Perth loves a toasted sandwich, and there are plenty of great examples close to the city centre (Toastface Grillah, Get Ya Fix and Livingstone’s Urban Jungle to name just three). There’s also Toast Cartel, which took over the kiosk left behind by cafe Eleven Squares in Fremantle’s Piazza shopping precinct.
The Toast Cartel concept is simple but the execution is ambitious. It’s open from 8am seven days, and on the weekends closing time is after everyone else has gone home, and can be as late as 5am.
Its bestsellers are The Godfather with slow-cooked bolognese and mozzarella, and the Piggie Smalls with pulled pork, chipotle barbeque sauce and cheddar. There are vegan varieties, gluten-free bread and sweet options such as the Walter White with condensed milk, banana and toasted coconut on brioche. Sandwiches cost between $8 and $10.
Coffee from Veneziano is joined by chai, turmeric, matcha and rooibos alternatives. Brownies are from The Blissful Batch, and there are a range of syrup-flavoured Cokes embellished with cream and mascarpone.