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Adelaide toastie guide

Toastie, toasted sanga, jaffle, toastie-toastie - whatever you call it, is there anything more tantalising to your taste buds than the smell of a toasted sandwich? The sizzling butter, the crunchy bread, the cheese oozing out the side, the minimal impact on your hip pocket. What's not to love?

We've compiled a go-to list of establishments that are toasting up some very impressive concoctions - from the super-luxe (truffled mushrooms anyone?) to the classic combo's. 

There's even something for the sweet-tooth!

Abbots and Kinney

78 Pirie Street, Adelaide

Take away | From $10

While they might be famous for their IN-CREDIBLE pastries and their cute pink gelato cart – there's an unassuming menu item that will have you drooling all the way to the uber funky café. Gourmet toasties! Like the 'Spanakops and Robbers' (they also have fun, quirky names for all their food) filled with sauteed kale, spring onions, gruyere and Dijon mustard toasted in sourdough bread. We'll take two please.

East End Cellars

25 Vardon Ave, Adelaide

Take away | Outdoor dining | From $12

While you can be forgiven for thinking that East End Cellars is all about amazing local wine, we can assure you that their food offerings are not to be overlooked. The plethora of to-die-for grazing platters sit alongside a menu of delicious toasted sandwich combos. Somehow managing to take the simplest sandwich ideas and taking them to the next level – for example the classic ham and cheese toastie. Here you will find the more worldly, fancy, grown-up version featuring leg ham, caramelised onion, gouda, scarmorza (a fancy smokey cheese) and Dijon mustard, thank you very much.

El Cheeky Flamingo

33 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide

Take away | Starting at $8

Best known for their colourful cocktails, El Cheeky Flamingo also plays a strong toastie game. The options here include 
macaroni & cheese *jaffle, the classic Rueben, the sloppy joe (Italian jaffle), Vote for Pedro (Mexican jaffle) and the 3 cheese toastie.

*A jaffle is just a fancy toastie, with abs.

The Flying Fig Deli

151 Jeffcott Street, North Adelaide

Take away | Outdoor dining | From $19

You may need to forgive us on a technicality here, as the Flying Fig ‘grill’ their sandwiches as opposed to ‘toasting’ them. Grilled sandwiches on offer here include the Original Rueben, the Vegetarian Rueben and the I’m-so-fancy-you-can-only-order-me-on-weekends Pastrami Rueben (pictured above). Okay so the pastrami is cured, rubbed in a special blend of spices, smoked for up to eight hours and then steamed for two hours before being served hot, so okay fair enough it’s only a weekend delight. They also serve cold-drip coffee, which is so hot right now, cold-pressed juices and delicious locally-roasted barista coffee.

Market St

11 Market Street, Adelaide

Take away | From $13.50

Another little tucked away gem, this time in the Market District, is the efficiently-named Market St. If you’re a pulled-pork lover, then this is the toastie of your dreams. The classic menu item Little Piggy Toastie is filled with BFF’s tender pulled-pork and house-made slaw, while the menu also features classics such as ham, cheese and tomato, triple cheese as well as the Godfather - filled with pastrami, basil, tomato and mozzarella. Bellissimo! 

Mister Pigeon

269 Gilles St, Adelaide

Take away | Outdoor dining | From $10

With the ambitious goal of creating 52 recipes over 52 weeks, there's a new toastie hitting the 'sandwich board' here every week! Delighting customers with cleverly-named creations such as 'Since U Bean Gone' - smokey baked beans, chorizo and vintage cheddar or 'Thyme after Thyme' - pulled chicken, thyme, apricot jam, goats cheese and baby spinach, along with vego options such as 'It was only a Swiss' - mushrooms, Swiss cheese, pesto, grilled onions & baby spinach. Feeling peckish yet? Offering gluten-free bread and served with gluten-free crisps, it might just be time flutter on over to this funky little cafe in the leafy south east of the city.

Mistress Mabel

108 King William Street, Adelaide

Take away | Outdoor dining | From $10, including a regular coffee

Keepin’ it real on KWS with a classic ham, cheese and tomato toastie - boom! Ok, so maybe it’s triple smoked ham, and the cheese is a vintage cheddar and perhaps the tomato is sprinkled with oregano and cracked pepper, but you know, it’s still a classic. Also serving a tasty three cheese and mushroom toastie. Great option if you’re in a hurry – speedy service is their specialty.

Hot tip: Coffee is also their specialty with award-winning Adelaide barista and coffee roaster Jacob Booth at the helm.


19 Bank Street, Adelaide

Take away | From $7

As the name suggests Toast specialise in the humble toastie – reinvented. Serving up toasties made from thick cut white bread, pita and brioche with fillings like chicken souvlaki, red onion, tomato and cheese, pulled-pork and smokey BBQ sauce and salami, napolitana, basil and mozzarella. They even serve dessert jaffles featuring indulgent fillings like Nutella & marshmallow and peanut butter & chocolate!

With a motto like ‘Good food, good mood’ we think you’ll be in ‘good hands’. Sanitised first of course!

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