Rear, 280 Carlisle Street Balaclava, Victoria 318303 9593 8280
|Opening hours||Sun-Thurs 6.30am-6pm,Fri-Sat 6.30am-10pm|
|Features||Vegetarian friendly, Gluten-free options|
|Prices||Moderate (mains $20-$40)|
|Payments||eftpos, Mastercard, Visa|
A trip to the Wall is like reconnecting with an old friend: warm, familiar and utterly dependable. For nearly two decades this grungy cafe with its graffiti art, street-side seating and dim lighting has stood as a beacon of great coffee and even greater comfort food. Pides are the choice selection with such tried-and-tested combinations as spicy debreciner sausage, chunky tomato relish and rocket; or smoky chicken, avocado, lemony aioli and crunchy lettuce. Sardines on toast, baked beans with feta and chorizo, and lively baked eggs with black beans and a refreshing sweetcorn salsa straddle the breakfast–lunch divide with ease.