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Best Adelaide Bahn Mi Spots If Blandwiches No Longer Cut It

It’s hard to resist banh mi. A bite of this crusty, crisp, and savory Vietnamese sandwich (or bread roll, we don’t want to stir a debate) is so addictive that there should be a warning label.

Adelaideans know what we’re talking about, particularly since Adelaide has a treasure trove of stellar, not-half-baked banh mi joints like Pho Ha Long and Sit Lo.

We’ll uncover the secret sauce that makes these banh mi spots sparkle and stand out, from the most drool-worthy combinations to deals that’ll make you vui after one bite.

Nhu Lan On Hanson

Address: 40D Hanson Rd, Woodville Gardens

Contact Details: (08) 8244 9444

Operating Hours: Daily – 4:30 am to 8:30 pm


If you’re all about that banh mi life but can’t stand the fuss of too many toppings, Nhu Lan On Hanson is your holy grail.

They served us banh mi that’s as fresh as a daisy, with just the right amount of crunchiness without making us feel like we’re chomping down on a brick.

Moreover, their premium cold cuts and crispy pork can rival the meats of bigger names. Even the veggies keep things authentic, with tangy pickled carrots and daikon as our go-to greens.


Slide into Nhu Lan On Hanson’s DMs to ensure they’re open, as sometimes their business hours change.

Viet Menu

Address: ARCADE, Shop T19/32 Grenfell St

Contact Details: (08) 8543 8011

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Sat – 9 am to 5 pm
  • Sun – 10 am to 5 pm


Quick, sleek, and won’t cost a fortune, Viet Menu is what every banh mi stall should be.

For a cool $24.90, we scored not just an order of banh mi, but also two crispy spring rolls and a 375-ml can of classic Coke. To squeeze every penny’s worth, we went with a mix of crackling pork and chargrilled chicken.

Their unique banh mi op-la also took us to FlavorTown. It’s basically a Vietnamese baguette loaded with eggs and jazzed with extras like pate, chili, and pickled radish.


Don’t let the downtown traffic kill your vibe. Order online and just chill on your couch.


Address: 77 Rundle Mall

Contact Details: (08) 8232 1163

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Thu – 9:30 am to 5 pm
  • Fri – 9 am to 9 pm
  • Sat – 9:30 am to 5 pm
  • Sun – 11 am to 5 pm


Soonta’s throwing down the banh mi gauntlet with their health-conscious and balanced sandwich game.

Their daily-baked baguette sandwiches offer the banh mi trifecta of meat, veggies, and spice, all prepared in a way wherein flavor and nutritional benefits go hand in hand.

One bite and you’ll taste homemade pickled cucumber, spring onion, and coriander, all enriched by Soonta’s signature garlic aioli. For the protein, katsu chicken, mushroom, and roast pork are the patrons’ picks. 


Party coming up? Forget about cooking stress and wow your guests by booking Soonta as a caterer.

Tay Do

Address: 63 Flinders St

Contact Details: (08) 7071 9259

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Fri – 8:30 am to 2 pm
  • Sat to Sun – Closed


Like a kid sneaking back for seconds of Christmas cookies, we find ourselves drawn back to Tay Do’s banh mi magic time and time again.

You can’t throw shade at us for doing this. The joint’s roasted pork banh mi is one of Adelaide’s best-kept secrets. The herbs, spices, and perfectly sliced pork would make Thanos proud, as it’s perfectly balanced, as all banh mis should be.


Elevate your dining experience by scoring their banh mi deals, like the beer and banh mi combo. Find out what’s currently offered on their Facebook page above.

Roll In Saigon

Address: 117 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood

Contact Details: 0401 722 227

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Sat – 7 am to 8 pm


Roll In Saigon can serve authentic Vietnamese flavors at lightning speed—because who has time to wait when hunger strikes?

They have a build-your-own banh mi deal that starts at a dirt-cheap $7.50. This will get you baguette buns, your pick of protein, and whatever veggie or spiced-up extras your palate yearns.

Not everyone has the talent or time to be a banh mi chef, though. This is when their most basic banh mi options come in handy, with the baguette and roast pork combo as the go-to pick of no-nonsense diners.


Daily deals are posted on the first page of their website. Don’t forget to check them out before driving to Goodwood.

Phonatic Restaurant

Address: 171 Hindley St

Contact Details: (08) 8410 8868

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Thu – 11 am to 3 pm, 5 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Fri – 11 am to 3 pm, 5 pm to 10 pm
  • Sat – 5 pm to 2 am
  • Sun – 11 am to 3 pm, 5 pm to 9:30 pm


Phonatic is a taste of what Australian and Vietnamese flavors can achieve. For instance, their banh mi is packed with local ingredients without ditching the sweet and savory flavor profile the Vietnamese sandwich is loved for.

We don’t have any complaints about the price, as $10.90 for a sought-after and highly-rated resto seems justified.

In terms of the must-order fillings, BBQ pork and lemongrass chili chicken are the cream of the crop. However, if you’re hitting the gym the next day, the fried egg version is a healthier alternative.


Make reservations or drool while waiting in the queue.

