Rustica Sourdough Bakery
402 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy Vic 3065
I am a massive sucker for a great bakery. I mean seriously people, who doesn’t love great bread, delicious donuts and a big buttery Danish? Yep, I’m standing here waving my hand high in the air, I love them all. It takes great restraint to walk past a bakery and not pick something up for the road, and if you follow my Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that restraint isn’t really something I possess.
So this is pretty much how I found myself at the amazing Rustica Sourdough, I was walking past, caught a glimpse of their amazing pastries and in I walked. However when I realised they had a pretty impressive lunch/brunch menu, I decided to hang around a bit longer and get something to eat before I got into one of their tempting sweets.
As is usually the case, I was out and about with my one year old son, so we took a seat in the back corner so as to not annoy too many people. The lovely staff were really accommodating, getting out a high chair for the little guy and storing my stroller out the back so it wasn’t in anyone’s way. Once settled in I ordered a coffee (yep I’m back on coffee) and had a good look at the menu. It’s not as big as some of the others going around, but its full of great options and for me I couldn’t go past the French toast (brioche French toast with fresh peanut butter, strawberry jam, Nutella ice cream, hazelnuts and chocolate cookie crumbs).
Think the French toast sounds amazing? Well it was better than amazing, it was sheer heaven! The toast itself wasn’t too eggy or soggy, it was thick, moist and tasty. Add to that a stack of peanut butter topped with fresh strawberries and finished off with Nuttella ice cream and you just about have the perfect dish to satisfy every sweet craving. I shared it with my little man and I think he enjoyed it just as much as I did.
After devouring the French toast and cleaning up the little guys mess, I picked up a few goodies for the trip home. The lovely gent that served me was so incredibly friendly and patient with me as I took my sweet arse time to decide on which pastries to buy. They all looked so good and I’m indecisive at the best of times, so it’s even worse when I have a stack of great options. In the end I decided on the chocolate and peanut butter croissant; the vanilla and salted caramel donut; and the chocolate and hazelnut choux. Then just because he was so lovely, he threw in a chocolate cookie on the house – winning!!
Against my better judgement I decided to share my goodies with a couple of other people and they were all just as impressed as I was. The overwhelming crowd favourite was the chocolate and peanut butter croissant, it was absolutely deelish!
It’s really not hard to tell that I loved this place, so if you haven’t been, get your butt into gear and get your hands on some baked goodness.