Overplayed perhaps, but the owner of this North Fitzroy eatery seems to have appropriated the reputation of Sienfeld’s soup nazi. Not entirely fairly in my experience, but she does run a tight ship, so don’t be put off if she’s a tad snappy.
The Moroccan Soup bar is ledgendary on the north side of the river, having been around for years. A stone’s throw from the CBD, this highly popular place doesn’t take bookings and is extremely difficult to secure a table anytime after 6.30pm. The lure of snaring a table in a place of such demand, plus the serious cheapness of the food, and the slightly unpredictable character of Madame Soup Bar makes dining here highly sought after.
Whilst the name suggests the fare is restricted to soups, the eatery offers tagines and other classic Moroccan fare, including an extremely good value ‘banquet’ for the low, low price of $18 per head. The chickpea, almond and flatbread dish is to die for (pic above).
Don’t miss out on the mint tea or coffee and sweets – even if the Madame is clearing your plates and setting your table for the next round as you nibble.
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