Hector’s Deli

Wednesday
7:30am - 3:00pm
94 Buckingham Street Richmond 3121

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notable gluten-free options

Hector’s Deli might be the most over-qualified sandwich shop in Melbourne.

Owners Dom Wilton and Edward Ring and their staff have worked in some of Melbourne’s most iconic venues. Wilton and former co-owner Jason Barratt first worked together as chefs at Stokehouse, while Barratt – a former chef de partie at Attica – met head barista Zac Kelly when they were both at LB2 Specialty Coffee.

It’s a heady set of credentials, but Hector’s Deli keeps things uncomplicated. The guys are drawing from their experiences, not recreating them.

The six sandwich varieties are mostly corner-store standards, with elevated ingredients. Meat for the Wagyu pastrami sandwich comes from Meatsmith, while the ham, cheese and tomato uses mortadella, mozzarella and provolone. Gluten-free bread is available.

Coffee comes from Axil Coffee Roasters, milk from St David Dairy and pastries from Rustica.

Hector’s is located on the corner of a quiet suburban block. Tall windows let in plenty of morning light. It’s small, with only eight seats inside, and a pared back fit-out with clean white brickwork and white tiles. Retro-tinged graphics on uniforms and elsewhere by Never Now design studio add just the right amount of character and colour.