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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Saga

The first solo venture from pastry maestro Andy Bowdy and his partner, ex-Hartsyard manager Maddison Howes.

178 Enmore Road, Enmore

Prince of York

The toastie here is unlike any others we've seen. Cheese and bone marrow, with an egg on top and a side of veal tartare.

18 York Street, Sydney

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

Porch and Parlour

Dark sourdough toasted and filled with kimchi and oozy gruyere.

17/110 Ramsgate Avenue, North Bondi
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Brickfields

The toastie roster at this Chippendale favourite changes constantly, but there's always four toasties on offer. The vego option in particular is always a knock-out.

206 Cleveland Street, Chippendale

The Stinking Bishops

It's an eatery devoted to cheese, so they know what they're doing. Toasties are only available between 12–4pm on Fridays and Saturdays but it's worth the effort to plan to have these sangas.

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, Woolloomooloo

Scout's Honour

The selection is always changing and always excellent.

118 George St, Redfern

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

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

Mayflower

Mayflower wasn’t content with putting truffles inside the cheesy, gooey croque monsieur; it also comes with a generous serve of shaved truffle on top.

2/203A Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst