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17 Cheese Toasties You Must Eat In London


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1. The Cheese Truck

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If the name didn't grab you, the grilled cheese will. The truck is basically an homage to all things British cheese, so inside you'll find fondue fries (YES), stilton and dark chocolate brownies (err, maybe) and glorious, glorious grilled cheese sandwiches. I mean come on. Just look at it.

Location: All over London

3. Melt Room

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Set up by a real life New Yorker who moved over here and missed his melts so much he set up a shop selling just that, and only that. If you want a gourmet grilled cheese, this is your place. The bread is artisan, the cheese is far from plastic and the meat - good grief but it's good (think slow cooked lamb shoulder and juicy pulled pork).

Have your melt with a side of cheese fries because 1. carbs and cheese need more carbs and cheese and 2. HOLY CRAP THEY'RE SO GOOD.

Location: Soho


4. Loves Company

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A proper cocktail bar that knows the only right and good bar food is cheese toasties. They've also named them in highly amusing ways, like the Cheesus of Nazareth and the Crustin Bieber. Gotta love a cheese pun.

Location: Old Street

5. Grill My Cheese

Instagram: @grill_my_cheese

MAC 'N' CHEESE GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH. This is all that needs to be said. Go. Now.

Location: Clerkenwell

6. Deeney's

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Any Scots missing their roots should head to Deeney's who make a gorgeous haggis cheese toastie. In fact, even if you're not Scottish, go eat it because it will give you a paradigm shift about haggis of Justin Bieber-esque proportions.

Location: Broadway Market on Saturdays, but also all over London.

7. Morty and Bob's

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Three cheese blend mixed with a secret cheese sauce (so good I could fully imagine a Bond villain trying to steal it) oozing out from two slices of sourdough and served with pickles. Well done Morty and Bob. Well bloody done.

Location: London Fields

8. Duck and Waffle

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The fanciest toastie ever, Duck and Waffle does an ox cheek grilled cheese sandwich, complete with onion jam, sriracha sauce, a fried (organic) egg and incredible skyline views.

Location: Liverpool Street


9. Lundenwic

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A Nordic-themed cafe, the interiors are minimalist, but the toasties are choc full of the good stuff. They do a classic Reuben, a beer-braised onions and cheddar toastie, and a smoked bacon and Burford Brown (a.k.a. king of eggs) egg brioche melt. Get in my belly.

Location: Aldwych

10. The Frenchie

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If you haven't tried Raclette, you haven't lived. It's basically a french cheese that's melted over things like potatoes and bacon. And in the case of this Camden Market stall, put between two slices of sourdough and toasted, just the way God intended.

Location: Camden

11. Ye Olde Mitre Tavern

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At under two quid a pop, these are some of the best value toasties in London. Sure, they're not filled with any fancy trimmings, but sometimes all you need is cheese, bread and a pint to be happy.

Location: Holborn

12. Sager + Wilde

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Why have cheese with your wine when you can have CHEESE TOASTIES with your wine?! The people at Sager + Wilde's wine bar are smart cookies.

Location: Hackney


14. The Gun

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They do a stonkingly good classic cheese toastie at The Gun, but it's the soy mushroom and cheese one you want to try (unless you hate mushrooms, in which case, give it a miss). Have it with one of their local craft ales too, they're just as stonkingly good.

Location: Hackney

15. Pistachio & Pickle

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A small deli shop and cafe in Islington that serves one hell of a good toastie. Pair with some of the seriously good Monmouth coffee for a killer brunch combo (toasties are a breakfast food, don't question it, shhhh).

Location: Islington

16. Frank’s Café

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If three cheese, truffle brushed gourmet toasties get old, you can always rely on Frank's, a local caff that serves up generously filled cheese toasties for £1.50. Bargain.

Location: Southwark

17. The Waiting Room

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One for the veggies. This vegetarian and vegan coffee shop is a favourite of South East London locals, and if you want a toastie crammed full of veg as well as cheese, this is the place to go. The Deptford Death Sauce (a secret spicy recipe) is pretty damn good too.

Location: Deptford


Kappacasein sell cheese toasties on a Saturday. An earlier version of this article said they didn't.

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