Restaurant Reviews

East Meets West at 545 Bánh Mì Café With French-Inspired Vietnamese Sandwiches

The building blocks of the sandwich are fairly basic and universal: bread, mayo, lettuce, tomato, cheese, and meat.

If this is your regular repertoire, you probably haven't had a bánh mì. And if you consider yourself a sandwich connoisseur, you'll want to try the ones coming from 545° Bánh Mì Café, a new Vietnamese eatery in Davie.

For a long time, Viet dining options have been scarce in South Florida. We have establishments like Hollywood's Pho VI, Saigon City in Lauderdale Lakes, or Basilik Vietnamese Grill in Fort Lauderdale where they serve traditional Vietnamese fare: steaming bowls of pho; fried rice topped with salty, fermented fish; and sticky sweet rice wrapped in banana leaves and stuffed with mung bean paste, pork, and black pepper.

See also: 545 Banh Mi Cafe in Davie (Photos)

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Nicole Danna is a Palm Beach County-based reporter who began covering the South Florida food scene for New Times in 2011. She also loves drinking beer and writing about the area's growing craft beer community.
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