A new sandwich bar and cafe has arrived in Redfern this month, freshening up a forgotten fruit and vegetable store on George Street. Scout’s Honour has been named for Harper Lee’s tomboy heroine, Scout Finch, as well as being a salute to owner Georgia Woodyard’s time spent as a scout in her hometown of Mitchell in NSW. And just like a scout’s honour, the space is bright and honest – featuring a neat menu of stacked sandwiches, simple staples and sweets all served from a street facing white-tiled counter.
Towards the back is a trim hideaway cafe space, with high benches for four and a long communal table. Edison bulbs hover above the bar, while hanging forest ferns and large baskets of citrus add spurs of green to clean white walls. Lunch is the focus at Scout’s, and sandwiches are the feature. Towering and piled tall with the thickest cut bread, there are five fixes to try, including the Scout Corned Beef with roast broccoli, kale, cheddar, sweet onion and mustard, and the slow cooked pork with brie, wild rocket, fresh apple, lemon and mayo. The Scout Salad is a seasonal mix, featuring fresh herbs, nuts, seeds and vegetables.
You’ll also find Five Senses espresso, milkshakes and fresh juices to drink, as well as a set of pre-lunch options like muesli, a breakfast plate and a breakfast sandwich. Scout’s is a welcome inclusion to the Sydney sandwich scene, with locally sourced produce and a fresh, simple and honest approach.