BUT for being a tough woman about it all, and going to the appointment alone, I promised I would reward myself with a really good breakfast after it was all over.
So after a quick google search, I found myself at Pablo and Rusty's.
|Pablo and Rusty's Interior. Image via|
When I walked into the cafe the waiter immediately sat me on a stool in front of a large glass window. At first I was annoyed to be seated at a counter instead of a table, but a quick look around and I saw the entire place was packed to the brim with even more people lining up for takeaway coffees. After two seconds, I started to love my window seat, as I was able to people watch instead of stare at my smartphone.
After being seated for a minute or so, a waiter came and took my order. I was particularly excited about this because their coffee beans are "traceable, sustainable and ethically produced." Not only was I going to be able to taste a single origin coffee, I was also not going to feel guilty about where it came from. Pablo and Rusty take pride in sourcing their ingredients from suppliers who have holistic, sustainable views about their products, so you know that the food and coffee that you're having is guilt-free and clean.
I ordered a flat white coffee and heirloom tomatoes, goats cheese, chimi churri and pomegranate seeds on sourdough toast. (pictured below) OH MY YUM. I don't even know where to start. The coffee tasted great, so great that I considered ordering a long black (coffee sans milk) next time I was there just so I could taste the coffee more. It was silky and warm and perfect.
|Still drooling over this.|
And for a meal made completely out of vegetables, grains and cheese, I never felt like I was missing out on anything. There was no need for the typical soft boiled egg normally served with toast. Again, it was perfection. Mouth watering perfection.
So do I recommend visiting Pablo and Rusty's? Hell yes! Do I recommend going between 8-9 am on a weekday? Probably not. The cafe gets really busy, but if you don't mind the crowd or can go a bit later in the morning, definitely give this place a shot. You won't regret it.