Sandwiches & Soup.
A little slice of New York in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.
If you could imagine the perfect local neighbourhood cafe you’ll probably picture Jeremy & Sons. Bordering Potts Point and Rushcutters Bay, Jeremy & Sons has reinvented the humble sandwich and is offering locals a little touch of New York Deli life in the heart of Sydney.
One of the things I love about Jeremy & Sons is the simplicity of the menu. For me, a great menu is one where the decision is virtually made for you, you shouldn’t need to spend too much time reading menus and deciding on what to order. Creating a menu is an art in itself and requires research and experience, of which the owner of Jeremy & Sons has plenty.
”Cafes have such a great opportunity to connect with their local community and Jeremy & Sons embraces this philosophy with open arms. And if you’re wondering by now, who Jeremy is, you’ll need to read on.”
The Art Deco inspired interior design by fit-out firm Guru Hospitality includes a specially designed zone where customers can stand and enjoy their coffee whilst chatting with staff who are preparing sandwiches and soups in the cafes open plan environment. This was an important consideration for owner Mike Mu Sung (ex Est. and current owner of the legendary Farmhouse Kings Cross). Mike was adamant through the consideration of the menu and the cafe design that Jeremy & Sons needed to be a place for locals to come and feel at home and he has certainly achieved this.
On offer are five sandwiches and three soups, pastries by the Bread and Butter Project and beautifully brewed coffee. My coffee was served at a perfect temperature and had a lovely rich after taste. The sandwich selection for me personally couldn’t be any better and it’s actually the first time I’ve read a menu and would be happy with absolutely anything on it and there is a very good reason for this.
Each sandwich has been so well considered not just for the filling, but also the bread and the way in which it is prepared and served. There are three types of breads used, Ciabatta, Brioche and Potato Bread. I let Mike select my sandwich as I knew I would be safe with any selection.
The Aristos arrived delicately loaded with a few of my favourite things, mortadella, salami, provolone, freshly shaved zucchini and tomato. For the Aristos, a deliciously light, locally sourced potato bread holds all the goodness together. The combination of flavours marry beautifully together whilst the freshness and texture of the zucchini provides a delicate crunch. A truly beautiful sandwich that is an experience for your taste buds.
Keeping with the New York Deli theme next up was the Chicken Noodle Soup. The crystal clear broth was accompanied with diced vegetables, chicken, just the right amount of noodles and freshly chopped parsley and thyme. You know a good soup when you can taste every ingredient in each mouthful. The soup menu also included Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese and a Potato and Truffle Soup. If you’ve read a few of my past articles you’ll be well briefed on my love of all things truffle and I can’t wait to try this soup on my next visit. Mike tells me that he’s considering options for chilled soups during summer.
“Jeremy & Sons has successfully reinvented the humble sandwich by focusing on quality ingredients that are made for one another. Fast becoming a local favourite, the attention on the customer, great food and relaxed vibe will keep people coming back for more.”
So who is Jeremy? Unlike Macavity, Jeremy is a bossy cat who can also be a little bit naughty and highly affectionate. Jeremy lives with owner Mike in Potts Point but a painting of him hangs proudly in the cafe from where he can supervise the staff (his ‘sons’) whilst keeping a watchful eye over diners and passers-by.
Enjoy the great hospitality and food at Jeremy & Sons from 7am weekdays and from 8am on Saturdays. Sundays are coming soon. Shop 3 | 40 Bayswater Road Rushcutters Bay. Follow Jeremy & Sons on Instagram or visit their website here.