Sazon Espresso – Adelaide

Sazon first opened in Mt Barker over 6 years ago, and during that time, they’ve developed a reputation for great coffee and authentic Mexican street food. As part of their expansion, they’ve now opened a city store which is currently open during the week for breakfast and lunch. There are 8 options on their breakfast menu which is available until 11:30am, and include traditional dishes such as Huevos Rancheros, Mexican Pot and the Corn Fritter Stack. Come lunchtime, there is even more variety with a selection of Rounds, Squares, Quesadillas, Tacos and Salads to choose from.


The fitout of the Grenfell Street store is different to what you’ll find in Mt Barker. The city store has a more industrial, open plan feel with prominent use of timber. A custom made table runs along the centre of the room and features skull art within the table cavity. The place is deceptively spacious and can easily seat 50 people.


For breakfast, I ordered the Huevos Rancheros which consists of Mexican ranch style free range scrambled eggs, San Jose chorizo, pico de gallo on an oven baked flour tortilla. The wait was longer than expected as the dish took 30 minutes to arrive. The presentation was good and the serving size was generous. The scrambled eggs were soft and fluffy, and were sitting on a firm and crispy tortilla bed. The pico de gallo was light and refreshing, while the chorizo had lovely smokey flavours which added more depth to the dish.


The staff were very friendly and the service was only let down by the time it took for my food to arrive. Other than that, there wasn’t much to fault. The Huevos Rancheros was $16.90 which is average in price, and quite good considering ingredient quality and serving size.

There’s a lack of authentic Mexican food in the heart of the city, but fortunately for those who live and work in the CBD, Sazon now fills that gap.

WHERE: 19 Grenfell St, Adelaide




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