About Us


Benalla’s Rustik Café & Foodstore opened its doors in December 2013 with a foundation of menus derived from only fresh, natural foods. Healthy gourmet food made easy is our goal, and now in 2020 we've launched a new online shopping experience to allow our loyal customers and new friends to source a wide range of vegan, paleo, keto, dairy free, gluten free and specialty grocery items, gifts, hampers and takeaway meals.

Grocery items such as gourmet pasta and sauces, pickles, condiments, and other pantry staples can be purchased online and shipped anywhere in Australia. We’ve set ourselves a mission to only work with and sell good, wholesome foods; and our range of gourmet delights is growing daily.

Owner Julie Brown with her daughter and business partner Jess.

Rustik Café & Foodstore launched at a time when owner Julie Brown was researching alternative dietary choices in order to improve her own health and daily energy levels. Further consultation with dietary experts revealed how for some, modern, highly processed grains can be highly inflammatory to our bodies. Fighting for positive change Julie removed gluten, dairy and grains from her diet, and is now focused on what is mostly a paleo diet.

While this approach works for her, Rustik Café & Foodstore has a clear direction of non-dietary discrimination, yet assists all customers with a wide range of dietary choices. We welcome you to explore our online store and become a part of the mini food revolution that is Rustik Café & Foodstore.

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