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Published April 29th 2018
Okay, someone please tell me where this cafe has been all my life! My excuse is that I don't frequent Mount Barker (even though almost every weekend I think "hm, wouldn't it be nice to go for a drive in the hills?"), but I just might visit much more often now.
Sazón Street View (image from @Sazón-Espresso Facebook Page)
Walking down Gawler Street in Mount Barker, Sazon is that little cafe spilling out onto the sidewalk. If you aren't enticed by the delicious looking food scattered on the sidewalk tables, then hopefully this review will compel you to check it out.
Although "Espresso" is in the name, the food is the real stand out here. Actually, the food and the service. And the atmosphere. Okay, and the coffee too.
Open from 8AM to 3:30PM every day, Sazon is the place to fill your breakfast, brunch, and lunch needs.
With a menu full of mouth-watering Mediterranean-inspired food and a counter cabinet of delicious gluten-free sweets, there's something for everybody.
Sazón Lunch Menu (photo from @Sazón-Espresso Facebook)
On my first visit, I tried a Sazon round with olive pesto, fresh tomato and basil. Simplicity is key. This dish was delicious. The fresh tomato and basil, and rich olive pesto complemented each other wonderfully. My patisserie-cooking partner was equally impressed with his ham and cheese croissant ("This is how you do a croissant!").
The coffee was also very nice with a perfect level of richness. Sazon also offers a variety of milk, including Zymil, soy, and almond.
Coffee at Sazón (photo from @Sazón-Espresso Facebook)
Equally fantastic was the service. Despite being a busy Sunday morning, we were tended to within a minute of walking through the door. Our food also arrived quickly considering how many people were ordering!
Friday Nights at Sazón (image from @Sazón-Espresso Facebook)
From our vantage point, I spied a sign - "Mexican Street Food & Margaritas Friday Nights". Nothing calls my name like "Margaritas". I'm looking forward to trying a Friday night at Sazon!
Sazon is a perfect cafe for friends and family with food intolerances and food and coffee lovers alike. If you're in Mount Barker for any amount of time and you don't visit Sazon for breakfast, lunch, or a Friday feast - you're missing out.