MELBOURNE | Meet Sando is a cafe located on the fringe of the Queen Victoria Market, in the space that used to be home to Pickett’s Deli and Rotisserie. The cafe specialises in, you guessed it, katsu sandos.
The menu is a simple one. Five different katsu sandos, simply served with a side salad, a few other brunch options, and chips. The five katsos available are pork, chicken, prawn, egg, and Portobello mushroom. My favourite is the traditional pork. A juicy panko crumbed and fried pork cutlet, with tonkatsu sauce, sandwiched between two slices of white bread. Simple, traditional, and delicious.
Coffee is quality, brewed using Proud Mary beans. There’s also a variety of alternative lattes like matcha and chai, and alternative milks.
At night, the venue transforms into Indonesian restaurant Kenangan, also run by owner Harsono Setiono. It’s worth checking out in this guise for some tasty home-style Indonesian food, inspired by Harsono’s heritage.
507 Elizabeth Street
Mon – Fri: 8:00am to 2:00pm
Sat – Sun: 8:00am to 3:00pm