Sandwiches at Bowery to Williamsburg

Sometimes, all you want for lunch is a really good sandwich. Enter: Bowery to Williamsburg, an American sandwich café tucked away in one of the laneways near Flinders Street. The sandwiches at this café are a bit pricey at $13, but they look and taste a lot better than the ordinary ham & cheese sandwich that you made for lunch this morning. Unless you’re a morning person who wakes up early every day to prepare a fancy gourmet sandwich for lunch. If this is the case, please make some for us too.

cuban pork sandwich

Lechon Adado sandwich – Cuban braised pork, yellow mustard slaw & pickled zucchini in a brioche bun

As you can see, this sandwich is practically a burger. All of the flavours were delicious, from the spices in the pork to the tangy freshness of the mustard slaw. The brioche bun was nice and soft. The only let-down was that the pulled pork was a bit on the dry side, probably due to re-heating.

fish sandwich

fish sandwich

Open Red & White sandwich – lox salmon, hot smoked kingfish, capers, frisee lettuce, limed onion & dill schmear on a pumpernickel bagel

This red and white (more like pink and white) open bagel sandwich was beautiful, with lovely bright colours. Salmon with cream cheese and herbs is a fairly typical flavor combination, but it tasted great nonetheless. The bagel itself was a bit tough to get through because the crust was hard, but the toppings of the sandwich were very satisfying.

turkey sandwich

Rachel sandwich – roast turkey breast, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing, sauerkraut & a pickle, in rye bread

This sandwich tasted as good as the others, but was difficult to finish because it was quite big, had lots of filling, and the turkey was a bit dry. While the sandwich itself was more than enough for one person to eat, we were glad we paid the extra $4 for the sides because the macaroni & cheese was delicious; creamy and not overly cheesy, with a crispy outer layer.

ground chorizo sandwich

Bolillo Tortas sandwich – ground chorizo, onion, tomato, guacamole & queso cotija in a brioche bun

This was another burger-esque sandwich with a brioche bun. The combination of chorizo, onion, tomato, guacamole and cheese is pretty fool proof, so it’s no surprise that it was a tasty meal.


Iced chocolate, iced coffee & raspberry milkshake

The iced coffee and iced chocolate tasted like standard café iced drinks – nothing special. The raspberry milkshake had a good, natural-tasting raspberry flavour, so it was easy to drink.



Decor inspired by New York subways

Verdict: Bowery to Williamsburg has some very satisfying sandwiches, and the mac and cheese is delicious.

Location: 16 Oliver Lane, CBD. They are open from 7:30am-3pm on weekdays and 8:30am-3pm on weekends.

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