Mushroom Mania Part II – Mushroom Burgers

Continuing with our quest to find the best Mushroom dish, Mr Bao and I decided that amazing mushroom dishes don’t need to be from fancy restaurants and that’s why we decided to do a review of something more casual and that’s mushroom burgers!

Market Lane Coffee

First stop Market Lane Coffee, I know it may seem a little strange, why would we go to a coffee-only cafe for a mushroom burger? Now here’s a little secret I’d like to share with My Dearest Readers, and that is every Saturday at the Prahran store Bob Hart’s team will be serving up their famous Mushroom burgers!

Mushroom Burgers @ Market Lane Prahran

Mushroom Burgers @ Market Lane Prahran

For those who don’t know Bob, he’s a food writer and BBQ Expert who found his love for it when he lived in America. He has written a book ‘Heat and Smoke’ sharing all his best recipes and coincidentally, Mr Bao actually bough a copy without knowing that it was the recipe used here at Market Lane Coffee ~

Market Lane1

These mushrooms burgers are very popular so be warned my Dearies and go early and line up 🙂 When we got there, there was only 6 burgers left and I failed and forgot to bring enough cash so we only got one burger to share >_< I don’t do sharing very well!

Mushroom Burger $9

Mushroom Burger $9

Here it is! Bob Hart’s Mushroom Burger 😀 Between a delicious Dench bakery bun is a gigantic Portobello mushroom, grated onion, herbed butter, homemade Chipotle and topped with parmesan cheese! That’s it! It’s so simple but utterly amazing!


Even my carnivore boyfriend Mr Bao loves this burger, not sure if it’s because of the cheese and chipotle but it has a kind of meaty taste and the Portobello mushroom is huge and which is great because it doesn’t shrink 🙂

Latte $4.80

Latte $4.80

Really wished we didn’t have to share the burger…oh wells will just need to come back next time. At least we didn’t need to share the coffee 😛 Market Lane Coffee is very particular with the coffee that they serve, they don’t have skim milk or do mocha but they do coffees really well. It always has a good blend between the coffee flavour and also the creme. Definitely one of my favourite places for coffee in Melbourne ~

Flat White $4.8

Flat White $4.8

Mr Bao ordered his favourite Magic but they actually don’t serve it here, but their Flat White is quite similar and enjoyed it.

Market Lane Coffee on Urbanspoon

Beat Box Kitchen

Beat Box Kitchen

Now moving on to another great place for a Mushroom Burger and that is the food truck Beatbox Kitchen, the truck goes around many suburbs in Melbourne but on most Wednesday the truck will be at Ruckers Hill in Northcote 🙂

Beat Box Menu

The menu is really simple, 2 burgers, fries and drinks ~ they have the Shroom burger and their Raph Burger a 170g beef burger which happens to be Mr Bao’s favourite.

Shroom Burger $10

Shroom Burger $10

Wish I went during the day and could take a better photo 😦 My apologies for the quality of the photo. This burger is a little different, the bun is soft and fluffy, still used portobello mushroom, melted cheese, red onions, tomato, lettuce and tangy mayo.


This Shroom burger doesn’t feel as healthy as the one at Market Lane 😛 But I think because of the melted cheese it’s super tasty! What a great substitute and option of vegetarians and would highly recommend you trying!

Fries with tangy mayo and spicy tomato relish

Fries with tangy mayo and spicy tomato relish $5

We never leave without getting the Raph burger but I couldn’t take a good photo of it >_< But please take my word for it! It’s juicy, yum and definitely with trying! We also ordered some fries and chose the tangy mayo and spicy tomato relish. I really like these fries because it’s not greasy and deep fried thoroughly. The tangy mayo is also addictive, while Mr Bao liked the spicy tomato relish more and he like the sourness ~

Beatbox Kitchen on Urbanspoon
I know you probably want me to know which one burger is better, but it’s really hard for me to pick as they’re actually quite different. Both equally good and I’m sure it’s gotta be healthier than burgers with a meat patty 😀

Remember the power of mushrooms:
– Mushrooms are a superfood – low in kilojules, high in bioactive compounds, antioxidants, nutrient-rich, flavour-rich, convenient and affordable.
– Mushrooms are not a plant and neither a fruit or vegetable, they have their own biological kingdom
– Mushrooms have a natural savoury flavour, which acts as a flavour enhancer like salt or MSG
– A serve of mushrooms provide over 20% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin B and also contains vitamin B12
– You don’t need to sit in the sun to get vitamin D because Mushrooms naturally contain vitamin D ~
– Research suggest women who eat 10g mushrooms or more daily has a 50-69% lower risk of getting breast cancer compared to those who don’t
– Last but not least it’s very affordable 100 grams (three button mushrooms or one flat mushroom) is less than $1 a serve

For more information please visit the Power of Mushroom website.

