Boasting all the key components a great cafe needs: a cosy yet stylish setting, a menu of rustic, homemade cuisine, and friendly baristas who know how to make a great cup of coffee, Rustic Plate is a favourite among Hornsby locals. Whether its for a quick caffeine fix or to spend an afternoon catching up with friends over some lunch or dinner, Rustic Plate is the perfect place. Tuck into breakfast dishes like the Italian saucy egg (baked eggs with spicy tomato and basil), tuck into a panini or woodfired pizza and lunchtime, or head on over in the evening for some tapas, or main like the Mediterranean chicken (corn-fed chicken stuffed with spinach, feta and pine nuts served on mash de paris and smothered in a champagne cream sauce). Book a table now!
Don't go early with kids. Bbq not ready until after 6pm. But otherwise good food variety and good staff attention. Would have liked to see the entertainment but too late for young kids. Perhaps an early sitting can be added on weekends?
The food quantities were generous and the staff was friendly when we saw them! But the Churrasco came out of the kitchen very erratically. Sometimes it would all arrive at once, and then we would wait for extended periods. At the end it became ridiculous. No-one would serve the final courses (halloumi and pineapple). We decided to leave them and asked for the bill but again, no-one would respond. I eventually went inside to the counter to pay. All up, we were there for three hours - way too long. They need to learn to synchronise the kitchen with the flow of diners choosing the Churrasco option.
Great food, friendly staff. When we arrived they had taken the initiative to setup our table romantically for valentines day. Also, we accidentally made a mess with the pepper shaker and they cleaned it up quickly and easily without the slights reveal of complaint. Will definitely be back - just wish it was closer to home!