I'm always on the lookout for great new coffee places and while driving around my local area I caught sight of Saba Artisan Bakery located in Bardon off the Boundary Rd roundabout. This is a great location for locals who can walk to the cafe and avoid the issue of parking which can be a little tricky in this area particularly with the school up the hill.
The cafe has seating out the front although with the roundabout so close I opted for inside which is small but air-conditioned. There is also a very nice looking side courtyard. The inside of the cafe is a chic mix of black white and orange as the accent colour with an orange coffee machine, orange tiles and orange cups and saucers. The result is a fresh yet sophisticated feel.
By day Saba serves Elixir tea and coffee which I can confirm makes a very nice brew. There is a range of bread from multigrain, sourdough, olive bread, Turkish bread, regular and mini baguettes. I tried the multigrain loaf which had a hard crunchy outer edge with a nice firm inside. In addition Saba sells croissants, danishes, mini quiches, melting moments, muffins and a range of mouthwatering evil desserts. These are made by the resident pastry chef and many items change daily. On the day I visited the danishes were sweet cheese and apricot while the muffins were blueberry and white chocolate and raspberry.
By night Saba becomes a pizzeria and offers a range of wood fired pizzas such as margherita, pepperoni, four cheese, Volcano ( heavy on the chili) and the summer pizza which has a range of light salad like toppings. For dessert you can order a nutella pizza and this explained the giant jar of nutella on the counter.
While I visited during the day I imagine that this would be a great place to come for pizza in the evening. The traffic on the roundabout will be lighter and siting outside or in the courtyard would be great on a warm summer's evening.