The humble toasted sandwich can cheer you up on the chilliest of days – warm up to these gourmet local offerings
THE solution to cure cold and rainy-day blues is simple – food. Heart-warming, carb-loaded and cheese-dripping food.
Embrace the cold snap and find comfort in a trusty toasted sandwich.
We’ve mapped out some of the best places on the Coast serving up the lunchtime favourite this chilly season, from
ultimate gourmet to classic ham and cheese.
This coastal cafe is a hot spot for coffee lovers to regroup
post-swim or surf. But don’t stop at coffee. Francis Bean’s food is as good as their brew and this winter we are drooling over their pesto chicken, sun-dried tomato, rocket and cheese toastie
on Turkish bread. 3 Mari St, Alexandra Headland.
They may call themselves The Nines but their classic bacon and egg toastie gets 10/10. The classic combo of bacon, egg,
cheese and home-made tomato relish is a winner any time of the day. It’s simple yet effective – and downright delicious. 17A
Homemaker Centre, Maroochydore Rd, Maroochydore.
The Milk Bar Coffee Co
Save the milkshakes for summer and dig into another form of
dairy at The Milk Bar Coffee Co this winter. The black truffle mushroom and three-cheese toastie is a cheese lover’s delight. It’ll keep you warm, satisfied and ever-so-happy during the
dreary season. 1B/68 Sixth Ave, Maroochydore.
It’s the place to go when a serious thirst needs quenching but the creative drink-makers of Quenchers are also talented wrap
artists. Turn up the heat on a popular summertime lunch choice and get your wrap toasted. Our pick combines tuna, cheese, olives, tomato and spinach all wrapped up in a nutritious bundle of comfort food. 2/9–11 Sunshine Beach Rd, Noosa Heads.
Canteen Kitchen + Bar
Go back to an old-school favourite at the Canteen Kitchen + Bar. Thickly sliced triple-smoked ham and tasty cheese sit perfectly between two slices of toast. Why not put a juice box in your backpack and make it a proper lunch break like the good
old days? 1748 David Low Way, Coolum Beach.
What could be better than a BLT? A toasted BLT. Shotgun
Espresso has hit the spot combining free-range bacon, lettuce
and roma tomato toasted between your choice of sourdough or white bread. But what takes this BLT to the next level is the
house-made mayonnaise. Bullseye. 48 Maple St, Maleny. Potters Pantry Cafe
Go green at Potters Pantry Cafe with an exotic twist to
avocado. The green goodness is toasted between Turkish bread
and complimented with lemon and thyme goats cheese, tomato
and cos lettuce. 10/113 Poinciana Ave, Tewantin.
For an American take on comfort food, a loaded Reuben
sandwich is on the menu. Depot Cafe has maintained its “fresh is best” philosophy by toasting the finest corned beef, swiss cheese, sauerkraut, pickles and thousand island dressing
between seeded sourdough. 4/239 Gympie Tce. Noosaville. Project Espresso
If melted cheese, tender chicken or roasted tomatoes don’t
tickle your taste buds, swap savoury for sweet at Project Espresso with a chocolate-filled jaffle. Oozing with cocoa
goodness and topped off with your choice of fresh strawberries or banana, be sure to treat yourself this winter. 2/9 First Ave, Maroochydore.
◗ Project Espresso has put a sweet twist on toasties with their chocolate-filled jaffle.
Francis Bean’s pesto chicken, sun-dried tomato, cheese and rocket toastie.