To people who say they could give up bread, we say toasties. We say pulled pork toasties, mac 'n' cheese toasties and even plain old (but equally as delicious) cheese toasties.
And while we can all grill cheese between bread at home, why would you when Perth 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 Perth 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.
Here are Perth's best toasties.
If you want a loaded, greasy toastie, look no further than Toastface Grillah’s Return of the Mac—that’s right, macaroni with melted cheese and truffle oil in crispy garlic bread. If you're more of a sweet tooth, try The King—peanut butter, banana and creamy double cream brie (sounds crazy, but we swear it will change your life). If you’re not into the fancy stuff you can get a good old 3-cheese toastie or ham ‘n’ cheese on sourdough.
Located next to Short Order in Fremantle, this new gourmet toastie bar knows how to bring on the drools. They offer savoury melts on sourdough bread and sweet treats on brioche dough. Think Nonna Peppa’s meatball toastie with napolitana sauce and a 3-cheese blend, followed by the S’mores toastie (yes, you read that correctly—Nutella, bickie crumbs and marshmallowy goodness).
When you see a jaffle with jaffle crack seasoning, you order it; and that's exactly what you'll find at Foxtrot Unicorn. These jaffles also come with garlic butter and crusted parmesan, and they pair perfectly with the many delicious cocktails on offer. Don’t forget they have a vegan version of this toastie too—complete with miso and garlic kimchi.
Speaking of the best toasties in town, Sammy's consistently pulls out all the stops. Splash out on the French Dip—we’re talking roast beef with caramelised onion, cheddar, mustard and beef jus. For something a little more dairy, their 3 cheese toastie is a decadent combination of provolone and aged cheddar; while the spicy sammy—nduja, tomato and basil, toasted—will get your tastebuds tingling.
This place offers a beautiful spot to grab a coffee and chill, as well as some baller toasties. Think Daddy Mac: cream mac and cheese in a toastie, as well as pumpkin and feta toasties plus chicken and sriracha too. Don’t forget they offer other toasties on a rotational menu—they’ve had chicken parmi toasties and a cheesy lasagne toastie before.
Toast My Curry
Did you know Perth is home to the world's first (and only) curry toasties? You can go for the traditional curry toastie, or up the ante with a naastie—a naan bread toastie. It's just as good as it sounds. Plus, for every toastie you buy, Toast My Curry donates a meal through their curry4curry program to help motivate kids in Mumbai to continue their education.
The Wine Merchant
Toasties might not be the first thing that comes to mind at The Wine Merchant, but one bite of the triple cheese toastie and you won't be thinking of much else. Made using brioche loaves, they layer on cheddar, parmesan, Swizz and Halls Suzette cheese, along with a truffle béchamel and grated truffle. You can also add a fried egg if you feel so inclined.
Bread In Common
You all know how good the bread is at Bread In Common, so it’s only fitting that these guys whip up some of Perth's best toasties—think beef minute steak with comte, onion, rocket and horseradish. They’re so good they'll make you feel genuinely sad for people who can’t eat bread. Or cheese. Life just isn’t fair. More for us I guess?
City Farm Cafe
It would be remiss of us not to include City Farm Cafe's delectable croque monsieur. This baby is stuffed with loads of ham and cheese and topped with an egg. Not to mention, the crushed avocado with lemon on organic toast is one of the best avo/toast combos we've had. What more could you want?
Using Mary Street Bakery bread, Flo has been ahead of the toastie curve for years now. Inspired by Korean streetfood, they’ve got an amazing cheese and kimchi toastie for us to devour. Full of the goodies like cheese and pulled pork, the toasties maaaaybe aren’t that healthy but it doesn’t matter, because they are THAT good.
Handy Coffee Co
Along with deliciously pink coated croissants and butterfly pea lattes, Handy Coffee Co does toasties. And they're pretty remarkable. The Monster Club is BBQ chicken, bacon, egg, greens, BBQ sauce and kewpie mayonnaise served between two slices of perfectly toasted Texas sliced bread and it's incredible. Pair yours with a cold-pressed juice for a perfectly balanced meal.
Old Boy Cafe
There’s something about a good jaffle that you just can’t beat. Old Boy Cafe is dishing up lasagne toasties, vegemite toasties, brekky toasties and more, and they are all dang delicious.
Lady Latte is whipping up gourmet jaffles on white or rye bread and if you dine in they'll be pimped up with extra toppings. Go The Matador with chorizo, roasted peppers, chipotle aioli, onion jam and cheese, or the El Diablo filled with cola baked ham, avocado, tomato, red onion, salsa, jalapenos and cheese. Vegans will not want to miss the vegan mac n' cheese.
The Jaffle Shack
WEST PERTH AND SUBIACO (AND GERALDTON)
You no longer have to head to Geraldton to taste The Jaffle Shack's delicious, cheesy creations, thanks to their Perth cafes. Their Eggs Benedict Jaffle is perfection for breakfast, and for lunch, we’re all about the Nutty Chicken loaded with chicken, chorizo, almonds, spinach, aioli and plenty of stretchy mozzarella.
Grilled To The Mac
With a name like Grilled To The Mac you already know they have mastered the mac 'n' cheese toasties. But these clever kids also do delish Reubens and cubanos that will make you feel like you’re in North America, the land of comfort food.
Want more carby goodness? Here's where to find Perth's best bakeries.
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