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Rustica Cafe, Hawthorn

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by Gwen O'Toole-Luscombe (subscribe)
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Published May 25th 2017
Rustica's newest local is now open
Lovers of Rustica's popular sourdough bread and bakery treats are in luck as they've recently opened a new location in Hawthorn.

Following the huge popularity of its café/bakeries in the Melbourne CBD and Fitzroy, Rustica's Hawthorn location is now open for business bringing much of their popular menu (with a few added extra special to the Hawthorn location).

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Rustica Hawthorn has recently opened on Pwer St. Image:The Ideas Library


The new cafe also includes all the yummy pastries and baked treats you find at the city location while they serve up Rumble Coffee Roasters coffee to kickstart your day. It's bright, airy and offers a bit of extra space for those dining with the family.

The new Rustica is located on Hawthorn's Power St underneath Maple's Power Street residential development making it the perfect spot for a catch up with friends, a coffee meeting or weekend breakfast/brunch

We tried their popular Bircher Mueseli made with coconut yoghurt (coyo), with poached pear, blueberries, pistachios and black chia seeds (below).

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Rustica's popular Bircher made with coconut yoghurt, poach pear, chia, blueberries and pistachios. Image:The Ideas Library


We also tried the almost too pretty to eat vanilla yoghurt panna cotta with housemade granola and fruit (below). Both dishes, definitely worth ordering again if we weren't so keen to work our way through the rest of the menu.

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When breakfast meets art; the vanilla panna cotta at Rustica Hawthorn. Image:The Ideas Library


Once you've enjoyed your meal, it's the perfect opportunity to also grab yourself some of Rustica's famous sourdough bread or a tasty baked treat from their fresh bakery cabinet before you make your way out (you won't regret it!)

Rumour also has it that Rustica will be opening yet another location over the next few months in the Rialto Towers complex on Collins St in the CBD.

The newly opened Rustica Hawthorn is located at 121 Power Street, Hawthorn 3122.

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Why? Enjoy Rustica fare in the burbs
When: Daily 8:00am- 5:00pm
Where: 121 Power St Hawthorn, VIC 3122
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