Joe’s Sandwich Bar
For these guys, making a great vegan sandwich isn’t about the most convincing meat substitutions and fake cheese, it’s about the vegetables.
The menu makes use of spice, pickling and slow-roasting to bring out the flavours in each elaborate sandwich. The miso eggplant is served with furikake (sesame seed and seaweed seasoning), pickled ginger and Japanese slaw. The coconut greens sandwich is piled with coconut-and-lime-roasted silverbeet, fennel and shaved broccoli. There’s also a B.L.A.T with smoky tempeh in place of bacon. Joe’s serves coffee by Coffee Bondi Beach(https://www.broadsheet.com.au/sydney/cafes/coffee-bondi-beach) and the nut milks are made in-house.
Joe’s Sandwich Bar took the place of Zeitgeist’s CBD spot. The vegan eatery shut down because of (now-completed) construction surrounding the heritage building. The fit-out of the tiny space hasn’t changed; it’s still a cubby hole in the basement of a beautiful building. And the only seating is on crates.