Central Georgia Corner Cafe Series Part 2- Rustic Bistro and Bakery

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Shelly Berryhill, a customer of the restaurant says, “Hawkinsville has needed a place like this for a long time. It’s a great place to eat and a great place to meet people.”

The restaurant has been open for nearly a year and a half. It ended up in Pulaski County by chance after owners Paul and Susan Puccinelli moved to Central Georgia from San Francisco, California.

“We kind of got into the restaurant business by accident,” said owner Paul Puccinelli. “You never know how that’s going to be received. We’re not a buffet, we’re not a barbeque, we’re not a burger joint. Do we do that stuff? Yeah, but it’s not what we’re focused on.”

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