8 Brisbane Sandwiches You Need To Get Both Hands On
Hey, breadwinner!By Dinushka Gunasekara | 7th December 2021
Call it a sanga, sarnie, or sando – it doesn’t matter. You can’t go wrong with a good ol’ sandwich. When hunger strikes, don’t mess around with a subpar sub. We’ve gotten our hands dirty and found eight of Brisbane’s best sandwiches every bread-and-butter lover needs in their life.
By the way, we consider everyone in this list the best of the best! To make finding your next favourite that much easier, we’ve ordered the list alphabetically by suburb and also have filtering tabs for your convenience. Did we miss someone from the list? Let us know here! Hide the form
- Brisbane CBD
- North Brisbane
- East Brisbane
- South Brisbane
- West Brisbane
- Gold Coast
- Sunshine Coast
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As the home of feel-good sandwiches, Sunny Side takes the humble sanga and cranks it up a whole lot with fresh ingredients and downright sublime combinations. Their small but mighty menu includes a weekly special that’s a must-try before it’s gone. Plus, we don’t say this lightly, but Sunny Side has the best breakfast sandwich in Brisbane with free range scrambled eggs laced with kewpie mayo, smokey bacon, kimchi mayo, caramelised onions, and American cheese on thick cut Shokupan Bread.
Need I say more? The crew at Danny Boys know nothing hits the spot like a good sandwich, which is why they make the best! With gourmet fillings, signature favourites, and flat grills that will knock your socks off, you’re spoilt for choice. You’ll also be digging in guilt-free as the meats are roasted on site, cheeses are hand sliced, sauces are homemade, and the bread is baked fresh every day. Do yourself a favour – pick up a broccoli and cheddar soup to go with your sanga and thank us later.
New Farm Deli
Brisbane’s iconic Italian deli and café since ’75 is no stranger to a droolworthy meal, and that’s exactly what you can expect with their sandwiches. The array of sourdough paninis at New Farm Deli will fill you up with the perfect flavour combinations like roast beef, goats’ cheese, and beetroot relish or prosciutto, bocconcini, and pesto.
Reuben’s Deli & Bar
Does house cured and smoked pastrami sound like your kind of party? You’ll feel like you’re in a New York delicatessen with the unpretentious sandwiches and subs here, served with a dill pickle speared on the side. Our pick? It’s in the name: Reuben’s signature deli sandwich featuring pastrami layered with swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing.
Rosalie Gourmet Market
This European food emporium brings together daily baked artisanal breads with fresh ingredients to create the finest sandwiches you’ll want in both hands, at all times. These are a crowd favourite, which is why Rosalie Gourmet Markets also offer their sandwiches for catering that will have your guests taking notes.
Fortitude Valley and South Bank
With a beer in one hand and one of the sandwiches here in the other, you’ll have yourself a match made in heaven. The subs and sandwiches at Tippler’s Tap are hearty and sometimes a little sloppy, in the best kind of way. Think Cuban mojo slow cooked pork shoulder, swiss cheese, house sour pickle, sliced ham, and barbecue sauce with a side of fries, of course.
Coffee Head Co
The gourmet toasties here are practically an institution themselves! Coffee Head Co’s ever-popular menu of grilled goodness has something for everyone, from The Cuban with naturally smoked Echo Valley free-range ham, smoked free-range pork, Polish dill pickles and gruyere cheese, to The Falafel with hommus, pickled red onion, and garlic aioli served between sliced Italian flat bread. Even the classic cheese and Vegemite is one for the books!
Baked goods are Jocelyn’s Provisions’ forte, which most definitely includes their deli range or classic sandwiches. The perfect way to grab and go, all your faves are on offer, like pastrami, provolone, roasted veg, and pesto or mortadella, sopressa, and ricotta on a chewy ciabatta. Plus, your next event is sorted with their range of cocktail sandwiches available across their stores.