John Montagu

John Montagu

Monday
7:00am - 4:00pm
144 Cathedral Street Woolloomoo 2011

Named after the fourth Earl of Sandwich, who is widely believed to have invented the lunchtime staple, this cafe is decorated simply, with bright-blue striped awnings shading outdoor tables.

Take a seat at the blond-wood communal table while you enjoy a range of sandwiches, handcrafted from loaves by Mosman’s St Honoré bakery. There are four options: house-cured salmon with avocado; dill cream cheese and salmon roe on rye; or field mushroom with truffled parmesan, garlic crème fraîche and rocket on multigrain. For something that will fill you up all the way to dinner, the beef cheek is braised for 12 hours, served tender on a sandwich with cheddar, sauerkraut, Spanish onion and house glaze.

The bacon-and-egg bun with house-made secret sauce is popular with the local tradies while the house granola with seasonal fruits and honeyed yoghurt is available on the go. Di Gabriel beans take care of the espresso, and cold-drip coffee is served in scotch glasses with a lime wedge.

Budget

Features

  • coffee roasting on site