Man Charged $17 For 'Deconstructed Sandwich' At Sydney Cafe

We've hit peak hipster.

How much would you expect to pay for a sandwich these days? $5? $8? Maybe even $10? Well, how about forking over $17. Not only that, you'll have to make it yourself.

Stunned? Well, that was precisely the reaction of one man whose cousin took to reddit to share his experience.

Shared along a photo of the dish, the user named MiloXF wrote: "My cousin ordered a sandwich and received this".

The dish in question. Source: reddit

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The reactions came quick and fast, with many backing the original poster's outrage.

"I'm ... just gonna buy the ingredients at Woolies for cheap," wrote one user, while another asked simply: "What the hell is the appeal of deconstructed food?".

As it turns out, the dish came from Sydney cafe Bread & Circus and was described on the menu as a 'Sandwich Box'.

But look, Bread & Circus certainly aren't the first nor will they be the last purveyor of deconstructed food.

Remember the time someone ordered 'avocado toast with feta' in Melbourne and was charged $18?

Oh, and this is what they were served.

Or what about the time author Jamila Rizvi was served a 'deconstructed coffee' at a Melbourne cafe?

Science experiment or coffee? Source: Jamila Rizvi

In an interview with the ABC Rizvi said that she "wanted a coffee, not a science experiment" and had "ordered a flat white without looking at the menu".

But wait ... there's more.

Take for example this 'deconstructed salmon bagel'.

Or what about this 'deconstructed salad'.

Or how about this 'deconstructed Caprese salad'.

To finish off, what about this 'deconstructed lemon meringue tart'.

10 daily has reached out the Bread & Circus for comment.

Feature Image: reddit