Fez is a city in Morocco, a type of hat – and a very good café in Mount Lawley.
You can choose between pavement seating with a view of the passing parade or going inside, which has a sophisticated feel with its dark colour scheme.
The harira soup ($13) is a filling, healthy, and budget-friendly choice. The tomato, lentil, and chickpea soup comes in an earthenware pot accompanied by quality white toast. If you'd like to cook it at home, there's a recipe here.
Traditionally, this soup is eaten in Morocco to break the daytime fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan – or on special occasions like for breakfast for the happy couple the first day after a marriage.
I also sampled the chicken burger, which would have been my first choice from the lunch menu if I hadn't been trying to be healthy. That, too, hit the mark with a good-sized chunk of chicken, avocado, and caramelised onions. It came served with chips and a delicious home-made lemon mayo.
According to its website, Fez is influenced not only by Moroccan food but also by Mediterranean, Continental, and French cuisine. It is open for breakfast and lunch.