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“Pork had gone for a walk”
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Earl Canteen
Ranked #1,144 of 4,360 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Australian, Fast Food
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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Neighborhood: Central Business District
Reviewed February 8, 2011

I went to try the pork belly sandwich - takeaway. The queue to order was out the door and it took 20 minutes to order. 10 minutes in two guys skipped the queue to eat in. Unfortunately for me - despite them arriving 10 mins after me they were seated and eating by the time I ordered.
While I was in the queue the Pork Belly sandwich came off the menu as they had sold out (about 12.50pm). I ended up going a duck confit baguette. Delicious, but for $16 it represented no value as it was small and not filling, although this was compensated for to some degree by the strong flavours.
$16 for a baguette and not fully
satisfied hunger-wise.
It took 35-40 minutes from the time I arrived to the time I left.
To be fair - the long queues may have been due in part to the (highly positive) review in The Age that
The staff were hell-busy but under pressure they were brilliant. Calm, patient and genuinely friendly despite the chaos. I recommend trying their sandwiches BUT NOT at weekday lunch time ! The workers are hungry and flock here like seagulls to a discarded fish'n'chip. Its not the type of place you eat at everyday due to the cost.

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Reviewed December 19, 2010

If you're looking for gourmet sandwiches with a twist, this is the place you're after. They have sandwiches ranging from crispy skin pork belly to the newest addition of lobster with salmon roe, their sandwich and dessert range are sure to please.

I loved their many flavours of macarons and tarts as well, and their coffees are one of the best I've had! Centrally located in the CBD, behind the NAB building, it's easiest to find if you enter via Lt Bourke St.

Visit my blog post at http://www.ichigoshortcake.com/2010/12/earl-canteen-melbourne-cbd.html for a detailed review of Earl Canteen with photos.

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Reviewed November 27, 2014
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