Mart 130 (Tram spelt backwards @ stop 130) is a small cafe located on the Middle Park Train station platform. It’s a bit hidden if you’re unsure where to go, with minimal signage to lead you to the entrance directly on the platform.
ATMOSPHERE & SERVICE
Walking in this train station has been transformed into the cute little cafe you now see. With a small indoor section, plus a good sized outdoor area with stunning views, there is ample seating to cater for the constant flow of people coming through the cafe.
The space is cosy with rustic wooden floor boards, white wooden walls, and antique decor scattered throughout. Distressed wooden tables and bar stools also fill the space and a gorgeous indoor fireplace sits in the corner.
The service was unfortunately a left down from the waitress who looked after us. Once seated, we were pretty much forgotten about, which seemed the case for most tables around us. Although both French waitresses didn’t seem to forget about their friend sitting next to us as they struck up lengthy conversations every time they walked by.
The menu covers all your favourite brekky dishes, freshly squeezed juices and delicious coffees. I’ve been on a bit of a tea faze at the moment and decided to switch up my Piccolo for a Peppermint tea, perfect for these chilly Melbourne mornings. With my tea, I also ordered the ‘Winter Glow’ juice with cucumber, spinach, apple and ginger.
For food, I ordered the ‘Bircher Muesli’ topped with granola & poached fruits. This is listed as their ‘famous’ Bircher, and although simple, it was quite tasty with crunchy granola and your choice of either poached or fresh fruit.
Overall, while the food was tasty and the atmosphere was beautiful, the service was a let down, which has left me not wanting to come back in a hurry. There are so many other cafes in Melbourne that go above and beyond to make you feel welcomed and unfortunately we did not receive this experience this time around.