Southport sipping spot Mr PP’s launches a new daytime sandwich bar, deli and coffee concept
Sandwiches are the most underrated of menu items. There, we said it. For far too long, the humble sanga has been sitting on the sidelines, while spotlight-stealers like burgers and tacos take centre stage – but the team at Mr PP’s in Southport is determined to catapult sandwiches back into the limelight (where they belong) with its new dedicated sandwich bar, deli and coffee dispensary.
Since the Mr PP’s rooftop venue opened in late 2017, its downstairs bar area has remained largely under-utilised. During the day it was unused, and by night it really only operated to capture the overflow of rooftop revellers. Buoyed by his own love of sandwiches and a need to activate a neglected space, owner Ben Howe took steps to transform the street-level premises below Mr PP’s Rooftop Bar with a new concept – a daytime sandwich bar and coffee dispensary. One of those steps was purchasing neighbouring specialty-coffee nook Percy’s Corner and relocating the reputable operation (and its staff) from its premises in Southport’s old ambulance station, where it had been since 2012, over to the downstairs level of Mr PP’s. The recent takeover and shift means that the Percy’s Corner name is essentially no more. Though, its regulars need not fret – your morning caffeine fix lies just next door at the new Mr PP’s Deli, but there’s now a lot more than quality coffee on offer. On that note, let’s segue back to the sangas …
The new Mr PP’s Deli is all about two styles of sandwiches – American-style subs and sourdough toasties. The subs are the hero, with a dedicated made-to-order menu loaded with all of your favourite deli meats and cheeses. Wrap your paws around the prosciutto and salami sub with provolone, heirloom tomato, rocket, seeded mustard and ‘nduja aioli, or the triple-smoked pork-belly sub layered with poached pear, provolone, slaw and caramelised malt vinaigrette. There’s also a duck-meatball sub with provolone, pickles, seeded mustard and ‘nduja aioli, or for a meat-free option there’s a vegetarian sub with roast-capsicum pepperonata, French brie, mustard, rocket and aioli, or the cheesy portobello-mushroom sub with ricotta, truffle, fior di latte and garlic aioli. Alongside the made-to-order subs is a cabinet full of rotating sourdough toasties, from pickle-topped Reubens to salami-and-cheese sandwiches, as well as sides like parmesan-dusted fries or a simple plate of sourdough with aged balsamic and olive oil.
Coffee and sips
The launch of the new daytime concept has been underscored by a new coffee provider, with Coffee Supreme now supplying the beans for Mr PP’s Deli’s espresso and daily batch brews. The coffees are on pour from 7:00 am weekdays, or you can swap out your latte for a lager with booze (tap beers and cocktails) available to order from 10:00 am. On weekends, the deli will open the same hours as the rooftop bar, so you can head on in from midday on Saturdays and Sundays for subs and sips.
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