Fast food

Vegan sandwich bar opened 2017. Serves coffee, treats, and sandwiches with different fillings such as tempeh reuben, miso eggplant, mock salmon, and greens. No telephone - contact via social media. Open Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:00pm. Closed Sat-Sun.

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65 Reviews

First Review by Fingercuts


Points +156

19 Nov 2023


I visited when I was absolutely starving one day. Left more than satisfied and with a huge grin on my face. Sandwiches are so full of flavour and cookie that perfect salty sweet choc cookie. Big yes from me!



Points +334

27 Oct 2023

Delicious and fresh!

Such friendly vibes and the only Vega in the village ! Yummy sandwich choices - hard to decide- but I had the Smokey Tempe Reuben. Bread crunchy on the outside, soft in the middle and soaking up some of that golden mayo.


Points +1647

19 Oct 2023

Fast and filling to go sandwiches!

Friendly service, tasty food; perfect for a quick lunch grab in the cbd!


Points +324

29 Sep 2023


Yummy and interesting vegan sandwiches. Would definitely go back. We got the potato sandwich and broccolini sandwich.


Points +50

23 Sep 2023

Winner Winner Sandwich Dinner

Cute vibe, super quick service, and well priced for a huge sandwich with vegan ingredients! The tempeh Reuben was AMAZING! So great to see something like this in Sydney that is similar to my regular Smith & Deli in Melbourne. I want to come back and try everything! Bonus points for Cher blasting on the speakers the week of Mardi Gras!

Updated from previous review on 2018-02-28

Pros: Taste. service, location, vibe

Cons: Would be nice toasted and wasn’t given an option!


Points +190

23 Sep 2023

Great for a quick lunch!

Great portion size, so I didn’t feel hungry for quite a while.

Pros: Reasonable price, Portion size, All vegan


Points +20

15 Sep 2023

Great service

Friendly service and high quality food


Points +4749

13 Jul 2023

Totally overrated.

I tried eating here twice before and failed, since they usually close or run out of stock before their declared opening hours. The bread tastes a bit doughy, maybe not enough salt, but still pretty good. I ordered four different sandwiches to see if I liked any of them, and I felt like I paid for two huge slices of bread on each and a bit of a salad: almost no tempeh, the eggplant tasted "meh", and my husband didn't like any of their options. I think I still left half of the bread after eating, and never went back.

Pros: Sort of healthy

Cons: Bad opening hours, Not all options available, runs out of stock, Too much bread and salad, not enough filling


Points +49

27 Jun 2023


This was the best sandwich I’ve ever had. It was perfect!


Points +147

16 Jun 2023

First time – amazing!

We had the eggplant and the Ruben to eat in.

Was so impressed that I ordered the smoky potato takeaway!

Pros: Everything is vegan, Sandwiches are so tasty


Points +1119

16 May 2023

Delicious but perhaps I was unlucky!

I love fully vegan places and this one is great. I got the Tempeh Reuben; AMAZING soft and fluffy sourdough bread, fresh and crunchy coleslaw…HOWEVER for $13.50 they definitely could’ve added a few more tempeh strips (there were maybe only 2 tiny thin strips in mine). When looking at other peoples’ photos, it seems I was unlucky as other Tempeh Reubens look like they pack a punch of tempeh.

Amazingly delicious soft and chewy choc chip cookie, at $5 each they’re definitely a treat!


Points +271

05 May 2023

A proper sandwich

Epic. Best bread I’ve had in years. Choices are classic and inspired.

Pros: Quality and flavour , Good simple business, Price


Points +386

20 Mar 2023


I had the BLAT and it was perfect. It has the quantity of fillings bang on.


Points +418

13 Mar 2023

Fast and friendly

Yummy fresh sandwiches. The permanent menu has all your favourites like Reuben, BLAT and Miso Eggplant and there is always a special as well.

Oh and don't forget to get one of their cookies, scrumptious.

The sandwiches are ready made in the open kitchen so you can just grab and go or stay to eat. They have indoor and outdoor seating.

