This humble middle eastern joint that’s one part super food store, one part café/bakery sits on a quiet part of North Road as a culinary beacon.
It is the one stop shop for all your middle eastern needs packing in over 3,000 grocery items. You’re gonna get hungry sifting through all that stuff, so be glad there’s a source to fuel the hunger. Retaining a warehouse edge, it could be the St Ali of the outer south east. Come for goodies such as shawarma (marinated and roasted shaved lamb or chicken) in a wrap or plate, kebbeh (wheat dumplings and spices), or pastries including the lovely baked zaatar topped with herbs and sumac, cheese triangles and a filling lamb and feta pizza. No bakery would be complete without sweets, so try the ricotta and jam cigars, Lebanese doughnuts and baklava. To be enjoyed with a great brew of coffee.
Oasis Bakery… the Dutch aren’t the only ones that make orange very cool.
4 / 5 yums!
Where? 9/993 North Road, Murrumbeena, VIC
What? Around $10
Left to Right : Zaatar, Lamb and Feta Pizza, shawarma plate, shawarma wrap, sweets, coffee