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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.