Pablo & Rusty's

A bustling CBD cafe that's serving up the chain's signature blends and a big all-day menu.
Aimee Sics
Published on September 16, 2018
Updated on August 05, 2021


Faced with a tsunami of coffee and food, CBD dwellers often have a hard time deciding were to eat. But Pablo & Rusty's on Castlereagh Street seems to be on top of everyone's list — and with an appealing façade, matched with a chic interior and top-notch menu to boot, it deserves to be.

The designer-fit out is adorned with potted plants that hang from high ceilings and the glass wall floods the room with light. The atmosphere remains somewhat soft however, thanks to low lighting and caramel wooden furnishings.

Both takeaway and dine-in orders are done at the front counter, which also holds an array of sweet treats. The big black coffee bar takes pride of place, brewing everything from single origins and filter, to their seasonal espresso blend.

Besides the bean playing a distinctive role here, the food is correspondingly just as excellent, with everything from eggs and black sticky rice on the breakfast menu to beef brisket buns and gnocchi on the lunch. Plus, the cafe is open till 7pm on Thursdays and Fridays, operating an evening menu from 3pm.


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