Rosebery is steadily carving a name for itself as a tidy little food precinct. With locals such as Black Star Pastry, Mentmore & Morley and the Saporium complex you might think that the addition of another café in the area may feel laboured. However Raed Malas, owner of Morley Eats isn’t a rookie in the hospitality industry and knows exactly what he is getting himself in to.
“You’ve got some top notch café’s in the area, not just Rosebery, but Alexandria, Mascot, Redfern you’ve got some of the best café’s in Australia.” Malas explains.
Malas and co-owner Dorrie Krahe have already run the successful Du Liban, situated in Marrickville. A lot of the backbone of Morley eats comes from the traditional breakfast pizza (manoosh). The difference between Du Liban and Morley Eats is that traditionalism is being pushed along and extended into unexpected combinations, with some creations coming out of the pizza oven being topped with smoked salmon and egg, and wraps stuffed with scrambled eggs and mince.
It doesn’t end there for Morley Eats, with the Waffle iron being put to good use.
“It’s not just waffles, there’s a waffle range .The menu is Mediterranean inspired, but I think it has an amazing cross section.”
“We think it’s pretty special in that, people love waffles, but not only waffles, Gluten Free Waffles.” Malas beams proudly.
The range of waffles can be anything from Red Velvet to Hash Brown avocado and Matcha, and if you don’t want Waffles or Pizza for Breakfast…. You can have a number of breakfast classics like a Shakshuka to Morley’s muesli. The middle-eastern and Mediterranean makes life easy for vegans or falafel lovers alike, as you can swap out any egg for a falafel. Rest assured, Raed’s falafels are no ordinary falafels, with a home-made recipe behind them, you know what you’re going to get is special.
“When you get a good falafel, there’s nothing better than it.”
The building itself is heritage listed, with the Café’s décor reflecting a desire to keep the building’s history. The tables are all recycled timber and wrought iron chairs with patina rusted pendant lights and huge ceilings providing light to the café.
You can come check out Morley eats:
755 Botany Rd, Rosebery
(02) 8339 148 Mon–Sun 7am–3pm