Rustica Sourdough, the Melbourne institution and baker of all things sour and delicious, has opened a new bakery and cafe in Melbourne Central.
It's the bakery's fourth location, with its original cafe in Fitzroy, and shops on Hawthorn's Power Street and in Rialto Towers both opening last year. This means there are now two CBD locations, and twice the likelihood of you nabbing something sweet or sourdough-y on your lunch break.
Located on level two of the shopping precinct (next to Country Road), the new Rustica is — like its siblings — a cafe-bakery hybrid, with options for those who are looking for a leisurely brunch, a quick bite for lunch, or just a comforting hot cross bun on their way through to the train station below.
It will have the most extensive menu of any Rustica cafe yet, with everything from sourdough loaves (obviously) to chocolate lamington french toast, baba ganoush and pickled eggs, and a matcha panna cotta.
We expect a whole heap of trains are going to be missed by those who've wandered in and gotten distracted by cronuts.
Rustica is now open at Level 2, Melbourne Central. It's open seven days a week, from Monday to Wednesday, 8am–6pm; Thursday to Saturday, 8am–9pm; and Sunday 10am–6pm.