Street Food Cartel
Unless you work along Scottsdale Drive in Varsity Lakes, Street Food Cartel requires a little sleuthing. Hidden from plain sight among the factories, eagle-eyed folk will spy a striking matte-black industrial building with a couple of Harley Davidson motorcycles parked out the front. Those who venture through the roller doors will be greeted with eye-popping murals of flying eyeballs shooting lasers, classic rock posters, a lowrider bicycle suspended from the ceiling and an actual (useable) quarter pipe smack bang in the middle. Street Food Cartel is the brainchild of Hardi Ellaz, who also owns The Oak in Mudgeeraba and the roving restaurant that rolls into Burleigh Brewing every weekend to feed the hungry hoards. Envisioned as an extension of the food truck, Street Food Cartel’s mission is to deliver a mouth-watering range of international street eats rather than say, just Mexican or just burgers. Instead, Street Food Cartel offers a variety of global cuisine including traditional felafels made from Hardi’s dad’s recipe, soft-shell tacos topped with avocado salsa and chipotle and traditional Greek yiros, to name a few. Do yourself a favour, try the Loaded C.P.S, because life’s too short to pass up thrice-cooked potato.