Oozing with camembert, brie, or simply some delicious mature cheddar, there’s nothing like a warm toasted sandwich to warm you from within on a cold winter’s day. Toasties really are the perfect ‘on the go’ lunch. Whilst a quick and easy meal, toasties do not need to be bland — they can be a simply heavenly experience when filled with cranberry sauce, sautéed mushrooms, crispy bacon, or even jalapeño chutney. There are so many options to make your taste buds sing! So, where are the best places to stop for a toastie in St Andrews and the surrounding area? Here are some of our favourites… 



Taste, North Street, St Andrews


Primarily known for their coffee, Taste, a tiny café on North Street in the heart of St Andrews, also serves up delicious pastries and toasties. We particularly love the vegan hummus and falafel panini paired with a cinnamon cappuccino, but there are cheese- and meat-filled options for our carnivorous friends, too. It’s primarily a takeaway destination, though there are a few indoor and outdoor seats — so why not take your hot beverage and panini to a scenic bench in the town, or, if faced with inclement weather, back to one of our rental properties? 

Rocca, Bell Street St Andrews


This Italian deli serves up gourmet, handmade toasted ciabatta sandwiches — you can choose one of their flavour combinations, or build your own. There are a plethora of delicious ingredients on offer, from prosciutto to fresh tomatoes, salami, mozzarella, artichokes and more. While you’re there, why not buy some of the delicious fresh ingredients on sale in the deli to cook up a storm back at one of our holiday rentals in the evening? Buon appetito! 

The Cheesy Toast Shack, Kingsbarns Beach & East Sands, St Andrews


With outlets at the East Sands Beach and Kingsbarns Beach, the Cheesy Toast Shack is a famous East Neuk eatery — and rightly so, their toasties are divine! The mac n’ cheese toastie is a classic, with a range of specials and seasonal options featuring delicious chutneys (such as caramelised onion, jalapeño, sweet onion, beetroot) which elevate a simple sandwich to a new level. Why not combine a toastie with a winter walk along the East Fife coastal path for 

I J Mellis, South Street, St Andrews


An artisan cheesemonger, I J Mellis is a distinguished shopfront on the St Andrews high street. They pride themselves in selling a fantastic array of cheeses — with creamy, crumbly, salty and tangy options available. Served on sourdough, their weekend toasties allow their high-quality cheeses to take centre stage. Each mouthful is delightful. Check out our January and February availability for a winter break with us at Premier Stays Fife, and then be sure to add this cheesemonger to your itinerary. 

Cocoa Tree Café, Pittenweem


If you’re staying in one of our St Andrews properties, we’d highly recommend a day trip down the coast Pittenweem, one of the quaint fishing villages in the East Neuk. Explore the beautiful harbour, wander along the Fife Coastal Path, and then finish off your morning with lunch at the Cocoa Tree Café. Famous for its indulgent hot chocolates, this café is an absolute gem and their toasted sandwiches (and cocoa-filled soups) are absolutely delicious. 

Cambo Gardens Café, Kingsbarns


A cosy cafe set in the converted stables and courtyard of a country estate which serves delicious vegetarian and vegan lunch options. Did we mention that all the ingredients are grown in their kitchen garden? Fresh, tasty, local, and warming, their menu is a must try! Whilst you’re at Cambo, we highly recommend that you explore the beautiful woodland, walled gardens and beach, especially if you’re holidaying with your dog. We have a number of dog-friendly accommodation options. Check out our website for more details.