It's happened. The humble toastie, like the bagel and burger before it, has finally been Pygmalioned from our dreams into real life. The wondrous food is being championed by hospitality old hats Frank Rusitovski and Dean Trpeski in their new venture: a drive-through container café dedicated to toasties.
The High Street Preston cafe also has the best name we've ever heard: Cheese & Bread. Who doesn't want to start a winter work day with a coffee in hand and cheese oozing out the sides of a fat stacked toastie?
The concept (as you may infer from the name) is toasted sandies and speciality coffee. Like the perfect pairing of cheese and bread, the menu is similarly named after famous duos — there's the Bert and Ernie (roast beef, caramelised onions, spinach and house blend cheese), the Batman and Robin (American wagyu patty, crispy beef strip and house blend cheese) and the Mario and Luigi (pesto, roma tomatoes and house blend cheese). For sweet tooths, there's also the Winnie and Tigger, which is filled with Nutella, house blend cheese and sprinkles. We're not so sure about that last one, but hey — we've known stranger pairings than that. The sides menu is not too shabs either, featuring pickled onions and cucumbers, poutine fries (oh yeah) and sujuk sausage.
So Preston, get those sandies in your handies — and never drive to work hungry again.