Why is melted cheese just so good? Sure, we can all grill cheese between bread at home, but why would you when Brisbane has this divine roster of creative, delicious, loaded and morish toasties.
We have deep-fried, mac ‘n’ cheese stuffed and even vegan toasties—making the toastie scene in Brisbane right now, quite frankly, next level. Here’s where to nab a top-notch toastie for your next lunch. Or breakfast, we won’t judge.
Cups On Melbourne
This cosy little coffee shop in South Brisbane does have a decadent breakfast menu, but it’s Cups On Melbourne’s toasties that have captured our attention. We’re talking thick sourdough slices piled with ham, oozing cheese, caramelized onion, rosemary butter and gherkins or jaffles with fillings like mushroom or savoury mince.
Denim Co’s short but sweet menu of jaffles is perfect for when you’re feeling peckish, with a cheese or cheese and vegemite jaffle to snack on between meals. In need of a morning feed? Grab their bacon and egg jaffle to go.
Make My Day
Coffee and toasties are Make My Day’s specialty, so you can bet they do both of them to perfection. Pouring Coffee Supreme brews, their lattes and flat whites are best paired with a cheesy toastie. The daily menu isn’t set in stone, but if there’s a kimchi toastie on the list when you visit, make sure you order up that one. It even comes served up with a side of dipping sauce—comfort food at it’s finest.
Coffee Head Co
Coffee Head Co does more than just a good cup of jo, it also does uber cheesy toasties to save you from mid-morning hanger. Wrap your hands around a Cheese Louise, stuffed with raclette, provolone, vintage cheddar (that’s right, three kinds of cheese) and caramelised onion shiraz jam, or The Cuban, with ham, smoked pork, pickles, gruyere cheese and dijonnaise. Either way, you can’t go wrong.
Fitz & Potts
If a character-filled rooftop bar complete with 70s-chic décor, astroturf, and a village vibe doesn’t scream “load me up with carby goodness!” then we don’t know what does. The jaffles at Fitz & Potts are all vegan, but that doesn’t make them any less cheesy, just more enjoyable for our dairy-intolerant friends. Check their daily specials board for fillings. Best enjoyed with a craft beer.
The Gift Shop
This hole-the-wall spot has been flying under the radar for a while now, but we think they should be shouted out for their epic toasties. Get your hands on the Holy Ham and Double Cheese Toastie, featuring layers (we’re talking multiple) of ham, cheddar, mozzarella, rocket and tomato relish on sourdough, or the Mighty Maria, a glorious stack of two types of salami, cheddar, bocconcini and end to end basil pesto on dark rye.
Honestly, it would almost be easier to tell you what Melt Brothers DOESN’T put between two slices of bread then what they do. Maple bacon with eggs and cheese, mac ‘n’ cheese with smokey BBQ sauce and ham with mozzarella are a few of our fave toasties, but the extras are where it’s really at. Add potato gems, hash browns, smashed avo, extra cheese—just don’t go overboard or you might not fit it in your mouth.
Getta Burger has proven they’re not only the kings of burgers, but can whip up a mean melt too. Their Getta beef brisket melt is loaded with 12-hour slow cooked beef brisket, oozing with cheese, and drizzled with sweet BBQ sauce. If beef isn’t your thing, there’s a pulled pork melt that looks just as good.
Nana & Da’s
Why have one singular type of cheese on your toastie when you can have three? Nana & Da’s are pros when it comes to toasties, and their current rendition features three different cheeses, buttered asparagus and tomato relish. An absolute gourmet treat.
Toasted or fresh, Danny Boys have millions (ok maybe not millions, but a quite a few) of sandwiches to satisfy your cravings. Their long list of flat grills are stacked with cheese and meats of all sorts. Personally, we can never go past their beef brisket number, with slow cooked beef brisket, Monterey jack cheese, mayonnaise and homemade BBQ sauce.
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Image credit: Cups on Melbourne, Coffee Head Co, Melt Brothers