OlMate's Is the New Southbank Eatery Pairing Quality Coffee and Satisfying Sangas

This new collaboration from the minds at Reverence Coffee Roasters is slinging modern reworkings of all the sandwich classics.
Libby Curran
Published on February 22, 2023

If your sandwich obsession is rivalled only by your love of a top-notch cuppa, you'll find plenty to like about one recent culinary addition to Melbourne Arts Precinct. Having made its home on Kavanagh Street at the end of last year, OlMate's is a new sanga and coffee joint that's already earned itself a loyal following of brekkie and lunch fans.

This one's the brainchild of Reverence Coffee Roasters' Andreas and Annie Martinu, along with Martin Mcevoy and Nicholas Tan. And with Palermo Head Chef Michael Dalton helping steer the menu, it's got some chops.

Decked out in fresh green and white, OlMate's is celebrating the beauty in simplicity with a short-but-sweet food offering matched to quality Reverence coffee. Sandwich fiends can expect well-crafted, refreshed classics like the Big Tuna — a riff on the tuna melt featuring nori aioli and provolone on Tuscan-style flatbread — plus the plant-based roast cauliflower roll with green chilli sauce, and a hot egg salad brekkie muffin.

The roast beef sanga heroes spice-crusted meat, mint and coriander chutney, and comes paired with a rogan josh dipping sauce. And a hefty salad sandwich teams beetroot, sprouts and other goodies with either lemon roast chicken or vegan-friendly crushed chickpeas.

Sips by Reverence showcase the roaster's Lion Tamer blend alongside a rotating single-origin batch brew, with a fun illustration of co-owner Andreas gracing the statement green takeaway coffee cups. Otherwise, you can match your feed with an icy beer from the likes of Bodriggy, Hop Nation or Balter.

Find OlMate's at 20 Kavanagh Street, Southbank — open from 7am–2.30pm weekdays and from 8am–2.30pm Saturdays.

Published on February 22, 2023 by Libby Curran
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