Food and Drink Melbourne CBD and Inner Suburbs

Review: Token Toasties, Fitzroy

Fun and fabulous Token Toasties is the perfect quick eats spot in the heart of Fitzroy. With perfectly balanced flavours and affordable dishes, they’ve got some of the best toasties around.

stacked up toasties on a wooden board

We visited Token Toasties on an (apparently) quiet Sunday, but the venue soon filled up with people popping in for their post Saturday night out feed! As a music nerd, I loved the venue’s interior and rock/indie music soundtrack. We seated ourselves on the large communal table, but there are also several smaller individual tables and outdoor seating options are available too.

Starting out with a great strong coffee, we loved browsing through the vintage music mags and reminiscing over memories conjured up by the covers on the wall. The menu is split into their classic and vegan toasties, plus sides and desserts. We opted for the Bird is the Word and the Reuben Tuesday, with a side of Jacked and loaded fries, finishing up with donuts for dessert.

The Reuben was delicious.

Reuben and bird is the word toasties side by side on a wooden platter

I always feel a Reuben is hard to get right, it’s a lot of strong flavours that need to balance, but this one was done perfectly, with just the right amount of sour, sweet and a touch of spicy. I also really appreciated that their toasties were well constructed and didn’t fall apart after two mouthfuls!

The Bird is the Word was another yummy option. We were a little unsure about how all the flavours would work together, but again it was perfectly balanced with both the sweet avocado and the spicy jalapenos getting their chance to shine alongside the hero of the plate, the chicken.

Jacked and loaded

side by side toasties with loaded fries, on a wooden table

The fries were a main in themselves, and we struggled to finish them despite a valiant effort! They were definitely loaded, with plenty of sauce still on the platter by the time we’d dug through to the bottom. The jackfruit had a nice kick to it without overpowering the dish, and it made me keen to return and sample some of their other vegan options in the future.

Sweet treat

doughnut balls topped with chocolate sauce on a dark plate

We were VERY full by the time the donuts came out, but we managed to share one of the balls of gooey goodness and packed the rest to go. I can confirm they taste just as good later on, so don’t be afraid to grab them even if you’re feeling a little full!


Address: 385 Brunswick Street

Opening Times: 

Mon 8:30am to 2:30pm
Tue 8:30am to 2:30pm
Wed 8:30am to 2:30pm
Thu 8:30am to 2:30pm
Fri  8:30am to 2:30pm
Sat  9am to 3pm
Sun   9am to 3pm

Parking:  If you can’t find a street park nearby, there’s plenty of paid carparking around the corner by nearby Rose Street Artist Market.

Getting here on PT: The 11 tram stops right outside the door (literally), so it’s an easy reach from the CBD.

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