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Sydney meat lovers, make a bee-line to this Chippendale cafe where you'll find sandwiches loaded with house-made pastrami, salami and smoked wagyu.
By Ben Hansen
January 18, 2024
By Ben Hansen
January 18, 2024

Hidden away on Regent Street in Chippendale is Charc Specialty Meats and Coffee, an unassuming little cafe specialising in the incredible trinity of sandwiches, cookies and biltong. While the storefront might not be as flashy as some of Sydney's other popular sambo spots, Charc is an underrated gem for any local meat lovers.

Each sandwich here can be loaded up from the regular size all the way up to the double, depending on how much smoked deli meat you want packed between two slices of bread. Standout creations include the El Scorcho, piling on housemade spicy beef salami, Swiss cheese, jalapeños, and a white Russian sauce for a very reasonable $13.90.

Elsewhere on the menu, you'll find a variety of reubens made with pastrami, chicken or mushroom as the hero protein. There's also a take on a classic Cuban sandwich, a classic corned beef and pickle combo, and a pair of luxe toasties created with house-smoked wagyu beef.

Rounding out the offerings are a few lighter brekkie options including a breakfast burrito and a wagyu cheesesteak wrap, and plenty of drinks including protein shakes and coffee — both milk and filter.

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