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A Modest Sandwich Guide in CBD [On The Road: Brisbane]

"Well, I'm sitting over there waiting for you to finish your sandwich for twenty minutes. Now you're drinking coffee, that's going to be another ten minutes" 
Jerry (Seinfeld Episode “The Ticket”) 

It took me a while to write this post but here you go in the next couple lines I will share my Sandwich experiences during my stay in Brisbane. I loved the simplicity of the sandwich, and when well executed can be much more than two slices of bread and a filling. So while in Brisbane I did a little bit of research and went to try a good sample of the city’s options 

The Steak one 

My first sandwich was in Malt, a luxury three levels wine bar and the fame of the best steak sandwich in town. The sandwich in question a Hereford eye filet with Gruyere cheese, tomato, Malt sauce on a Levain. 

The place
The Malt Steak Sandwich
Excellent and well deserved the fame. Caramelised onions gave a nice touch, the sauce is outstanding, the meat was tender, the cheese completely melted, and the bread toasted with a buttery colour, great option in CBD. 

Malt Dining
Dining Bar & Cellar
T: +61 7 3236 4855
Approx Damage: AU$17pp
Area: CBD
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The Reuben one 

I couldn’t leave Brisbane without trying Spring’s Reuben. I visited the restaurant many times now I have to highlight that the kitchen is under Chef Emlyn Thorrington. The sandwich a classic Reuben, pastrami, Gruyere, sauerkraut, and dill pickles. 

The place
The sandwich was nice, nice ciabatta style bread, nicely toasted, good flavours, the sauce well made, my only issue I wanted more pastrami and the cheese wasn’t melted properly. 

Cross section
T: +61 7 3229 0460
Modern Australian
Approx Damage: AU$13pp
Area: CBD
Twitter: springbrisbane 

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The Cowman one 

Another popular place was Pourboy Espresso. The place is a small and simple café in CBD offering good coffee, some salads, sandwiches, and another light dishes. Good concept with the combination of a Chef and a Barista running their own place. The sandwich another steak option, free range rump, caramelised onions, Fontina cheese, and aioli. 

The Cowman
The cowman was superb, great sandwich, the steak was perfectly cooked and tender, every component was in balance, and the bread was crispy toasted but still puffy and soft. I got a macchiato and it was great, good espresso blend from Mecca, latte art, and brewed in a Synesso machine. 

Cross section
Pourboy Espresso
T: +61 7 3172 1141
Coffee House
Approx Damage: AU$15pp
Area: CBD
Twitter: PourboyEspresso 
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The Cubano one 

My next visit was to Super Whatnot. The place is hiding in Burnett Lane, a small and cozy bar, simple menu based on tacos, salads, and sandwiches. Completely empty during lunchtime probably not so much for drinks after work. The sandwich the Miami Medianoche Cubano with slow roast pork, jamon Serrano, Swiss cheese, and pickles. 

Super Whatnot
Que viva la revolucion
That’s what we call a Pernil Sandwich. Really nice, good flavours, some sweet notes from grapes on the pickles. The bread is crispy but not toasted. I join the sandwich with some crispy Argentinean spiced pork cracklings probably the best ones I have had. 

Super Whatnot
T: +61 7 3210 2342
Bar + American Cuisine
Approx Damage: AU$16pp
Area: CBD
Twitter: superwhatnotbar 
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The Duck one 

My last visit was to Sage on Ann. A fast pace café perfect to have a quick lunch and come back to work. Simple, you order at the counter and look for a table, plenty of small tables all over, and a not so nice view to the road. You will find a simple and not complicated lunch menu. The sandwich Pecking duck with chilli plum, shallots, cos and mayo in a Turkish bread.

Pecking Duck Sandwich
Amazing sandwich, the Asian flavours, the puffy toasted Turkish bread was brilliant. The combination of sweet plum sauce and the duck was simply a great marriage. They throw some leaks in the mix that played perfect. 

Close up
Sage on Ann
T: +61 7 3221 4471
Approx Damage: AU$12pp
Area: CBD Brisbane
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