Sit Lo

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Address: 30 Bank St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: 0456 659 841

Operating Hours: 

  • Mon to Sat – 11 am to 9 pm


When it’s banh mi o’clock and brunch is calling, Sit Lo is where it’s at. This joint is easy on the eyes, airy for a metro resto, and features a banh mi selection that’s a sandwich lover’s dream.

Picking their regular banh mi is a no-brainer, as it boasts mouthwatering Vietnamese bread rolls stuffed to the brim with greens and whatever main filling you fancy, from panko-crumbed chicken to crispy skin roasted pork.

However, it was their newest bombshell we wolfed down the last time we popped by. We’re talking about their meaty, foot-long-sized banh mi that only set us back for 18 bucks.


If you’re a bit of a hike from Bank St, consider hopping on over to Sit Lo’s other locations at UNISA City West Campus and Waymouth St.

Vietnamese Laundry

Address: 152 Sturt St

Contact Details: 0434 257 349

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Fri – 10:30 am to 3 pm


We get the confusion, but no, Vietnamese Laundry isn’t a laundromat. It’s actually a hip and chic cafe dishing out drool-worthy banh mi that’s a thousand times more delish than the soggy white bread you call brekkie.

As usual, the roast pork and lemongrass chicken versions are the crowd-pleasers. However, vegetarians shouldn’t feel left out, as Vietnamese Laundry prepares a slow-cooked tofu banh mi in a crunchy Viet sandwich.


Beat the weekend rush and enjoy a quieter dining experience by planning your visit to Vietnamese Laundry on weekdays.

Little Hanoi

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Address:12 Pirie St

Contact Details: 0412 696 149

Operating Hours: Daily – 9 am to 8 pm


“Simple but gets the job done” is probably the best way to describe Little Hanoi.

It’s true, there’s nothing overly extravagant here, but why aim for haute cuisine when you can enjoy their remarkable pork roast banh mi instead?

They definitely don’t skimp on the fillings, with fresh, crunchy carrots, vibrant radishes, crisp cucumber slices, and fragrant spring onions elevating the meat and buns’ flavors.


The prices today might not be the same tomorrow! Reach out to Little Hanoi for their current prices.

Jarn Leva Vietnamese

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Address: Adelaide Central Plaza, 14/100 Rundle Mall

Contact Details: 0450 606 113

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Thu – 9 am to 4:30 pm
  • Fri – 9 am to 8 pm
  • Sat – 9 am to 4 pm
  • Sun – 11 am to 4 pm


If you’re on the hunt for an atmospheric spot where you can chillax and chomp down on some killer banh mi like a meteor is about to hit Adelaide, Jarn Leva is where it’s at.

From the savory char-grilled chicken to the succulent roast pork, each roll here made us instant fans of the restaurant. However, it’s their BBQ pork banh mi that stole the spotlight; it’s sweet, tangy, and oh-so-addictive.

Even their vegan and vegetarian options pop with flavor, with tofu that’s marinated to perfection and farm-to-table veggies that temper the meat’s boldness.


Make your holidays extra festive by visiting Jarn Leva for exclusive deals and seasonal menus.

Miss Mai

Address: Shop 9/205 Pirie St

Contact Details: 0434 097 079

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Fri – 11 am to 3 pm

Miss Mai has your back if dreaded deadlines loom but your stomach is growling for banh mi. The service here is fast without compromising on quality.

Grilled chicken, roast pork, and lemongrass chicken top our list. You can complement these orders with avo or extra protein, like spicy pork and tofu.

Oh, and remember to pair the banh mi with a fresh salad bowl on the side for that extra flavor boost.


If you’re planning to enjoy the alfresco area, it’s wise to check the weather forecast beforehand to ensure it’s not scorching hot or about to rain.

Chao Vietnam

Address: 288 Waymouth St

Contact Details: 0405 478 399

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – 10 am to 8 pm
  • Wed to Sun – 10 am to 8 pm


Chao Vietnam is famous for desserts, but you can’t sleep on their banh mi selection.

They have two picks. The first one is char siu with tender pork, creamy butter, and subtly tangy pickled carrot and cucumber.

Then there’s the egg banh mi, which takes things up a notch with a delicious egg thrown into the mix. A kick of soy and chili sauce completes this bite.


Chao Vietnam regularly updates operating hours. You can avoid mistiming your visit by checking their Facebook page.

The Spot on Melbourne

Address: 125 Melbourne St, North Adelaide

Contact Details: (08) 7225 0612

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Wed – 10 am to 3 pm
  • Thu to Sat – 10 am to 3 pm, 5:30 pm to 9 pm
  • Sun – 10 am to 3 pm


If you’re all about that “go big or go home” motto, then The Spot on Melbourne is your jam.

Their banh mi servings are super-sized both in terms of flavors and fillings. Think buns overflowing with homemade pate, crunchy pickled carrot, zesty coriander, and the fiery kiss of chili.

But here is where it gets even better and bigger: you can customize your banh mi to your heart’s content. Add some crackling roast pork, go all out with a sunny-side-up egg, flair up the buns with tofu, or mix them all up. It’s your call.


Dining with your pals or fam? Give them a call to reserve a spot.
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