng,

    Hahahhaa sucks to be you now! πŸ˜›

  17. -_-‘

    but yes, my french toast was very yummy thank u vmushhh! and wah, the amount of hits i got after this post is alarming. i should promote myself here more often.


  18. Mellissa

    Ze: Don’t you just love the KYspeaks pimping factor? πŸ˜› Psshhhh get your ass off Xanga pls.

  19. zehan,
    Hahahaha alarming? :S

    Wah got such factor? @.@

  20. so cool to even be able to have breakfast at 3.59pm! Lol

  21. Yiling,
    Since we know none of us can wake up that early for breakfast anyway. lol

  22. KY,

    Care to share what are some of the places your readers recommended on Melbourne? I used to live in Melbourne for 5 years and know some good places too.



  23. Aaron,
    There are a few more places that I will be posting soon too. πŸ˜€

  24. Amanda H.

    Latte and flatwhite have the same amount of espresso, the difference is that latte has more milk and foam, while “flat-white”, as the name sounds, have less milk and thinner foam.

  25. Amanda H.
    Thank you for the explanation. I do notice that flat white is quite unique in Australia πŸ™‚

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