Nico’s Sandwich Deli, Melbourne CBD

MELBOURNE | I recently visited Nico’s Sandwich Deli, one of the city’s best sandwich shops, for What’s On Melbourne. I’ve told you about their Fitzroy and Brunswick East locations before, but this is the first time I’ve visited the CBD location.

Some of the best sandwiches in town, made fresh to order, using the best quality local ingredients. It’s that simple. The place is tiny, barely a few square meters down a laneway, with a few tables and stools out front. The small size means the menu is a bit more limited than at the other two locations, but there’s still a lot of variety, and all of the classics are there. It gets busy with lines during lunch, but service is cheerful and efficient, and you don’t have to wait long for your sandwich.

If you want a melt, try the ‘Ox Tail’. Sherry and red wine braised ox tail, beef cheek, American mustard, Taleggio Swiss cheese, pickled fennel, sesame, Koji chimichurri on toasted sourdough. It’s so good. For something lighter, grab a ‘Nico’s Deli’. Hot sopressa, prosciutto, mortadella, smoked ham, cucumber, butter lettuce, fresh tomato, red onion, sesame silken tofu dressing, sprouts, farm aged cheddar, dill pickles, Kewpie, Koji chimichurri on fresh sourdough. It’s ace.

Nico’s Sandwich Deli (CBD)

Healeys Lane
Victoria 3000

Telephone: (03) 9670 4517
E-mail: n/a

Mon – Fri: 7:00am to 2:00pm

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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