Updated from previous review on 2022-09-21

Pros: All vegan, Many options, Fresh

Cons: Small seats, Low small tables, Sells out quickly


Points +676

17 Feb 2023

Tasty sandwiches

I wanted to try all these amazing options that they’re offering!! We took one each and they were very good and tasty, but we weren’t too full after that (the portion could be a bit bigger it’d be great)

Updated from previous review on 2023-02-17

Pros: Not expensive, Tasty sandwiches , Fully vegan


Points +124

01 Feb 2023

Great seitan Ruben

Stopped by for a quick sandwich. Very tasty. Excellent sourdough. Fast service. Well worth a visit!

Pros: Reasonable prices, Very tasty and great bread , Quick


Points +292

25 Jan 2023

Brutalist venue, wholesome sandwich

My title refers to the unique design of this shop. It's like a narrow concrete cave with few furnishings. I imagine when they close the place looks abandoned. I guess this is cutting edge in old sydney town, and I haven't quite decided if I hate it. What I am certain about, is that I hate ACDC and that's what they were playing non stop inside. But onto the topic of the food which is more important!

I looove tempeh so I knew exactly what I'd be getting based on the other reviews mentioning the tempeh reuben, but I can't deny I was tempted by the whole sandwich selection! Sourdough is one of the worst breads in the world, and I wish they had an alternative bread, but I exercised my jaw to gnaw my way through it and was rewarded with the hearty and delicious filling. I also treated myself to a cookie, very coconutty but satisfying.
I will be back, perhaps with BYO pane di casa if that doesn't get me thrown out.


Points +1234

16 Dec 2022

Best sandwich shop in Sydney!

Joe’s Sandwiches are amazing! The Tempeh Ruben was exceptional and the BLAT was equally as good. The bread was so fresh as well. Will definitely come back here for lunch during our time in Sydney!

Vegan Victoria

Points +468

24 Nov 2022

Great vegan sandwich

Joes is a small takeaway cafe that states it closes at 3 -I got there at 2 and it looked ready to shut down. They only had one type of sandwich available- the Reuben so I bought one .. all pre-made plus a cookie. They preferred cash but couldn’t break a $50 bill so reluctantly took my credit card. The Reuben was huge and quite good. Loved the bread , generous amount of mustard. The cookie only had 2 chocolate chunks in it and was pretty oily.

Pros: Hearty vegan sandwich, Quick service

Cons: Limited options, Prefer cash but can’t break $50 bill


25 Nov 2022

Hi, I checked and it seems the hours were wrong, they close at 2PM. I have updated them. :)


Points +64

11 Nov 2022

Excellent sammies!

Killer sandwiches! Honestly might be some of my favorite vegan food from this trip. It is worth mentioning that at least when I went, the sandwiches are not made to order. The create a certain amount and then sell those, so show up earlier rather than later if you’re hoping for the full menu selection.


Points +1120

06 Oct 2022

Great sandwiches

Really good little cafe that does amazing sandwiches would recommend!

Pros: All vegan


Points +712

12 Sep 2022


Delicious sandwich, decent price, quick service, all vegan. A great lunch option.

We can definitely recommend the miso eggplant one.


Points +938

12 Sep 2022

Saammmichhhh 😍

So happy to have this in the CBD for lunch. Amazing little place with new flavours and fillings in sandwiches all the time. And even vegan cookies! Soooo goood.


Points +20

30 Aug 2022

Wonderful sandwich

Joe’s sandwich bar is in a small shop with an excellent plant based menu of sandwiches. Take your sandwich across the street to a lovely seating area.

Pros: Flavorful inventive menu , Great sourdough bread

Cons: Nothing


Points +25

25 May 2022

Amazing sandwich

I got the spiced potato sandwich. Fresh, tasty, good portion and vegan ♥️

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Tasty


Points +119

20 Dec 2021

Healthy Sandwiches

You need a healthy Sandwich? Consider to go to Joe. Sandwiches are made with fresh bred (not toasted or oily grilled as usual).

Pros: Fresh vegetables, Delicious fresh Bred

Cons: Seating is more applicable for quick bites


Points +93

01 Jun 2021

Best vegan sandwich in the city

Discovered that place few month ago and I can’t say how much I love it! They are using my fav bread and as a french it is hard to find good bread in Sydney but this one is delicious. The sandwich is so tasty and delicious I am so glad we have a place like this in the city perfect for a lunch break !

Pros: Delicious sandwich , Possible to order ahead with Hey You , Never disapointed ahah

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