Moroccan Soup Bar

6:00pm - 10:00pm
183 St Georges Road Fitzroy North


no reservations
notable vegetarian options

Getting a seat at the Moroccan Soup Bar isn’t easy. Generally you’re met with a waitress writing your name on a napkin and telling you to come back in 20, 30 or 40 minutes as she rushes off to serve hungry diners. So get in early or be prepared to wait, because this is a hot favourite among locals.

Once you’ve managed to snatch a seat in this vibrant eatery, you’ll be glad you did. A sweet and refreshing glass of warm mint tea (there's no alcohol served here) will be brought to your table as your waitress provides the menu verbally, strongly suggesting the banquet ($20 per head). The dishes are strictly vegetarian and filled with traditional dips, stews and soups, but the specialty is the chickpea bake.

You’ll find a real sense of Morocco with tagines, arguileh, plates and pans hung along the walls. There’s a sense of being right in the middle of a bustling grand bazaar while feasting on these authentic North African flavours, with spices, colour and people all about the room.

But decor aside, the food is always the draw card, with locals often lining up with their own Tupperware containers or crockery for take away.