Meet Sando, Melbourne CBD

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.

Meet Sando

507 Elizabeth Street
Victoria 3000

Telephone: (03) 9328 3213
E-mail: [email protected]

Mon – Fri: 8:00am to 2:00pm
Sat – Sun: 8:00am to 3:00pm

Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


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