Recently I had the pleasure of visiting the newly opened Rogue District (formerly Jellystone Cafe) in Brunswick. Rogue District is set in a beautiful heritage listed bluestone cottage, fitted with a new kitchen, while the dining area gives a very homely vibe. Rogue District will be the perfect place to visit during winter with its cosy open fireplace.
This sticky date hot cakes with pretzel crumbs and butterscotch sauce was a crowd favourite – the fluffy warm hot cakes served with caramelised bananas, poached pears topped with vanilla ice-cream, drizzled with sweet and salty butterscotch sauce and served with delicious pretzel crumbs – I mean how can you not like this dish?
Sticky date hotcakes with pretzel crumb and butterscotch sauce
Being a Korean food fanatic, I was delighted to see the Korean Bulgogi burger – a juicy bulgogi flavoured beef patty sandwiched between two perfect round charcoal buns, served with crispy golden thick cut fries.
Korean bulgogi burger with thick cut chips
Whilst the two dishes mentioned so far were AMAZING, I would say that the next dish was my favourite savoury dish – the beautiful golden crumbed potato and leek croquette topped with a large field mushroom topped with a perfectly poached egg and crispy sweet potato chips, and served with a smear of capsicum pesto. The textures and flavours worked harmoniously together making it my favourite dish.
Field mushroom on potato and leek croquette served with capsicum pesto, poached egg and sweet potato crisps
The final dish we had was the Brioche french toast with passionfruit curd, fresh berries and white chocolate brownie crumble. The brioche french toast was buttery and eggy which was paired with fresh strawberries, blue berries and a plums. The tartness of the passionfruit curd helped cut through the richness of the french toast, whilst the white chocolate brownie crumble added texture to the dish.
Brioche french toast with passionfruit curd,
fresh berries and white chocolate brownie crumble
With the vibrant, rainbow coloured, yet flavoursome dishes, it is without doubt a hot new cafe that should be added to your list of “go-to.” Absolutely loved every dish I tried, and excited to revisit to try out their other dishes that I didn’t get a chance to try on the day.