The brand new cafe has taken over the previous website of Second Shot Espresso on Bethnal Inexperienced Street
We had been unhappy to see Second Shot go, however the brand new area dweller looks as if a really worthy substitute. Rastro Café, run by Carlos del Barrio, Barbara Abelleira and Rodrigo Jerez (Carlos and Rodrigo beforehand labored at Allegra, Scarfes Bar in Rosewood London and Soho Home), is an east London espresso bar with a Mediterranean accent.
Along with serving specialty espresso, Rastro additionally serves freshly baked breads and pastries from native producers, and provides a menu of sandwiches showcasing the flavors of the Mediterranean. The present Sarnie choice contains:
- Serranito – salmorejo (do-it-yourself Andalusian tomato sauce), Serrano jamón, chopped onerous boiled eggs and further virgin olive oil on focaccia.
- Siesta – Majorcan sobrasada, brie, crispy onion, arugula & honey French dressing on brioche
- Rustica – pistachio mortadella, buffalo mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes, arugula and balsamic glaze on focaccia
- Cubano – prosciutto cotto, pancetta, emmental, pickles and smoked dijonnaise on brioche
There’s even a meal possibility together with one of many sarnies, a packet of Torres crisps and a softie for £12, so you’ll be able to pack your lunches. Though the Rastro has solely simply opened, the workforce already has plans for the long run, together with a delicatessen and an aperitif bar – deliver the Rastro empire, for example.
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475 Bethnal Inexperienced Street, London E2 9QH
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