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Now don’t forget the Mushroom Mania competition is still on! And it’s super easy to enter Simply try a mushroom dish, share it through:

Instagram – follow @powerofmushrooms, post photo and hashtag it with the name of the restaurant (#establishment), state (#state), #mushroommania
Twitter – follow @Mighty_Mushroom, post your photo and hashtag it with the name of the restaurant (#establishment), state (#state), #mushroommania
Email – email your photo to, state ‘Mushroom Mania’ as your email subject line, include full name, phone number and delivery address don’t forget the restaurant name and state 😀
Competition opens 9am 1st July and runs until 11.59pm 31st July 2013.
For more information please visit their website.

Good luck everyone! And hope you win and get to try even more shroom dishes!

This is a sponsored post by Australia Mushroom Growers, but meal was paid for individually at Market Lane Coffee and Beatbox Kitchen all opinions are honest and based on time of visit. 


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17 thoughts on “Mushroom Mania Part II – Mushroom Burgers

  1. renxkyoko July 24, 2013 at 8:52 am Reply

    The family love mushrooms, of all sorts, fresh, canned, anything. Almost all the dishes we make at home have mushrooms in it, pastas, stews, stir fries, etc, etc, etc.

  2. Tina @ bitemeshowme July 24, 2013 at 8:55 am Reply

    Never underestimate the use of portobello mushrooms as a ‘pattie’ in a burger! Love how it somehow gets juicier the longer you cook it. Really love the sound of the one from market lane coffee. The chipotle does it for me =D

  3. hotlyspiced July 24, 2013 at 10:05 am Reply

    Great review, Daisy. I have had many situs where I arrive at places, open my wallet and there’s no cash! I blame the uni students. Yesterday I was all cashed up but then Archie needed new guitar strings – desperately! There goes half my cash. It never stops. Last week I went to the swim centre for a squad swim. My squads are pre-purchased but I have to pay 50 cents for a shower. Opened my wallet, no money. Not even 50 cents. I love the look of the first burger but then again, those fries look very good xx

  4. Keren July 24, 2013 at 12:11 pm Reply

    Hmmm, I think I’m going to have to chase Beatbox Kitchen down one evening … for the Raph and fries that is, you have no need to worry that The Sparky and I will be eating the mushrooms on you!

  5. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella July 24, 2013 at 12:36 pm Reply

    OMG I so want to make a mushroom burger for lunch today!! You’ve definitely started a craving Daisy! And I hope you’re having fun in HK! I’ve been seeing what you’re up to in instagram 🙂

  6. Sarah | The Sugar Hit July 24, 2013 at 1:17 pm Reply

    YUM – this looks awesome. I could kill a mushroom burger.

  7. Bam's Kitchen July 24, 2013 at 6:48 pm Reply

    You are right is always best. Love the little cheese topping and the kaiser rolls looks fantastic.

  8. The Hangry Bitch July 24, 2013 at 10:36 pm Reply

    I totally love the mushroom burger at Market Lane. It’s a pity they only offer it on Saturdays. Been meaning to go back but keep missing the chance!

  9. Birdy& Bambi July 25, 2013 at 1:16 am Reply

    Those look yummy- really nice blog! I caught the baking fever a couple of days ago, and have not been doing much else since:

    Love from Europa,

    Birdy and Bambi

  10. winstonthehungryexcavator July 25, 2013 at 7:12 pm Reply

    Omg I can’t believe I never ate the mushroom burger at Market Lane before. And I’m at Vic Mark ALL the time!! Can’t wait to tryyyy

  11. Ashley July 25, 2013 at 9:06 pm Reply

    Man all these mushroom pop ups! Been wanting to go to beatbox kitchen for ages but just never been able to chase them down yet…!

  12. GourmetGetaways (@GourmetGetaway) July 27, 2013 at 8:54 am Reply

    Oh that first mushroom burger looks just amazing!! I so much want to try it, very jealous at the food truck eating you guys have too.

    I wish I had time to submit a recipe to the Mushroom competition 😦 nevermind, next time 🙂

  13. msihua (@msihua) July 29, 2013 at 11:04 pm Reply

    Oh I’ve always pooh-poohed the mushroom burger there as it has no meat.. but you might just have swayed me!

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  15. Adrian Briones (@food_rehab) July 31, 2013 at 8:54 pm Reply

    Ooooh, that is mighty juicaaaaaay mushroom burger right there. I know exactly who to take there!

    Love Market lane…a great place to just chill and smell the beans

  16. Nic@diningwithastud August 2, 2013 at 3:02 pm Reply

    Zomg that burger looks so good 🙂

  17. GregG August 28, 2013 at 7:35 am Reply

    Mushrooms at the market are good but one of the guys that serves them is grumpy as! Hungover all weekend?

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