This Australian-owned place (as you might guess from the name) is packing in appreciative customers. There’s no simple way to describe the clientele – apart from affluence, since this is, after all, the Parsons Green end of New King’s Road. Late at lunchtime on a dreary Saturday it was buzzing with young families, middle-aged locals wearing thousands of pounds worth of very understated casualwear, and 20-somethings gathered in small, lively groups.
There’s a small room at the front with a good view of passing traffic and a larger back room where the serious lunchers seem to congregate. Coffee here is a pleasure, beans from the Caravan roaster treated carefully and served immaculately. But the food is taken equally seriously: the usual brunch dishes and an international array of other things that is very tempting. In area that is not well served for quality coffee in casual surroundings, Barossa stands out.