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10 Cheap Eats In Surry Hills Under $10

By Ellie Schneider - 05 Dec 2013

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O Organic Produce Cafe
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There is no shortage of flavoursome lunch options in the Surry Hills neighbourhood. But if you're hoping to eat on the cheap and are looking for real value for your money, check out our top Surry Hills lunch picks for less than $10.  

From succulent meat sandwiches to hearty salads and sushi, Surry Hills is bustling with wallet-friendly choices.

Pablo's Charcoal Chicken & Ribs

Serving up affordable lunch fare at lightning speed, Pablo's delivers a delectable chicken roll of fresh cut ¼ chicken, lettuce and mayo, at the fair price of just $9. Other tasty bargains include the Portuguese burger (also $9), Cajun burger ($9.50) and a hearty jacket potato with your choice of three fillings ($4.5).

O Organic Produce Cafe

For a delicious and cheap meal, it's hard to go past O Organic Produce Café. The nourishing options are vast—but there's nothing more satisfying than wrapping your hands around a delicious egg and bacon roll. At $8.50 this one is great value for money and comes topped with AC Butchery honey, tomato, spinach and spiced tomato and zucchini chutney.

Cafe Mint

At just $9.50 you can pick up a Lebanese pita wrap brimming with scrumptious options such as: lamb kefta, mint yoghurt and salad; chicken, za'atar and baba ghanoush; or grilled haloumi with muhammara—guaranteed to curb those midday cravings!

Bourke Street Bakery

Proffering up a spectrum of savoury baked treats, the lunch options at Bourke Street Bakery are brimming with all kinds of mouth-watering fillings. Try the pork and fennel sausage roll ($4.50) or opt for a comforting bacon, Gruyère and leek quiche ($5)—both delicious!

Mohr Fish

Tasty, fresh seafood is the name of the game here.  To eat in may get a bit pricey, but takeaway you've got yourself a steal! A serving of prawn and fish dumplings comes in at just $8.50.

Fatima's Lebanese Restaurant

A classic Lebanese diner, Fatima's is a Surry Hills late-night institution. Head down during lunch hour to get some tasty shish kebab with hummus and tabouli ($7.50), or a bunch of good ol' finger licking good lady fingers, for a mere $3 a pop.

Arthur Street Kitchen

Delivering homemade salads to the local Surry Hills folk, Arthur Street Kitchen offers nutritious salads filled with flavorsome options such as: roast beetroot with caramelised turnip, radish, edamame beans and wasabi mayonnaise; or chargrilled broccoli with chickpeas, almonds, lemon, chilli and shaved parmesan—medium size $10.

Le Monde

Is there anything better than a classic BLT, just like mum use to make it? Le Monde is getting it right with Schulz Smokehouse bacon, lettuce, and vine-ripened tomato, smothered with house-made mayonnaise ($10)—plus they serve up some of the best coffee in the area.

Zushi Restaurant

For a really light and satisfying lunch you just can't go past Japanese. Zushi on Crown Street offers a $10 Chef's Lunch, Monday to Friday, with options spanning fresh sashimi and rice, to Japanese deep-fried chicken, and a hearty udon noodle soup. The menu changes daily and is posted on the Zushi Facebook page.

Mr Crackles

Giving the local eateries a run for their money, Mr Crackles serves up ultra-satisfying options that ooze meaty goodness. We strongly suggest the Crackles Classic, filled with crispy skinned, slow-roasted, 5-spiced pork belly served with Vietnamese salad in a roll—$10.

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By Ellie Schneider

Ellie has worked in communications for the past four years, from copywriting and content production, to a stint presenting on national community radio. Most recently, Ellie worked for New York’s leading music magazine, CMJ. Having grown up in Bondi, Ellie knows Sydney inside-out, and on the weekends can usually be spotted, chai in hand, lazing on the grass at the local farmers' markets.