The Best Sandwiches in Perth

Updated 1 month ago


After sunshine and surf, sandwiches are what keep this city humming. Perth’s love for the humble sanga started in the ’50s, when grocers like The Re Store and now-closed Di Chiera started selling their fast-hit continental rolls. Since then, we’ve embraced the lot – bread lined with crispy porchetta, fried chicken, meatballs, fried oysters, baked eggplant and almost every other meat, seafood or veg imaginable. And the popularity of relative newcomers such as Peggy’s, Bagel O’s and Drasko’s Hot Chicken shows that really, we’re just getting started. For your next lunch hour pit stop, swing by one of these excellent sandwich houses, which have been tested and curated by Broadsheet’s expert food and drink editors.

  • Serving continental groceries since 1936. Not to mention a contender for Perth's best conti roll.

  • This airy sandwich spot in an 1890s heritage-listed space does cool remixes of classic sandwiches including conti rolls, chicken-schnitty subs and an ode to the Sausage McMuffin.

  • A classic neighbourhood corner store with freshly baked bread and a Mediterranean-style menu.

  • Perth’s favourite nuovo Italian diner brings a round-the-clock party. Hit the courtyard for puffy pizza, lo-fi wines and fun snacks. And, if the vibes are right, head to the bar after for a boogie.

  • Ethos' kitchen only cooks West Australian ingredients, all the soft drinks are house-made, and the no-waste menu – focusing on secondary cuts of meat, by-catches and imperfect produce – leans hard into Eastern European food culture.

  • This former pop-up now has a permanent deli serving benchmark conti rolls, doorstopper focaccias and takeaway sauces and conserva. Rolls are baked to order daily, filled with care and are worthy of the hype.

  • A petite sandwich cafe serving made-to-order Reubens, chicken katsu sandos and eggplant parmies. Take them across the road to eat at picturesque Jackadder Lake Reserve, along with coffee by up-and-coming Perth roaster, Timely Coffees.

  • If you’re a jazz fan, you know Satchmo was Louis Armstrong’s nickname. This vinyl-toting, bagel-slinging cafe is just as cool.

  • This suburban takeaway joint serves some of the city’s mightiest porchetta panini. Alongside that, it sells slabs of Roman-style pizza with house-made sausage, plus changing pasta and street-food specials.

  • This dedicated bagel deli has captivated Perth’s carb lovers. Expect bagels that are perfectly chewy on the outside and soft on the inside. They might be stacked with juicy hand-made meatballs, crispy chicken parm or elevated curried egg.

  • This buzzing chicken shop – from the founder of Short Order Burger Co – offers chicken tenders for both meat-eaters and vegans. Come early for the signature chicken skin sandwich – it sells out fast.

  • If you like no holds-barred, bombastic brunches, Architects and Heroes will get a big tick. Plus, it's underpinned by a serious commitment to high-quality coffee.

  • At this diner, a journalist-turned-chef is using techniques he learned at Copenhagen's renowned Noma to make fantastic Nashville-style hot fried chicken.

  • Some of the best bahn mi in town.

  • Meet your new office-lunch favourite, with Asian- and Italian-inspired subs made to order. You might go for a classic conti roll, a vego panini with eggplant parmigiana and Napoli sauce, or a banh mi-inspired roll with slow-roasted porchetta, house pickles and chilli.

  • Gastronomique baguettes and toasties for less than a tenner.

  • The brand has joined Boston Brewing Co in the Vic Quarter apartment complex, bringing Beaufort Street cool, expert coffee and elevated “stuff on toast” to Albany Highway.

  • This is one of Freo's best-loved spots. Now, after a makeover, it's looking better than ever. The food here is a cut above your average fish’n’chip joint. Choose from different fish fillets at the fry section. Or wander over to the whole-seafood for some sardines and king prawns. Then there's raw and grilled seafood, plus a killer fish burger. It's all backed up by a big wine list and a good roster of bottled cocktails.

  • Breakfast at its best, from grab-and-go to stay-a-while.

  • Grab an Aperol Spritz, watch the waves and pretend you're on the Amalfi coast.

  • A suburban cafe serving specialty coffee alongside great doughnuts and house-smoked barbeque meats.

  • This dedicated pasta shop and deli feels more like it’s in Tuscany than Cottesloe. Go for Roman-style pizza, superb conti rolls, fresh-made pasta and produce from WA's southwest. As for drinks? An espresso or chinotto wouldn’t go astray.

  • A neighbourly sandwich bar serving quick, fresh grab-and-go lunches. Visit for its loaded Italian-leaning subs (including a killer continental roll), strong coffee and house-made carrot cake and biscotti.

  • This Italo-style grocer is a one-stop destination for loaded paninis, coffee, ready-made Italian meals and pantry staples. Wrap your mitts around one of its beloved continental rolls, which come stacked with cold-cuts, Swiss cheese, antipasto and a secret house-made sauce.