We’ve got a crust on toasties. The sandwich may have been around for 253 years, but it’s the hot, gooey toasted version we whole-heartedly crave when winter crumbs round. So get your buns off the couch and rise to the occasion, because we’ve put together a list of Brisbane’s best toasties and jaffles that are jam-packed with goodness. Let’s get bready to crumble!
The Milk Factory | South Brisbane
Three cheeses are never a crowd when they’re melted and served between bread at The Milk Factory. Spread with buttery mustard leek and crammed with gooey cheese, The Meltdown is no half-baked sanga. The carnivores amongst us can even add prosciutto.
South Side Tea Room | Morningside
You dough-not have to choose between savoury and sweet and sweet at Southside, where the A-B-C grilled cheese comes with apples, smoked bacon and cheddar with maple mayo dipping sauce.
Dovetail on Overend | Norman Park
If our list of gluten-packed goodness has you wanting a pita the action but you’re body says ‘dough way!,’ you can get your gluten-free toastie and eat it too at Dovetail on Overend, with Bangalow ham, gruyere cheese and mustard crammed between sourdough or gluten-free bread.
Famished on Frasers | Ashgrove
Anyway you slice it, Famished on Frasers’ pulled pork shoulder jaffle is a brunch worth getting up for. Bursting with fried egg, crumbled Mersey Valley cheddar and hollandaise, trust us when we say you knead this in your life.
Spring | CBD
Spring offers no less than five original jaffle flavours on their Tuckshop menu. You butter believe it, there’s everything from baked beans and cheddar to spaghetti and meatballs on the list that will have you coming back a-grain and a-grain.
Pearl Cafe | Woollangabba
We can’t baguette the delicious new addition to Pearl Café’s winter menu. Three cheeses and leek are combined with a swab of French mustard on deliciously crusty French bread for a toastie that oozes sophistication.
Statler & Waldorf | Paddington
Jaffles AND soup? Statler & Waldorf really know how to make an weekday better. As if their ham hock and Swiss or mushroom, spinach and goats cheese jaffles weren’t tasty enough, they’ll even pair it with a side of hot winter soup. Can we just stay until it’s beer o’clock?
Get ready to get toasty.
Words by Rebecca Grady