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.
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