Martha Ray's

Martha Ray's

7:30am - 3:30pm
85 Brunswick Street Fitzroy

Martha Ray’s cafe keeps things pretty low-key. The single page menu lists all-day food, as well as Costa Noosa coffee, Storm in a Teacup tea, and flavour-of-the-month Jarritos sodas.

Co-owner and chef Pablo Britton's (ex-MoVida and Rockpool) menu options include a breakfast roll filled with omelette, bacon and tomato pickle, black pudding and New England-style corn chowder.

There are also some excellent sandwiches – the pork belly with cabbage and apple slaw is apparently trotting out the door, and they have garnered a lot of attention for their Reuben. All of the meat at Martha Ray’s is organic and fruit and vegetables are purchased fresh from the market. There are also some vegetarian options.

Fellow co-owner, Vince Conboy is responsible for the cafe's smart look, which is understated without being unwelcoming and makes the most of the tiny space available.

The order of the day at Martha Ray’s is most definitely quality over quantity.