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“crunchy, lip smacking good sandwich rolls” 5 of 5 stars
Review of N Lee Bakery

N Lee Bakery
Smith Street, Collingwood, Yarra, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #8 of 80 Restaurants in Collingwood
Cuisines: Bakery, Vietnamese
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Collingwood, Australia
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144 reviews 144 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“crunchy, lip smacking good sandwich rolls”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

people told me about n lee bakery since 5 years ago, but i didn't get around to it until i read a write up in epicure. since, i have been a convert. how can you beat a vietnamese roll stuffed with sliced cucumbers, shredded carrots, coriander, chilli (optional) a dash of pate with your choice of meat on a roll that crackles when you bite, under $6? don't let the queue discourage you, it goes real quick.

Visited February 2013
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
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“You need a pork roll from this place. Every day.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Every reviewer has said the same already, but the pork rolls in this place are incredible. Lovely fresh ingredients with a little kick of chilli and crusty white rolls...absolutely divine!

I live just around the corner from this place and treat myself to these often...and really, really cheap, given the exceptional quality.

If you are on Smith St, you have to try this out. You won't be disappointed :)

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Delicious and Cheap”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

I go here almost every lunch time! There is usually a line out the door but it moves very quickly as they have lots of staff working.

The traditional Vietnamese rolls are the best option - I get it with chicken breast and love it! AND its under $5 for lunch!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“$4 for happiness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

I used to have brekky at N.Lee when I lived in Fitzory 10 years ago and by then not many locals seem to appreciate the beauty of the authenticate Vietnamese Pork Rolls. 10 years gone and I was glad to find myself in a long queue waiting for the mouth-watering rolls under the hot sun. I savour every bite of it -- the crunchy baguette, the sweet pickles, the umami (savouriness) ham, fragrance of the parsley, the fresh chilli, and the lingering dash of Maggie sauce. It's Heaven! And for $4 only!!! Before that I bought 2 rolls from different bakeries in Richmond and they're all suckers. N.Lee sticks to its standard and its food culture. That earns my respect as well as my money.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Cheap and very cheerful!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2011

These guys are great. There's always a huge queue come lunchtime, but the traditional Vietnamese pork rolls are worth the three minutes! The staff are really quick, if straight to the point. Don't dither around, know what you want, and it'll be ready before you've even got your $4 out of your pocket!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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