Bakeries & Delis

The Best Sausage Rolls In Melbourne And Beyond For 2023

By Simon Cassar
17th Oct 2023

A thick sausage roll with sesame and fennel seeds on top.

We all love a good sausage roll, it’s a quintessential Aussie favourite known to locals and travellers alike, be it just as a breakfast snack or a whole meal.  

Keen to get your hands on one of the best sausage rolls Melbourne has on offer? Cast your eyes down to some top contenders.

Tivoli Road Bakery 

SOUTH YARRA 

Located near Toorak Road in South Yarra, Tivoli Road Bakery is a staple known for churning out the best sourdough bread in the area, along with a range of a variety of top-notch baked goods.

It's no surprise then that they've got one of the best sausage rolls Melbourne has, a perfectly flakey pastry encasing the TRB signature caramelised apple, pork, and fennel filling. Perfect for devouring on the go, or alongside a sweet treat inside, there’s no argument about this one. 

Loafer Bread

FITZROY NORTH

Loafer Bread, the North Fitzroy bakery slash takeaway cafe, which is famous for its snaking lines of locals every Saturday and Sunday, has sausage rolls absolutely dialled.

Their sausage roll is a full butter puff pastry with a mixture of organic grass-fed beef and roasted vegetables—it’s rich, it’s golden, it’s bloody delicious. They’ve also got a mushroom and barley edition — perfect for any vegetarian or vegan sausage roll enthusiasts.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Miller's Bread Kitchen 

DROMANA 

Another one worth a pilgrimage for, Miller's Bread Kitchen located down in the industrial estate of Dromana has one of the finest pie and sausage roll ovens going around.

Inside the heated cabinet, you'll catch a glimpse of their basically golden glowing sausage rolls, sizeable, and filled with staple free-range pork and fennel mix. Pair it alongside the house-made relish and take five.

Oasis Bakery

MURRUMBEENA & MORNINGTON

Oasis is a family-run Middle-Eastern wonderland. This grocery, bakery, and cafe have put their own stamp on the sausage roll, with a Lebanese-style mixture of spiced lamb Kafta and halloumi in a wholemeal pastry.

Set deep in the southside suburb of Murrumbeena, Oasis is consistently heaving with crowds trying to get their hands on the flakey goodness, so don’t sleep on one of the best sausage rolls Melbourne has going on.

Johnny Ripe 

MAIN RIDGE

So technically not a Melbourne inclusion but their sausage rolls are that bloody good that the city limits don't apply. Up in the hills of Main Ridge on the Mornington Peninsula, Johnny Ripe baked goods cause many city-dwelling folks to drive an hour out of town. Their sausage roll is quite the showstopper, it’s an absolute whopper and worthy of splitting with a companion.

It’s crafted hand-made pastry is that perfectly baked golden brown and the house-made tomato relish that it comes with sends the entire experience to an eleven. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Meatsmith 

VARIOUS LOCATIONS

Unsurprisingly Andrew McConnell’s speciality butcher store, Meatsmith produces an absolute spanker of a sausage roll. Their housemade pork and thyme pastry cannon packs a punch with herbs, mustard and spices and is engulfed in a butter puff pastry.

If you’re out of time to tuck into one you can stock the house at home as Meatsmith always has plenty of sauce-ammo behind the counter, letting you enjoy one right at home.

Bossy Boots Cafe 

BRIGHTON 

There’s a tonne of talent behind this joint and their sauso roll, helmed by Ben Forehan and Rachael Browne— both former Melbourne chefs of Stokehouse and Circa (The Prince of Wales).

With that CV it's no surprise that Bossy Boots is home to one of the best sausage rolls Melbourne has seen. Their style is classical, reminiscent of how Grandma makes it with premium minced beef, onion and carrot, and stuffed into a homemade crisped puff pastry.

Smith & Deli 

COLLINGWOOD

Shannon Martinez’s vegan metropolis in Collingwood is home to a tonne of plant-based treats but its take on the og sausage roll does a seriously good impression.

Smith & Deli’s sausage roll is comprised of vegetables and an ingenious spiced tofu mince— it stands tall right on its own and joins the fight alongside other meat-based inclusions as one of the best sausage rolls Melbourne has, plant-based or not. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Tony’s Pies

ESSENDON

With a legacy of over 30 years in Melbourne’s sausage roll game, it’s hard not to give Tony’s Pies a mention. Yes sure the pies are terrific and they’ve got the name front and centre on the store, but it's Tony’s lasagne sausage rolls that are the standout.

Rich Bolognese Sugo is laden with layers of pastry and provides one hell of an experience, traditional or not, that’s not for us to decide, but it's one of the best sausage rolls in Melbourne. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Falco Bakery

COLLINGWOOD

One of the chonkiest out there and a front-runner for the best sausage roll in Melbourne, Falco Bakery's extra thicc' number is one to ensure you've sampled.

Topped with sesame and fennel seeds, the outer crust of the sauso roll gives a textured crunch with each bite and the interior is a juicy pork and fennel mince. Sure the queue might snake out on Smith Street, but it's well worth the wait.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Dröm Bakery 

BAYSWATER

Dröm is the recently opened, TikTok-hyped, artisanal bakery in the Bayswater region, and just like their famed supermoon croissants, their sauso rolls are levelled up.

This one’s a combo of pork, onion and sage, and you know it’s bank-for-your-buck when its width is half the length—ideal proportions for a cheeky lunch or two-people snack. 

Pie Thief

FOOTSCRAY 

These guys are multifaceted in the savoury pastry department—not just renowned for their decadent pie flavours (lasagne pie, Thai red curry and vegan BBQ jackfruit), Pie Theif has also nailed their sausage roll.

Staying true to the classic, this Footscray takeaway gem serves up a pork and fennel combo that guarantees a buttery, juicy and nostalgic bite. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Hagan’s Organics 

VARIOUS LOCATIONs

With a rep for providing Melburnians with the highest quality, ethically raised and locally sourced meat, you can bet that Hagan’s Organics has mastered the sauso roll. This family-run butcher crafts three various boujee ‘finish at home’ sausage rolls.

Pick between an English classic with Cumberland sausage and stilton cheese, a spicey combo of lamb and beef,  or a pork, apple and sage number— each wrapped in an all-butter puff pastry.

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Image credit: Falco Bakery (supplied)

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