Top 5: Sydney's Best Toasties
The humble, much loved toasted sandwich has made a comeback. Sliced bread filled with cheese is the hottest things since sliced bread. You can't underestimate this simple delicacy and more and more cool spots around the city are putting them on their menu. Here is a round up of the best.
1. Grandma’s Bar
This kitschy basement bar in the CBD is a welcome change from the sleek corporate bars flooding the area. It is full of vintage furniture, knitted rugs, antique tea pots and some great comfort food – just like Grandma’s house. The toasties here are filled with old favourites like tinned spaghetti and baked beans both including plenty of stringy melted cheese. Somehow, they just taste so good.
2. Papi Chulo
This South American smokehouse and grill on Manly’s bustling Wharf knows how to do a good BBQ and they know how to make an even better toasted sandwich. These mammoth-sized snacks will have you completely stuffed but somehow wanting more at the same time. The fillings on offer are all deliciously appealing, but our all-time favourite is the Sloppy Joe – juicy pulled pork, beans, jalapeños and nacho cheese melted into a soft bun.
3. Devon Café
The Ultimate Toastie at Devon might possibly be Sydney’s most luxurious toastie: melted fontina cheese, shaved black truffle, gooey fried eggs and marinated mushrooms in between toasted sourdough bread. If this decadent toastie is too much for your taste buds early in the morning, thankfully Devon serve it all day.
You won’t find a bit of ham and cheese slapped between a couple of slices of Tip Top here, Neighbourhood fill their jaffles with ingredients that keep in theme with their American-style menu. You can choose from tender marinated beef cheek mixed with cream cheese or the incredibly delicious mac ‘n’ cheese option – yes, that’s right, mac n’cheese inside of a sandwich.
5. Ruby’s Diner
Ruby’s isn’t much of a diner, but is an incredible café that has locals flocking in each morning for their morning caffeine hit and breakfast. Ruby’s use fresh organic ingredients to make all their dishes, including their croque monsieur which is made with Iggy’s celebrated bread, lashings of delicious ham carved off the bone, then toasted with plenty of oozy gruyere inside and on top of the fried sandwich. Dieters, beware.