Fez Cafe

23 November, 2011

83 Walcott St, Mt Lawley
Breakfast served daily 7am – 11.45am

It’s been a long time since my sister and I have been out to breakfast together so we decided to make a Sunday breakfast date at Fez Cafe. The reason we chose Fez was because it was close to home and they had gluten free bread on the menu.

It was quite busy when we arrived but we managed to get a table. The young waitress brought us over water and menus straight away. We were left to look over the menu but when we were ready to order we gestured to the same waitress who acknowledged us. Sarah and I kept talking and then we realised she hadn’t come over yet. It seemed her job was to just seat people and polish cutlery. Whilst she was polishing cutlery I gestured again and it was then apparent there was one person who was taking orders and she was the only person who could do so. Sarah and I thought this was a pretty inefficient way of running things considering the other waitress could have easily taken our order instead of polishing cutlery.

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.

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  • Reply Katy 24 November, 2011 at 12:28 am

    >That tomato, avocado, spinach and herb feta combo sounds awesome…

  • Reply Chompchomp 24 November, 2011 at 8:58 am

    >Food For Me in Victoria Park also do a tomato, avo, spinach and herb fetta combo with eggs. Its delicio! They also have gluten free bread – you both should try!

  • Reply Anonymous 25 November, 2011 at 6:18 am

    >The staff member polishing cutlery was probably new and didn't want to stuff up your order.

  • Reply Liz @ Breakfast In Perth 25 November, 2011 at 9:00 am

    >Food Solutions – thanks!

    Katy – my sister said it was delicious! I had food envy!

    Chomp – So many people tell me to go there but I haven't had a chance! It's defo on my list.

    Anon – possibly but customers don't know that. :) It was a minor observation anyway. The food came out quick and it was delicious. That's the main thing. Thanks for reading!

  • Reply Mark Benson 10 January, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    >The Fez cafe in this benevolent Australian city is one amazing food provider for pampering your taste buds. A cheap flights to Perth will take you to this fabulous eat out and also give you the chance to explore the tremendous attractions the city is home to.

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