Your carb intake is in good care at The Sandwich Shop in Surry Hills.
This new eatery is all about finding interesting fillings for slices of rye, sourdough and bagels. Run by a cute couple who used to work at Bondi Pizza, this place just opened yesterday and offers versions of the classic chicken schnitz, Reuben and club sandwich as well as salads for the carb-wary. You can also create your own sambo, calling on ingredients such as pulled pork, smoked salmon, fontina cheese and grilled haloumi (to name just a sandwich-expanding few) and condiments such as house-made blue cheese dressing, chipotle mayo or poppy seed vinaigrette.
I chose to freestyle it, stacking my quinoa and soy slices with caramelised pumpkin, provolone, kipfler potatoes, house-made coleslaw and a good spread of avocado.
To bait sweet tooths, The Sandwich Shop also has a counter of Brasserie Bread pastries. I singled out some lovely friands (orange and hazelnut; berry and pistachio), just in case a shortfall of sugar was going to be a pressing problem I’d face later that day (as if – I was just really greedy). I’d like to go back and try on a few more ingredient-loading sandwich possibilities. And if you’re around early enough, the menu offers Breakfast Sliders ($4 each), Spelt and Honey Banana Bread and toast that you can slather with pinot jam, honey or cream cheese.
One of the eatery’s neighbours is the very charming homewares store, Shelf/Life. Do check it out, the shop always has a likeable selection of stationery and ethically made objects. Run by the lovely Jess Yee, Shelf/Life also has a cute site that is worth browsing – after all, it’s how I found out about The Sandwich Shop.
The Sandwich Shop, 44 Reservoir St, Surry Hills NSW (02) 9211 8710, www.thesandwichshop.com.au