As the largest space of one of Sydney’s most well-known coffee brands, Pablo & Rusty’s on Castlereagh Street is virtually synonymous with the phrase “coffee break” for workers across the CBD. Owner Saxon Wright got his start in Gordon in 2006 and has since grown the brand to five locations in Sydney and one in Brisbane.

The Trailblazer blend is used here for espresso. Cold brew, batch brew and draught coffee are also available, exhibiting Pablo & Rusty’s confidence and experience in picking single origin beans that pay respect to the farm and region in which they were bought. Kombucha is also available on tap.

Megan McCulloch (ex-The Henson, Reuben Hills) heads the kitchen, producing original dishes such as miso-buttered mushrooms, and truffled egg salad and bacon on a milk bun, the cafe’s highly popular take on the bacon and egg roll.

The spacious establishment is part of one of the first six-star green developments in the city, and a bio-generator burns paper waste from surrounding office blocks to supply much of the energy used by the cafe.

Raw brick, recycled woods and hanging plants allow for a pleasant lunch break in the lively cafe. For those passionate about coffee DIY, you can also buy beans, specialty teas and brewing equipment.

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Updated: November 19th, 2021

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