MART 130- The Steak Sanga, Bonsoy Chai Latte and Raw Lemon Cheesecake

Melbourne's urban-cool reputation is built on its scene of laneway cafes and bistros; housed within obscure locations you'd meticulously study Google Maps to find it. MART 130 Cafe is certainly one of these places.

The Steak Sanga
Formerly a tram stop and stationmaster's office, the heritage building was upcycled into a boutique cafe in the mid-2000s. In the recent four years, the cafe's current proprietor, Richard, enthusiastically polished the space into what it is today; a cafe of country-comfort with distressed wooden tables and bar-sitting that faces the openness of Albert Park. Potted plants and its diners bask in the glow of sunlight over the course of breakfast and brunch.

There is much to be excited about regarding the menu for the gluten-free and dairy-free. MART 130 sources its gluten-free bread from GoGF, which can easily replace any bready-items on the menu. As well, cheese-toppings and dairy-based sauces can be asked to be omitted from dishes. Richard and his friendly staff communicates well with the kitchen and helps you sort out GF and DF choices. An extra service which I greatly appreciate.

Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Raw truffles from Full Filled Co.
For myself, I was enticed by the Steak Sanga, Mart BLAT and the hot smoked ocean trout salad. I ordered the Steak Sanga: an open-faced toastie with grass fed scotch fillet, tomato, caramelised onion, bacon, beetroot relish, rocket and aioli. I wanted a solid meal and MART 130 delivered. It was delicious, gorgeously plated and topped generously by fresh greens; making it a balanced meal.

For dessert, I had the house brewed Chai Latte with Bonsoy and a darling little raw lemon cheesecake truffle from Full Filled Co. It was an indulgent pairing, and I loved it!

MART 130 retails GoGF bread, so you can take a loaf home after your meal. You can also pre-order other GoGF breads with MART 130. Fresh baked GoGF breads are delivered every Saturday!

MART 130 is located at 107A Canterbury Road, Middle Park, Melbourne, VIC

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Fun fact: MART is the anadrome of TRAM. (That's clever guys!)

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