We've been getting hot tips from all over the place about the wonders of the mushroom burgers on offer at Prahran Market each Saturday. Claire and Tresna both tweeted us about them, and Toby spotted them on one of his regular Market Lane jaunts and told us to try them out. So we finally did.
Getting across town before eating properly always makes me a bit grumpy, but these burgers had enough going for them to overcome my hangriness and make me happy - the massive portabello mushroom patties are barbecued to perfection, dabbed with herb butter, covered with onion and parmesan cheese and stuck on a Dench bun with a healthy dollop of chipotle mayo. They're made to order while you watch and only cost $8 - cheaper than Beatbox and even more delicious. Be warned though - there's no way to eat them without making a mess!
They're an excellent reason to visit the Prahran Markets - while you're there grab an excellent coffee from Market Lane, some vegan cupcakes at Mister Nice Guy and lots of fancy and expensive produce (although our highlight from our only blogged visit, Monsieur Truffe, has gone onto bigger and better things and is no longer there).
Prahran Market, 163 Commercial Road, Prahran
(burgers are Saturdays only)
mushroom burgers $8
(we didn't even look at the rest of the food options!)
Accessibility: The mushroom stall is set up outside the cafe and is readily accessible - ordering and payment happen at a lowish counter and there are tables and benches around to eat at.