Belle: As my uni finals looms closer and closer, my eating out adventures become shorter and less frequent. I try to grab any opportunity I can for a quick bite and a few snaps. On this particular day, B accompanied me for some errands in the city and we decided to drop by Pablo & Rusty’s for a brunch stop. This store is one of the few cafes opened at the forecourt of the new ANZ building and connecting to both Pitt and Castleraegh Street.
I remember walking past here around two weeks ago and being attracted to the interior of the restaurant, which has that whole industrial vibe but is toned down with all the warm timbers on the ceiling and walls.
Pablo and Rusty’s is not new to the Sydney coffee scene with 5 other stores located around Sydney. They opened this new store to bring their beans to city workers.
Iced slow drip ($4.5). I really enjoyed this, their beans are a lot lighter and have a fruity note which was quite refreshing.
For my meal, I decided to try Our bacon & eggs, Berkshire pork speck, poached eggs, kipfier potato & thyme hash with capsicum jam and bacon jus ($19). I found this to be my perfect breakfast dish. I enjoyed the sweetness from the capsicum jam and savoury flavours of the bacon. This is a dish that I will definitely return for.
B decided on the Balsamic & rosemary roasted filled mushrooms on whey & rye sourdough with Persian feta and dried gremolata ($15). The mushrooms have a tang from the balsamic and the mushrooms had a good bite to the texture. It went well with the creamy Persian feta.
161 Castlereagh Street, Sydney 2000
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday 6.30am till 5pm. Saturday 8am to 4pm.