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Enmore Road's Beloved Sandwich Cafe and Bakery Saga Is Closing Down After Six Years

You've got two more weeks to get your hands on a Saga sambo — but, never fear, Andy Bowdy has big plans for the future.
By Ben Hansen
June 15, 2023
By Ben Hansen
June 15, 2023

A hub for some of the best sandwiches and baked goods in Sydney, Saga Enmore has been delighting tastebuds in the Inner West for over six years now. But, all good things must come to an end, with owner Andy Bowdy announcing that the cafe would be calling it quits — and that he'd be looking towards bigger things — via a post on Instagram.

"Growing up playing backyard cricket we always played by the rule six and out… Sometimes these rules apply to life and Saga has just smashed the ball three houses down. After six and a bit years Mads and myself feel like it's time to call it a day for Saga, " the post reads.


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"It's been a ride filled with ups and downs, wonderful staff, a pandemic, many a sweet treat, an opening and closing of a second location, and of course the chance to meet and cook for all of the people who walked through our doors and supported our little cafe in Enmore. It's a dream I don't think either of us ever thought we would realise and it was an absolute privilege to have you all along for the ride."

Bowdy opened Saga after serving as the pastry chef down the road at Hartsyard. His venture quickly built a cult following for its no-fuss cafe with next-level pastries and loaded sambos. Bowdy fans mustn't fear, however, with the post also alluding to plenty of exciting culinary developments to come in the future.

Jarrad Shaw

"Obviously I can't do much besides cook so don't panic, I'll still be making celebration cakes and other deliciousness. We are busy working on a new project which we will be able to share with you very soon!!"

Saga will close on Sunday, June 25. So, if you want to squeeze in one more taste of the team's delectable goods (for now at least), then you've still got two weeks.

Kimberly Low

Saga Enmore is located at 178 Enmore Road, Enmore. Its last day of operation will be Sunday, June 25. Until then it'll be open 9am–3pm Wednesday–Sunday.

Top image: Kimberley Low.

Published on June 15, 2023 by Ben Hansen
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