As of late, there appears to be surge of cafés popping up in the west. Which is good for me as this means that I can sleep in on the weekends and still be able to enjoy similar cafés that I would be able to find in the inner west/city. The interior of The Baron is quirky with an urban feel to it; a place where all the cool cats are and somewhere to spend the weekends chilling away. Open everyday for brekky and lunch, this café also turns into bar offering a separate night menu on Friday and Saturday nights.
My Autumn salad ($15) of confit ocean trout, potato, snow peas, cherry tomatoes, baby spinach and egg makes me feel super healthy as everything was so fresh. It may seem that they are a little stingy on the ocean trout, but some of it is actually hidden underneath the greenery. The ocean trout is silky and succulent and I may have wished there was a little more on my plate.
Ant had the pulled pork sandwich ($13). Tender pieces of smoky pork are nested in a crusty bun with a simple and crunchy cabbage slaw. Whilst it was tasty, we couldn’t help but think it needed something extra like a smidgen of tomato chutney or so.
Having a bit of food envy from a nearby table and still feeling peckish, we decided to try the homemade banana bread with ricotta and honey ($7.70). A little on the small side, the slices are served toasted and packed with bananas. I’m glad that they aren’t sickening sweet. I happily slather the fluffy ricotta and honey all over the slice and gobble everything up pretty quickly.
The cappuccino ($4.20 for large size) comes out as a nice surprise with shavings of chocolate topping the much-needed caffeine hit. There is no need to add sugar to this coffee what-so-ever as it is smooth, nutty and strong without the bitterness.
The staff is very casual and friendly, and with service being very quick and efficient, you can’t help but feel like watching the day go by just for a moment.