Sunday, March 7, 2010

Southern Sandwich Battle In vs. Out 2: Australian Bakery Cafe


Thank goodness I chose a place outside of the perimeter. At the time I decided go out to lunch on this particular weekend, my body was no where near in the mood to travel a mile away from home. After eating here many times on occasion, I thought the Australian Bakery Cafe on Marietta Square therefore would be the perfect match to last week's visit at Intermezzo Cafe.

This relaxed, down to earth Aussie eatery has been serving not only just the southern community but also Aussie expats including the Australian Embassy in DC since 1994. They claim to officially introduce the Aussie meat pie to Americans and have a wide variety of selections to prove it.

Their pies are not the only things that are worth waiting for, however. Sandwiches, pastries, breads and even imports also share the spotlight so I thought I would try an old favorite of mine, the Dundee Turkey Sandwich when it came to lunch.

Verdict? It never fails me. Perfectly sized, this basic turkey, cranberry and Swiss cheese combination smoothed with mayonnaise and accompanied with a pickle on an Aussie wheat bun made my afternoon with my magazine a lot more enjoyable. They even have my favorite Linzer cookies for dessert even though they are not quite as memorable as V&V Bakery in Queens.

Better than the city? The Australian Bakery tasted a little more satisfying but both places are great destinations for a simple sandwich. If its good, anyone will come to enjoy it.

Australian Bakery Cafe
48 Park Square South
Marietta, GA 30060
678.697.6222
www.australianbakerycafe.com

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