Welcome to Rustica Melbourne Central, the latest venue by Brenton Lang and Matt Vero.
Adding to their popular collection of venues spread around Melbourne, comes the latest offering to change the dining experience within shopping centres. Gone are the days of only having the option of low-cost quick meals at shopping centre food courts. Melbourne Central visitors will experience a quality dining experience at Rustica, every day of the week, including dinner Thursday to Saturday.
Dotted greenery adds warmth to the otherwise monochrome interior, which has been designed by Bergman & Co. The minimalist concrete surfaces add a touch of elegance that matches Melbourne’s inner city shopper crowd. The architecturally influenced space has a plethora of clean lines, smooth curves, atmospheric lighting, and doesn’t distract from the core of Rustica, unsurpassed Culinary delight.
In the kitchen you’ll find power duo Tori Bickwell and Tristian White collaborating to create what is the finest Rustica menu yet. Think Chocolate Lamington French Toast Brioche; Lobster Eggs Benedict with a toasted Milk Bun; and Sticky Date Wholemeal Waffles with Vanilla Poached Apple, Maple Mascarpone, and Ginger Snap Crumb.
True to Rustica form is a display cabinet full of pastries; from croissants and cronuts, through to muffins and delicious take home loaves.
Espresso is brewed through a La Marzocco Linea PB with Victoria Arduino Mythos One grinders, while filter is brewed via a Moccamaster, showcasing their coffee label, First Love. This recently launched coffee brand was created to embody the unique nature of Rustica, and offers an easy drinking coffee. The Polaroid Blend boasts a balanced body, with a lingering sweet maple syrup finish. The current Guatemalan single origin exhibited a bold body as an espresso, with hints of marzipan.
With its unique style, Rustica appeals to those yearning for total dining experience, where mouth-watering nourishments, quality coffee, and atmospheric flair are just the beginning.
Find Rustica on Level 2, Melbourne Central. Open daily from 8am–6pm; Thursday to Saturday, 8am–9pm; and Sunday 10am–6pm.