Oasis, Fairfield

MELBOURNE | I enjoyed a Lebanese breakfast the other day at Oasis Fairfield. It’s a favourite that I’ve been meaning to get back to for a while, and I’m glad that I did. The Makool family started Oasis in Murrumbeena over 20 years ago, and the Fairfield location, which opened a few years ago, continues and expands upon that tradition.

There’s the cafe, offering things like shawarmas and falafel, Lebanese BBQ and Lebanese pizzas, and breakfast classic with a Lebanese twist, and there’s the retail section, featuring house made products like dips and salads, ready to eat meals Lebanese pizzas, nuts, and spices. I’m particularly fond of their huge selection of spices. You can bet I stocked up when I was there.

To eat, I enjoyed two of the classics. Shakshouka – baked eggs, crumbled feta, maras chilli, and toasted Turkish bread, and lamb shawarma with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickled cabbage, tahini, and halloumi. Both ace.

As I walked out, satisfied with my breakfast, I took a final glance at the pastry cabinet and couldn’t resist. There’s a variety of sweet treats on offer like baklava, and the Oasis take on a Wagon Wheel. I picked up a Wagon Wheel to enjoy later on that day. 10 minutes later it was gone.


92-96 Station Street
Victoria 3078

Telephone: (03) 9489 6399
E-mail: [email protected]

Sun – Thu: 9:00am to 7:00pm
Fri – Sat: 9:00am to 8:00pm


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Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


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