Anyone can make a toasted sandwich or jaffle (i.e. a toasted sandwich with crimped, sealed edges). Slap together some bread, cheese and whatever else you like, and it's ready to go.

But as good as the average homemade toastie is, it's got nothing on the sangas at these spots. Leave the house and you'll be rewarded with fancy cheeses, handmade sourdough and even a tea-infused beef filling.

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Penny’s Cheese Shop

The eponymous Penny is a former cheesemaker who fills her toasties with a rotating cast of four cheeses. There’s always a cheddar (for sharpness) and a raclette (for meltiness), though. More cheese goes on the outside of the sandwich for insane crispness.

4 Roslyn Street, Potts Point

Toastie Toast Co.

Takes comfort eating to its logical conclusion with classic cheese toasties and some more sophisticated options too.

3 113-115 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

Ouroboros Organic Wholefoods

Three options on Sonoma sourdough.

1/118 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills

Scout's Honour

The selection is always changing and always excellent.

118 George St, Redfern

The Stinking Bishops

It's an eatery devoted to cheese, so they know what they're doing.

Shop 5 63-71 Enmore Road, Newtown
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John Montagu

Named after the purported inventor of the sandwich. That tells you something about how committed they are to the cause.

144 Cathedral Street, Woolloomoo

The Wedge Espresso

Sometimes, all you need is a plain ham and cheese combo.

53-55 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

Wilhelmina’s Liquid + Larder

Mushroom, cheese and truffle honey. Yes.

332 Darling Street, Balmain

Neighbourhood Bondi

Where else can you find a cheeseburger jaffle with fries inside?

143 Curlewis Street, Bondi
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Bourke Street Bakery

There's usually a few crackers on the menu.

633 Bourke Street, Surry Hills

Cabrito Coffee Traders

Simple toasties and damn good coffee.

10-14 Bulletin Place, Sydney

Arcadia Liquors

Toasties and drinks make great partners.

7 Cope Street, Redfern