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Good Ways Deli Is Coming to Alexandria with Its New Bakery-Focused Outpost This Month

Opening in a heritage-listed corner building, Good Ways Deli version two will open on Saturday, November 19.
By Ben Hansen
November 08, 2022
By Ben Hansen
November 08, 2022

Good Ways Deli has built a cult following for its fresh piled-high sandwiches and standout coffee since opening in Redfern last year. Despite arriving in a suburb known for top-notch bakeries, the brainchild of Jordan McKenzie and Tom Pye has carved out a beloved niche with kangaroo mortadella sandos, nostalgic baked goods, milo thickshakes and a selection of top-notch pantry items.

Just over one year later, Good Ways is already expanding with a new outpost just a couple of suburbs over. McKenzie and Pye have revealed that they're opening a second location in Alexandria, and they've locked in a date on when it'll be swinging open its doors — Saturday, November 19.

Located on Buckland Street, this new iteration of Good Ways will boast all of the highlights of the Redfern spot, while also bringing in a stronger focus on bakery items. This will include new forrays into the world of pastries, loaves of bread available for purchase and the roo sausage rolls that were recently an absolute standout at the Bush Bake Sale.

Good Ways Deli Alexandria will be housed in a heritage-listed corner building right across from a park — a perfect spot for a new cafe and one that McKenzie and Pye came across almost by accident.

"We were kind of looking, but not really looking," Pye says. "And then I cycled past one day and there was a little A4 piece of paper in the window which said 'for rent'. So I called the number and I met the landlord that day."

"The street's a bit of a cycling thoroughfare. It's close to South Eveleigh precinct. We felt like it's just a really good location that, when the opportunity arose, we were just like let's do it."

To kick things off at the new outpost, Good Ways will be hiding golden tickets with a bunch of freebies on them around Alexandria. The duo hope this will not only drum up some hype, but also encourage locals to come in, say hi and try out a sandwich, coffee or pastry. McKenzie says it's "all about building community".

Keep your eye on the Good Ways Deli Instagram page and poles around Alexandria as these golden tickets will be found on posters hung around the suburb in the lead-up to the opening.

Good Ways Deli Alexandria will open on Saturday, November 19 at 81 Buckland Street, Alexandria.

Images: Nikki To

Published on November 08, 2022 by Ben Hansen
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