Back in July South Dowling Sandwiches — undisputed creators of some of the best sangas in the city — confirmed they'd be opening a second outpost in Alexandria. And today, Wednesday, August 17, they've finally done it: after 15 years in the biz, the eatery has expanded for the very first time.
An expansion of the wildly popular family-run sandwich shop had been in the works for a while, but the Labi family were waiting for the perfect location, says PR Manager and family member Jordana Labi. The site they've opened up in is located in the Bourke Centre at 110 Bourke Road, down near The Grounds.
South Dowling Sandwiches 2.0 sticks to the culinary concept that's made the original so successful — that is, jumbo sangas packed with fresh ingredients in delicious combinations, sold at affordable prices. For example, the Leg Ham comes with the eponymous protein, plus honey mustard, herb mayo, bocconcini, Roma tomato, lettuce and rocket, and sells for just eight smackaroos. If you've yet to acquaint yourself with the menu, check it out over here.
Darlinghurst regulars will be used to wolfing down a sandwich in a hole-in-the-wall, but the new cafe is bigger, with more seating. "Look-wise, it's more modern," says Labi. "We had a design team take care of the interior." One feature is a blown-up photo of the outside of the original store. What's more, you'll be chasing your bread-encased feast with a Little Marionette coffee.
South Dowling Sandwiches is now open at Shop 42C, 110 Bourke Road, Alexandria. For more info on the new store and some sandwich porn, visit their Instagram.