It was 11 AM. I was hungry for breakfast and came across La Rusta whilst walking from the High Street to Queen's Square. This small, neat, immaculate cafe/bistro (?) looked inviting so I went in and ordered La Rusta full breakfast and cafe au lait at the counter. I took my coffee to a window table picking up a newspaper on the way.
The coffee was excellent - how MacDonalds, Cafe Nero, Starbucks et al get away with the stuff they serve I do not know. Anyway, the chef brought my breakfast over and what a sight it was. Two Cumberland sausgages (one split lengthways), an halved tomato, bacon, black pudding and two poached eggs perched on half muffins partly covered with hollandaise sauce. There was some rocket garnish too. It looked terrific.
I have to say that quality ingredients count and these were certainly high quality. What a thoroughly enjoyable breakfast experience only surpassed in my subjective view by the breakfast H cooks for me every Saturday morning at home. So, well done La Rusta and all who work in this fine place. But one other thing. Traditional English caffs have their place. The one across from La Rusta is fine - I've eaten there many times and its good but La Rusta is in a different league.
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