We just can’t resist some controversy, and after getting everyone riled up over our pizza roundup we’re opening another can of worms and letting you know just a few of our favourite spots for Perth’s favourite sandwich: the continental roll.
The Re Store
I mean, this goes without saying. The home of the continental roll, The Re Store sets the standard for the sandwich in Perth. And while there’ll be lunchtimes I’ll be tempted by the pasta, or the soup, or the salads… I’ll always go back to the conti. Be still my heart.
72 Lake Street, Northbridge
231 Oxford Street, Leederville
Montello On Main
The Osborne Park industrial area crowd may just be the toughest task masters in town when it comes to the perfect conti roll, so when you see ’em gathering for lunch at Montello On Main you’ll understand why. They also serve some great summery salads and have a great many fresh food options yada yada yada… It’s the conti rolls we’re here for and Montello has got ’em on lock.
212 Main St, Osborne Park
Alright so you’re gonna have to work a little harder for this one, but a trip to Deli’s in Maylands is absolutely worth it. Operating on Lyric Lane from 10am-2pm Tuesday to Saturday, Deli’s take their rolls as seriously as anyone.
18 Lyric Lane, Maylands
Growers Lane is a popular fresh food market in Subiaco, the deli inside is filled with continental goodness with chefs on hand who know their way around all the good stuff. While you may find the supermarket side of things on the more expensive side, their conti rolls are actually really well priced, especially for the quality on offer.
20-21/55 Salvado Rd, Subiaco
Charlie’s Fresh Food Market
While Charlie’s might not have the local celebrity of the Re Store, it’s definitely an institution in its own right. Operating since 1967, the 1700 square metre market incorporates a grocer, deli, cafe, bakery, patisserie, greengrocer, butcher and liquor shop (to name just a few!). Head straight to the cafe for your continental roll – but after you’ve tucked into your roll, make sure to stop by Dolce and Salato for a sneaky cannoli for dessert.
497 Walter Road East, Morley (Corner Beechboro Road and Walter Road)
Head to the North Perth plaza for this hidden gem and glorious mediterranean meals await you! The lovely owners are always on deck, serving up hearty home-cooked meals with a smile. And while they do make a mean conti, their chicken schnitzel rolls are just about unbeatable around P-town.
Shop 5/391 Fitzgerald St, North Perth
Galati and Sons
Freo locals (and those further afield) will be all too familiar with Galati and Sons. Stop by for their super-duper bargain fruit and veg that are almost unbelievably cheap – seriously, the sweet potatoes were 49 cents/kg the other weekend – and a similarly bargained continental roll. At $7.50, you’ll have enough spare change left over, you won’t be able to resist browsing through the well stocked grocery for your dinner as well.
19 Wray Avenue, Fremantle
Nestled inside awesome East Vic Park growers market Swansea Street Markets, Delissimo serve up some quality continental rolls, along with plenty of sweet treats if you’re feeling particularly naughty. The only trouble is the $10 eftpos minimum, but that just means you gotta get a big boy conti roll, none of that medium size nonsense!
176-178 Swansea St, East Vic Park
Angelo Street Market
Like many places on this list, Angelo Street Market (formerly Scutti) has long been a stalwart for Italian deli lovers of Perth. Established in 1988, their South Perth store has recently had a snazzy new revamp – although the quality conti rolls remain, thankfully. With one of the largest selections of specialty small goods in Perth, you can’t go wrong.
67 Angelo Street, South Perth (Corner Angelo Street and Coode Street)
Unlike many of the other delis we’ve mentioned, Passione is a much more cosy joint. Open since 2010, the star of the show is definitely on the deli counter, where you’ll see a mouth watering display of salumi, cheese, olives and more (I have a lot of feelings about the marinated octopus). With such a focus on produce, their offerings aren’t going to disappoint; with traditional continentals on golden, crunchy rolls, as well as some more New York-deli inspired options for those feeling a little more “oy vey” than “fuggedaboutit”.
Shop 1b Kingsley Shopping Centre, Kingsley (Corner Kingsley Drive and Creaney Drive)
Lo Presti and Son
First established in 1932, before moving to East Fremantle in 1964, Lo Presti and Son are some OGs when it comes to continental delis. You won’t be able to go past its charming, very Freo shopfront filled with wooden crates and olive oil cans. Not only do these guys do a ripper conti, but you can get it (and their antipasto trays!! I think that warrants an extra exclamation point…) delivered via UberEats.
170 Canning Highway, East Fremantle