Oh it is a good summer indeed Gold Coasters; bulk salt water sessions with the crew, followed by frosty beverages, rinse and repeat. What more could we want?
How about a sweet little popup venue by the name of Fez, serving up epic eats, more frostybeverages and fresh doughnuts, right across the road from the ocean in our beloved Burleigh? Yep.
Believe it friends, Fez is here and it is exactly what we needed to round out a summer of good times.
Created by three local lads, Shane Graham, Nick James and Rob Morwood, Fez popped up just before Christmas breathing new life into the Old Burleigh Theatre Arcade and creating a space for us to stroll in from the beach, fill our bellies (or grab and go should that be preferable) and roll on out. Perfect.
As mentioned the eats are very good and though the menu is small in appearance, it is mighty in flavour-packed goodness.
Think fresh pitas or salad bowls in falafel, fried chicken or charcoal lamb varieties with Israeli salad and hummus and a choice of lemon and garlic tahini, Tzatziki, aioli or Harissa and side like fries (with some kind of magical seasoning), fried chicken and aioli, hummus bowls with fresh pita and falafels.
Taste sensations the lot of them.
The crew have also created a selection of iced teas in flavours such as lime + mint, pineapple + peach and pomegranate + cranberry (add vodka or Bacardi if you please) and there’s milkshakes, beers and wines on offer too.
For dessert (and yes, you must) there are FRESH $1 doughnuts that are both soft and crispy and absolute perfection. We may have eaten four without stopping to breathe.
At the moment Fez is a popup but the future is flexible for the boys and the space, so fingers crossed they stick around for awhile.
If you’re in the Burleigh area and keen for a quick, five-star feast, Fez is your new best mate.
Oh and they also opened Easy Tiger next door for grab and go breakfast treats plus boutique coffee by Sydney’s Sample Coffee. Two newbies in one, how good.
LOCATION: Fez is open daily from 11.30am until 8.30pm and Easy Tiger is daily open from 5am until 1pm
HOURS: Old Burleigh Theatre Arcade, Goodwin Tce, Burleigh Heads
Words and photos by Kirra Smith