This Way Canteen

The Hinchcliff House team's crowd-pleasing CBD cafe — with a loaded sandwich menu, standout coffee and lunchtime beers.
Ben Hansen
January 18, 2024


Affordable brekkie and lunch in the CBD from an award-winning hospitality team — you don't come by that very often. But, that's exactly what you'll find at This Way Canteen. Located at the Museum of Sydney between Circular Quay and The Domain, the charming spot comes from House Made Hospitality, the crew behind the winning formula of Hinchcliff House, Promenade and Martinez.

Described as a "good-times sandwich bunker", This Way Canteen presents a simple crowd-pleasing menu with fresh produce at the core — plus, it won't break the bank, with all of the sandwiches here under $16. If you're on the hunt for a quick and easy lunch, set your sights on one of these foccacia sambos, ranging in fillings like spicy falafel and a classic schnitty to ramen pork or grilled mango chicken.

Maybe it's Friday and you want to give yourself a little treat? Well, just opt for the lunchtime special which includes the loaded schnitzel sandwich and a beer for $20. That's a bona fide bargain.

If you're in earlier in the morning, the breakfast menu also offers plenty of options around the $12-14 mark including, granola, B&Es and next-level English muffins.

Finally, there are the drinks. A robust coffee selection is on offer alongside juices and a few boozy lunchtime offerings including beers, wines and Four Pillars yuzu gin and soda.

Images: Steven Woodburn


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