The lower north shore's toastie cafe offers up Korean-style sangas and house-made sodas.
A toastie-themed takeaway joint has just opened on the lower north shore, and it's offering up ten Korean-style sangas — all made fresh to order by a team of Le Cordon Bleu-trained chefs.
Toastiesmith Chatswood is Sydney's answer to Isaac Toast, a Korean chain with more than 700 stores that slices and serves this popular street eat. Like in Korea, each toastie is made using thick-cut brioche and comes topped with a fluffy omelette. If you're new to this style of toastie, start with the signature Eggsmith ($7.95) — it's stuffed with scrambled eggs and cheese and topped with sesame slaw, spicy tomato relish and chipotle sauce.
Other fillings include shichimi-spiced chicken with smashed avo and pineapple; fried barramundi with tartare sauce and pickled cucumbers; a garlic mushroom number; and one stuffed with wagyu beef, truffle mayo and seaweed. Keeping it all cheap and cheerful, toastie prices range from a reasonable $7.95–$12.95 here.
To accompany the eats, diners can grab a coffee ($3.95–4.50), smoothie ($5.95) or house-made soda ($5.95), with refreshing flavours including rose lychee and cucumber mint.
For those that live south of the bridge, a second Toastiesmith outpost is slated to open in Darling Square's Maker Dozen on Wednesday, September 16.
Images: Kera Wong