The menu was interesting with a strong Moroccan and Mediterranean influence… which is of course what Fez Cafe is all about. Prices ranged from $5 for breads such as fig and fennel, raisin and walnut or banana up to $20 for the big breakfast – two eggs (fried or poached), Mondos chicken and herb chipolatas, bacon, grilled tomatoes, tuscan beans with toast. If you want scrambled eggs with this meal it is an extra $3 which I thought was a little strange. Sarah decided she was going to have the Fez Poached Eggs – grilled cherry tomatoes, avocado, spinach and herb feta on toast ($17). This is what I had my eye on! So I had to make a new choice. I was deciding between the Spanish Omelette – spicy chorizo, cheese, mint, cherry tomatoes and toast ($18) and the Eggs Benedict ($16).
There is also a Berber traditional breakfast (meatballs in rich tomato sauce, roasted capsicum, caramelised onion sauce with fried egg on top) on the menu which Sarah was trying to convince me to get but I just didn’t feel like meatballs!
I ended up choosing the Spanish Omelette and we both ordered coffees and milkshakes.
The coffees came out nice and fast and were really good. They use Five Sense beans and it was made perfectly. Great temperature with a creamy texture. The coffee had a chocolately undertone in the flavour which made me want to keep sipping more. The milkshakes could have been a bit colder. It was like drinking room temperature milk. I don’t think ice or ice cream was added.
When our meals came out I was overwhelmed by the beautiful sweet aroma of my omelette which was coming from the fresh mint sprinkled on top. The combination of the spicy chorizo with the sweet cherry tomatoes and mint was really nice and almost refreshing. The eggs was cooked well also and there was no soggy residue. The bread was very nice and I think it would have been a perfect finish to the dish to have olive oil drizzled on it instead of being given butter.
Sarah’s eggs were cooked nicely and the feta was tasty. She thought it was a bit of a weird combination with eggs, tomato, feta and avocado but it all worked together really well. The gluten free bread also got her tick of approval.
Despite the issue with trying to order we both thought our coffees and food still came out very quickly. The service was friendly but I think there needs to be more flexibility with the wait staffs “roles”. A table shouldn’t be left waiting if there is someone free to take care of them. Sarah and I both liked Fez cafe overall. The food was fantastic and it’s a good little cafe to go to for breakfast with a bit of a difference.