Friday, August 17, 2007

Via Abercrombie, Abercrombie Lane, Sydney

Via Abercrombie, Abercrombie Lane, Sydney
Friday 17 August, 2007
I was introduced to this gem back in July over breakfast and vowed to return for one of their monster sandwiches. Hidden mid way down Abercrombie Lane this sandwich mecca is sensational.
We arrived to find a long queue out the door but most of the tables, inside and out, were free. There's a photocopied menu posted on the window listing all of the sandwiches and other offerings e.g. salads plus a drinks refrigerator just inside the front door.
The wonderful thing about Via Abercrombie is that the staff treat everyone like family. As you near the counter, everyone is referred to as darling, sweetheart and many visitors are invited to take a seat without paying first. There's a lovely, warm feeling at Via Abercrombie.
My lunch buddy and I arrived at the front counter and met the two staff effortlessly making sandwich after sandwich. We both ordered the chilli chicken on brown bread with green salad leaves. As we were eating in house, we were invited to take a seat and pay later. I absolutely love that there is this level of trust at Via Abercrombie.
My lunch buddy and I decided to sit outside which was great for people watching. After a short time our enormous sandwiches were delivered on silver plates. The first bite confirmed everything we suspected - the freshest bread and ingredients were used in creating these sandwiches and the taste? Delicious.
The chilli chicken was mild and served with chunks of chicken lightly coated in soy tasting sauce with large green salad leaves. The combination was perfect. The size of the sandwiches were enough to attract the passing glances/ double takes of other lunch goers.

Unless I'm proven otherwise this is the best sandwich shop in the Sydney CBD for my money.

Via Abercrombie - Abercrombie Lane, Sydney - (02) 9251 0000


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Chicken Schnitzel salad they do is also AWESOME!

12:32 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Steph

In competition to "Via Abercromie" for a cheap & cheerful, huge, fresh, & foil wrapped sandwich is "North's Complete Sandwich" @ Shop 1A, 2 Bridge St, Sydney which is only a hop, skip and jump from Abercrombie Lane and I believe they are the original.

Give it a try.


4:53 pm  
Blogger Steph said...

Hi Anonymous,
Thanks so much for your post. I'll definitely check out North's - love a good sandwich!

8:19 pm  
Blogger MissK said...

I went there years ago and the sandwiches were huge but i found the staff not very friendly.What a shame i now work on the other side of the cbd.

9:24 pm  
Blogger Steph said...

Thanks MissK,
I appreciate your post.
Any recommendations from your side of the CBD?

4:30 pm  
Blogger MissK said...

Haven't been there for a while but there's a great Italian sandwich shop on the ground floor of The Strand Arcade

9:41 pm  

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