IT’S CALLED THE RUSTIC FOR A REASON.
The Rustic Cafe has been a landmark on Route 1 in East Lyme for over 70 years! It has been a restaurant and dance hall, a wine bar, a local watering hole, and continues to morph into one of the greatest “little secrets” to all of those whom have visited this tiny bar on their way to or from the shoreline. A cozy bar with an extensive menu, the popular term “GastroPub” is fitting for this establishment serving several skillfully prepared dishes typically found in fine dining. Locals and tourists alike enjoy conversation of the day along with great food, beer, wine and cocktails.