Monday, 25 February 2013

Mart 130

107 Canterbury Road
Middle Park, VIC 3206
03 9690 8831
Selly, Angelika, Sandy and Vincent
A second post in 2013 and its BRUNCH again... And now you know how much I love this meal of the day. MART is a very famous restaurant known for its strategic location and great breakfast. Actually, this was not the first time I went to Mart, in fact, this place was the one that introduced me to Brunch in 2010. No matter how many times I've been to this place, I always feel amaze looking at this place as soon as I step out from the tram.  

This is the inside area and look how homey it is! 
That sign above the door tells us exactly that we are at HOME <3

Vincent had a flat white and he said its pretty good without further explanation, hmmmm..
Flat White - $3.5
I, on the other hand, felt that I need something cold so I had an iced chai. The drink was weak but its all good with the sweetness of the ice cream.
Iced Chai - $5
I ordered the special menu on board which was basically egg benedict comes with spinach and thick istra ham. Everything else was good except the bread, it was over-toasted and came out really tough. 
Mart Benedict - $18.5
Selly and Vincent went for Mart Eggs #2 which a lot similar with mine but it came with avocado and bacon instead. The problem was the same too its the bread and they found something a bit sour which might be from avocado. 
Mart Eggs #2 - $18.5
Sandy ordered Mart Eggs #4 which a bit different because it had smoked salmon and dill-caper salsa instead of hollandaise. He was disappointed with the poached eggs as they're overcooked and not runny at all when he cut them. 
Mart Eggs #4 - $18.5
As I suggested Angelika had the famous Mart corn fritter with grilled bacon, tomato relish and sour cream. She said its really delicious and there I know she was pleased with her choice. This dish might look okay in the picture but in real the serving's huge that she couldn't finish the last stack. 
Most Recommended!
Mart Corn Fritter Stack - $18.5
The service was really good, we were friendly welcomed and asked for orders by the same guy whom I think might be the owner. He smiled at us and made quite some jokes. 


Coming back? Yess, I would forgive the bread and egg for this cute little spot and this is such a nice place to visit with someone outside Melbourne. 

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Friday, 22 February 2013

Breakfast Thieves

Shop 1, 420 Gore Street
Fitzroy, VIC 3065
03 94164884

First post in 2013 and its BRUNCH!
This place had been on my wishlist for almost a year so i said yes straight away when my friend texted me to join at 1am. Well I don't know what're they thinking in the middle of the night but I'm all in :)
Its hard to find a place especially when you have the wrong address. Yes thats what happened to us, we're looking for number 240 for quite some time until we realised it should be 420. In fact the place was really close to the tram stop... 

We got there around 12pm and there were no one sitting inside so we're free to choose our table. However, not long after we ordered, the place started to get busy. 

From the top left Elly, Me (in stripes), Nadia and Christine.  
++ Breakfast Thieves serves breakfast all day and lunch starting from 11.30 am. 

I wish I have this kind of shelf at home. 
I love this conclusion which tells us that its good to eat chocolate!
I wanted to order the Breakfast Chain at first as so many people talked about it but this tongue of mine craved for bacon and egg. I don't have a soft spot for this kind of bread roll yet I like this ciabata because it was crunchy and not tough at all. Moreover, the tomato relish was deliciously sweet to balance the saltiness of Jack's reserve cheddar and John Harbour bacon. I also ordered garlic mixed mushrooms and didn't mind at all paying an extra $3.5 because it was so good.
THIEVES ON THE RUN - $11.5 and Garlic Mixed Mushrooms - $3.5
Elly went for this crisp sweet corn & goat's fetta fritters dish. She was extremely pleased with her plate and I know why after I had one bite of this amazing fritters. Not only the taste but the presentation of this dish is also beautiful. Highly recommended! 
Rido's baked eggs was a bit so so. No complaint about the garlic toast but the dish in the red bowl was a bit disappointing for him. I had a taste and I think a stronger flavour would definitely lift up this dish. Another opinion was it might be because its vegetarian.
Unlike the others, Nadia decided to try the lunch menu. Every component in her dish was cooked perfectly, crispy enoki and the "char siew". The downside was only that there were too much fat for barbecued pork.
I didn't get to order coffee because this stomach still needs to adapt with Melbourne's portion.
(FYI I just got back from Indonesia)

Food : 4     Service : 5

Coming back? I will so I can get myself a plate of fritters or the toasted soldiers.

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