Anyone can make a toasted sandwich or jaffle (i.e. a toasted sandwich with crimped, sealed edges). Slap together some bread, cheese and whatever else you like, and it's ready to go.

But as good as the average homemade toastie is, it's got nothing on the sangas at these spots. Leave the house and you'll be rewarded with fancy cheeses, handmade sourdough and even a mac'n'cheese filling.


The kimchi and wagyu bolognaise toastie: two golden triangles filled with spicy, fermented Korean cabbage, a rich Wagyu ragu and gooey melted cheese.

243 High Street, Northcote
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Hector’s Deli

Every sandwich here is good, but the best toastie? It's a tie between the classic ham, cheese and tomato and the tuna melt.

94 Buckingham Street, Richmond


This late-night laneway bar serves up bolognaise jaffles until 3am.

Mornane Place, Melbourne

Beneath Driver Lane

The toastie has three cheeses and a whisky bechamel sauce.

2 12 Driver Lane, Melbourne

Bad Frankie

Home to the famous lamington and Anzac biscuit jaffles.

141 Greeves Street, Fitzroy

Wild Life Bakery

Get the kimchi and cheddar toastie. It will ooze. It will make you very happy.

90 Albert Street, Brunswick East

Maker & Monger

Ever had a fondue toastie?

Shop 98, Prahran Market 163 Commercial Rd, Prahran


Order some breakfast and play table tennis while you wait.

11 Hope Street, Brunswick

Harper & Blohm Brunswick

What’ll it be? A classic three-cheese oozing with cheddar, gruyere, raclette and caramelised onion? Or maybe a mushroom, taleggio, truffled pecorino and rosemary?

365 Sydney Road, Brunswick

Kelso’s Sandwich Shoppe

Start with the basic grilled cheese, then add your favourite extras.

271 Johnston Street, Abbotsford

Uncle Drew Cafe

Regulars love the The Uncle Drew’s – shaved ham, pulled pork, manchego, pickles, Dijon mustard and creme fraiche.

23 Groom Street, Clifton Hill

Aphro & Wolfe

Has a dedicated toastie window.

566 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy North

Tuck Shop Take Away

Try the pulled pork with cheddar béchamel.

273 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield North

Wide Open Road

Bacon, provolone, smoked mozzarella and perfect golden crusts.

274 Barkly Street, Brunswick

Smith & Deli

Vegan toasties made with mock meat and cheese.

111 Moor Street, Fitzroy

The League of Honest Coffee

Simple but consistent combinations.

8 Exploration Lane, Melbourne

Chancery Lane

Go for the foie gras toastie.

430 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
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