Tuesday, 16 June 2009

pablo & rusty's @ oxford st., epping

I've discovered a few great places in Epping recently and over the weekend, I found another place to add to my list. Pablo & Rusty's is just across the road from Epping Station and can be recognised by the bold black & white outer. I've driven past a couple of times, curious about what they had and finally on the weekend (for the purposes of going to Sweetness), J&I decided to pop in to check it out.

Between J&I, I tend to be the one that's keen on trying new places. I think it's a girl thing...every guy I know seems to be reluctant to try any place new and prefer to stick to places they've been to or have at least been recommended. As I zoomed in on Pablo & Rusty's, J was slowly walking behind through the door, continuing to ask me 'Are you sure you want to eat here?' Even as I was about to order, I was still hearing the mumbles of 'We can eat elsewhere if you want'. What can I say...

People were in and out getting their coffees so it was only fitting to order one myself. My usual flat white with a Chicken, cheese, sundried tomato & rocket toasted turkish sandwich. The bread was lightly toasted just as I like it! Coffee was good too!
J goes for a burger and a chocolate milkshake. I still remember the time we went The Meat & Wine Co. for a nice dinner and I had this one order a chocolate milkshake! Anyway, J highly recommends the chocolate milkshake here, just the right thickness and chocolateyness!
I enjoyed my sandwich and J equally enjoyed his burger. As you can probably see, the serving sizes aren't huge but will just get you full. Price wise, we paid about $10 each which I thought was quite reasonable. As for the rest of the menu, there's more sandwiches, breakfasts and your usual cafe items - nothing by way of special but a solid selection done well (which I think is the most important thing). 

The great thing about this place is the abundance of magazines! Shame all the large tables were taken and we were stuck at a two seater that couldn't fit a whole lot once our food got to the table. I could've easily spent the rest of the day there reading away!

10 comments:

Bean Sprout's Cafe said...

always wanna try this place since chef Gena said they serve nice sandwiches but I am too lazy to go there before working.. so I was thinking that..mmm..maybe don't need to try..

tomorrow will be my last day working at Sweetness, I will try to have breakfast there before start working.. ^ ^

Oh, I had the crispy skin chicken with tomato rice at Sam pho already.. HUGE portion ! haha but already late, so didn't try Viet Coffee

panda said...

beansprout - their sandwiches are quite simple but it's what makes them so nice. make sure you have it with a coffee!

last day already? the month has gone by so quickly! anyway, my next post is about sweetness again :P

and lol... i did warn you about the size of the crispy skin chiken with tomato rice!

Stephcookie said...

YAY I'm so glad there's another blogger in the area! I stare at this place every morning while waiting in the cold for my bus and wonder what the food is like at this place. Will have to check it out sometime :)

panda said...

steph - our area is actually pretty good; lots of new places keep popping up and they're not too expensive to try. do get a coffee whilst you're out in the cold!

NQN said...

We were just talking about this tonight! Yes guys definitely like to go to their reliable regulars but girls seem to like trying new things! :)

Trisha said...

I like a nice soft Turkish bread sandwich and this looks sooo yummy and most probably, tastes good as well! - Trish sugarlace.fragiled.net

Betty said...

I love trying discovering new places - good or bad. The boy is definitely not as keen, and will only go if it's been rated highly by someone! The burger looks so drool-worthy!

panda said...

trish - turkish bread is probably my bread of choice! love it! and surprisingly, it's actually not too hard to make.

betty - i've come to accept that boys will be boys. seems like lately it's all about burgers!

Joanna said...

yummmm that turkish break looks gooooood :)

panda said...

jo - yep! it was yummy!