Located on Old Castle Hill Road as part of Castle Towers Shopping Centre is The Baron - one of the many places opening out west nowadays. It has been opened for a few short years and continues to draw in the crowds.
Cheers to the freakin’ weekend, as Rhianna would say! Cute use of letter magnets.
The cafe has an industrial vibe to it – rustic, well lit and very inviting. It’s a place where you want to meet your friends, have a good feed and a chit chat.
The Baron uses the single origin roasters coffee blend. This cap goes down smoothly and like a treat. It was perfect as was and we didn’t even add any sugars (which is unusual for us).
Iced Latte $4.50
I thought I’d try something different and go for an iced latte. It was the perfect beverage for the 35 degree weather Sydney’s been having lately. It did remind me of my beloved ca phe sua da but a much smoother and lighter version which focuses more on the coffee. It was refreshing and gave me the coffee hit I was after.
Elvis Slider $5.50
We couldn’t resist the sound of this little darling – The Elvis Slider with crunchy peanut butter, double smoked bacon and aioli. The mini burger is exactly as it sounds but tastes even better. It was mind boggling – something so little had an explosion of flavours!
I’ve never had this combo before but it was just out of this world. Very smokey and cripsy bacon with both creamy aioli and crunchy peanut butter sitting on a buttery brioche bun? I don’t really know what else to say other than EPIC! Next time I’m going to add banana to it, yes that is an option.
Sloppy Joe $14
A mound of sweet bbq braised pork is served on a white sesame bun with a side of the baron’s (smooth and sexy) slaw. I was a little sad seeing this presented in front of me. I don’t know what I was expecting to be honest so perhaps I was just confused. The braised pork had plenty of flavour although it did remind me of a bolognese sauce. I thought the slaw was the perfect side to cut through the richness of the meat but it could have done with a teeny bit more dressing in my opinion.
Brisket Sandwich $14
The Boy’s heart is stolen by the sound of the brisket sandwich. Spiced braised brisket, green onion and aioli lay wedged on a sonoma french stick. The bread looks like a baguette, but it wasn’t crusty at all. It was dense and rather soft, which I thought was perfect for this sandwich. The brisket had intense flavour and paired perfectly with that aioli. Two thumbs up by us both.
The menu changes according to fresh/seasonal produce and there’s always a (different) weekly special. You’ll recognize some of your classic/favourite dishes but served with a fun twist.
It may not be an area we’re in much or close by for that matter, but we are impressed with the success of The Baron thus far. Seems it is a favourite amongst the visitors, local or not. We couldn’t believe how busy and packed out the place was. The waiting lines move relatively quick so don’t be put off. It’s worth the wait, especially for that elvis slider ;)
Castle Towers Shopping Centre, Shop 461
Old Castle Hill Road
Castle Hill, NSW 2154
Tel: +61 401 498 877