Mosa Cafe, SW6 7EJ
- 100 Dawes Road, SW6 7EJ
- 7amÂ6pm Tue-Fri; 8amÂ8pm Sat; 8amÂ4pm Sun
A cafe in Fulham, also sometimes known as Mosaic Cafe.
They have a great range of fry-ups with quality products (even the sausages). They do burgers and things, mostly homemade, very tasty. James usually orders something custom, usually involving onions and gravy, and they're happy to prepare it.
Coffee here is fairly good, guglielmo stuff.
The owners are Moroccan and despite all the normal café food being excellent, the real stars are the tagines, including one with excellent quality merguez.
Mosa used to have some beautifully-tiled tables and cast iron chairs, as can be seen from some of the photographs on their website, but unfortunately these have been replaced with boring formica tables and regular chairs photo. Apparently it's environmental health's fault.
Note that they are closed on Mondays, and open every other day. They have recently (mid-2009) taken to opening in the evenings with a three course menu; but the opening schedule is irregular, so it's best to call ahead of time.
James eats here regularly and was privileged to be among the people invited to the first evening opening in June 2009. Starter was a plate of really excellent mezze (hummus, baba ganoush, homemade flatbread, stuffed vine leaves, and a little feta salad). The vine leaves are the best I have ever had, anywhere and all of the rest was extremely good. Main courses were tagines, with a choice of three. I picked kofte tagine, and Peter picked lamb tagine. These were excellent as usual, and served with truly amazing homemade bread topped with sesame seeds. Dessert was Moroccan fruit salad (like normal fruit salad, but with a bias towards tropical fruit). Second dessert was a selection of baklawa and was served with mint tea (sweetened to perfection). We didn't stay for Turkish coffee as it was quite late. All in all, £20 a head, bargain. It's also BYOB, with corkage free if the owner is working, or £1 per person if the usual waitress is working.