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Hector's DeliMelbourne, Australia

What happens when two chefs that have worked in a swathe of iconic Melbourne restaurants decide to open a café that serves only sandwiches?

You get some darn good sandwiches, is what.

Hector’s Deli is fast becoming a legendary fixture of Melbourne’s inner-east. While its owners have worked at fine dining royalty like Attica, Stokehouse and more, here they have managed to maintain a focus on keeping things simple; an uncomplicated menu features no more than five or six sandwiches at any time, comprising of fairly standard combinations (HCT, schnitzel, fried mushroom).

Yet these sangas consist of fresh ingredients and are meticulously sculpted, so much that this café’s unusually residential setting often has queues snaking through the streets.

Get in early.

*Hector’s were bringing their delicious sangas to a new location in Coventry Street, South Melbourne, mid-year, only to be thwarted by the pandemic.  

After some sleuthing on their Instagram it appears this is now scheduled for (COVID dependent) early October.


Hector’s Deli

1/94 Buckingham Street, Richmond, VIC 3121

Tags: australia, cuisine, melbourne

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