If I had to sum up the food at Mt Lawley’s Fez café I would say, simple wholesome food done well. Anthony and I had The Fez café on our foodie list for a while now and after trying their pancakes, I am glad we did.
As we entered the café I immediately got a sense of what this family owned café is all about. The décor was a mixture of colourfully eclectic pieces. One side of the café has a large mural of an eagle being painted over a bright green wall. It wasn’t finished yet but it still looked really impressive. It was also great to see that they used a young local artist.
For our breakfast we ordered Corned Beef Hash – mixed potatoes, herbs, onions & garlic, kale, house pickles, fried eggs and horse radish cream $22 and Buttermilk Pancakes – berry compote, mascarpone and maple syrup $18 . The Corned Beef Hash was a perfect hearty option for the cold winters morning. Anthony loved how they kept the flavours on the corn beef simple. It was nice n’ salty and cooked perfectly. The mixed potatoes and salty corned beef married well with his oozy runny fried eggs. It was definitely a comfort food dish. My buttermilk pancakes consisted of three golden pancakes with a side of berry compote, maple syrup and mascarpone. This unassuming plate of pancakes turned out to be an absolute delight! The pancakes were light and fluffy as well as being scrumptiously crispy on edges. I wanted the cooks recipe because my buttermilk pancakes never comes out like that! I generously dolloped the berry compote and mascaparone all over my pancakes. I loved the tartness of compote along with the creaminess of the mascarpone. Deeelish!
After we finished our breakfast we definitely wanted to take home some of their sweet treats we had seen earlier. Placed on one of their cabinets opposite the main counter was a huge mouth-watering Snickers cake annnnd a tray of fresh doughnuts that had just been delivered by Got Milk Donuts. We ended up ordering a slice of Snickers cake and three donuts (one of each flavour) to take home. If you are a fan of Snickers bars you will love this cake! This was also the first time we had tried Got Milk Donuts and it won’t be our last! These doughnuts were golden brown, lightly crispy on the outside and soft n’ fluffy inside. My favourite was the luscious Vanilla Brulee.
We’d definitely be back to eat at The Fez café. We enjoyed the meals and loved the sweet treat selection! Big thumbs up!