How much for a ham roll?

dorrie 5 February 2009 22

A work colleague went off  to buy a sandwich at a London circuit café and came back and told me that her ham, rocket, tomato and cheese roll cost over $8.

As an  infrequent buyer of  lunch I thought that was a bit steep. Is that  the going rate for a pretty average (not gourmet) roll around town?

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helenet helenet 3:51 pm 09 Apr 09

When you go to a sandwich shop you pay gst on the veges and meat if they make it into something for you – on the service (hence goods and SERVICES tax). When you go to the grocery store they dont charge you gst because you are buying the raw product and making your own sandwich.

MrPC MrPC 8:05 pm 06 Feb 09

Greek I think. Or Macedonian. There are foreign language newspapers on the counter.

enrique enrique 2:20 pm 06 Feb 09

There’s an eatery run by some elderly ethnic guy(s)

You’re kidding me aren’t you? You didn’t really mean to say “ethnic guy(s)” did you.

OzChick OzChick 11:35 pm 05 Feb 09

Fillings such as lettuce, avocado, tomato attract GST as they have been cleaned, washed and sliced by the store in order for them to put it on your rolls, which evidently is a service.

Ian Ian 10:27 pm 05 Feb 09

I’d have said $8 is at the high end of the range for a ham, cheese, tomato and lettuce roll. $5-6 would be more typical I’d think.

MrPC MrPC 10:09 pm 05 Feb 09

There’s an eatery run by some elderly ethnic guy(s) in Civic between the Pancake Parlour and Northbourne. A meat (ham, salami etc) and salad roll take away is $3.

However, the old guy there touches a lot of the food with his fingers, apparently in preference to using tongs or having to put on gloves. It’s touch and go whether you would want to eat what he offers for $3.

taco taco 9:50 pm 05 Feb 09

Felix the Cat said :

OzChick said :

Yeah, if you go to Rolls Choice it would probably cost you about $10 for that. There is GST on every filling (so they say)…

There’s no GST on fresh food, only processed. Coles didn’t charge me any GST on the bananas I just bought. RC are robbing you.

Wouldn’t Rolls Choice have to charge you GST because you are paying for the service of them processing their fresh ingredients onto a roll for you?

Therefore you are paying GST on every filling just like you’d pay GST on food at a restaurant that normally wouldn’t attract GST at a supermarket?

Maybe it’d be cheaper if they sold you the fillings as “fresh food” supermarket deli-style and you assembled the roll yourself?

Felix the Cat Felix the Cat 8:40 pm 05 Feb 09

OzChick said :

Yeah, if you go to Rolls Choice it would probably cost you about $10 for that. There is GST on every filling (so they say)…

There’s no GST on fresh food, only processed. Coles didn’t charge me any GST on the bananas I just bought. RC are robbing you.

enrique enrique 7:38 pm 05 Feb 09

I-filed said :

diagonally opposite the entrance to Myer and up a bit, up from a florist and also up from opposite Glebe Park. Next to the photographic store that used to be Fletchers…Perpendicular to London Circuit & runs up past Bunda Street.

Thanks for the tip I-filed – try google maps – it’s a little easier to explain… =)

http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Akuna+St,+City+ACT+2601&sll=-35.28052,149.134405&sspn=0.00818,0.014312&g=Akuna+St,+City+ACT+2601&ie=UTF8&ll=-35.281225,149.133879&spn=0.000511,0.000895&t=h&z=20&layer=c&cbll=-35.281217,149.133892&panoid=wnjzcb0Y7ZS46q_kmIrH1g&cbp=12,129.58029863995998,,0,5

Thumper Thumper 7:12 pm 05 Feb 09

How long is a piece of string….

Ryan Ryan 6:28 pm 05 Feb 09

i had two ham and lettuce rolls for lunch today.

100g of ham – $2 bucks from supabarn
lettuce – about 50c worth from supabarn
two rolls from golden crust bakery – $1.20

total cost of my lunch – $3.70.

Working in the city, the cheapest option really is just grabbing some lunchmeat from supabarn and some rolls from the bakery outside it. Keep some stuff in the fridge at work too.

I-filed I-filed 6:01 pm 05 Feb 09

If you’re near the old Electric Shadows end of London Circuit, the ONLY place to buy a roll is the simple takeaway & cafe diagonally opposite the entrance to Myer and up a bit, up from a florist and also up from opposite Glebe Park. Next to the photographic store that used to be Fletchers. $4 for what you bought. They pack on the ingredients, ultra fresh, ultra friendly. No workers nearby go anywhere else … sorry about the poor directions, I don’t know the street name. Perpendicular to London Circuit & runs up past Bunda Street.

Nosey Nosey 5:29 pm 05 Feb 09

Get sushi from the new sushi place in the Canberra Centre near Supabarn.

I love it and I’m hooked.

The cost is great too.

Three sushi rolls for about $6 – $7 dollars and a bottle h2o from Supabarn for $2.

BARGAIN (and healthy)

Mr Evil Mr Evil 4:56 pm 05 Feb 09

At least your friend wasn’t overcharged $5 for a pizza!

barking toad barking toad 4:40 pm 05 Feb 09

Did she ask where was the best place to buy a cup of coffee?

Lady_from_Holt Lady_from_Holt 4:39 pm 05 Feb 09

At least they’re consistent. At Yarralumla shops, one day you’ll pay $5 for a turkey, cranberry sauce and salad sandwich, the next $9. And don’t even try to argue with them! I think $8 is the going rate in Civic

OzChick OzChick 3:57 pm 05 Feb 09

Yeah, if you go to Rolls Choice it would probably cost you about $10 for that. There is GST on every filling (so they say)…

sepi sepi 3:38 pm 05 Feb 09

The Austrian Club in Mawson sells small rolls with cheese for 1.00.

ant ant 3:03 pm 05 Feb 09

Inpsector Rex ate them all and the price went up. They have to pay the cafes danger money.

The Brad The Brad 2:49 pm 05 Feb 09

The lease at Civic is probably twice the price of Hughes.

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