Rustica is a modern and quaint little bakery that is bustling with local trade.
Surprised in our luck we were able to stop in and grab a bite to eat and we were very happy we did.
A Croque monsieur was not like the normal. Made with a soft pumpkin brioche and coated in cheese goodness and stuffed with ham was expected to be rich, and with seeing the size passing our table as we waited questioned how we would conquer it.
To our surprise it was delicate and light and truly delicious and amazing to eat. So much so we went and brought a loaf of the pumpkin bread so we could make it at home. It's that good!
I went for the selection board, filled with a salmon croquette, smashed avo, fritter and a poached egg with an oozey yolk for the hot selection. For the cold a bircher museli jar and cold pressed juice.
What a fantastic idea, especially when you are so indecisive of whether you want hot or cold, savory or sweet.
Although the cafe may be small, the menu is bold and have some great delicious ideas to please all palates.
Once finished and your up and paying, check out the pastry and bread displays to take home. Delicate cream filled donuts and rich croissants was very welcomed in the afternoon with a cup of tea.
Rustica Sourdough Bakery
402 Brunswick street