Noble Sandwich Co.

4805 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78756

Though the Noble Sandwich Co. opened in earnest in September 2010 (and there's a board next to the counter noting how many days it's been open), its real beginning came out of the friendship between John Bates and Brandon Martinez, which began in culinary school in their native Corpus Christi in 1998.

The philosophy behind the Noble Sandwich Co. is grounded in culinary experiences that range from trattoria fare to fine dining, as well as a love for scratch cooking. And yet, it's a philosophy that can be summed up simply: Make it, and make it better than the guy down the street.

The breakfast and lunch sandwiches at the core of Noble Sandwich Co.’s menu employ high-quality ingredients - including select local and sustainable items - and a practical, crafted approach to making good, satisfying food.

For lunch, familiar favorites like the BLT and the Club Sandwich are on the menu, next to Noble Sandwich Co. creations like the Thai Chicken, the Duck Pastrami (with the restaurant's signature, made in-house rye pickles), the Creole Catfish, and the restaurant's namesake sandwich (which gathers spicy ham, pulled pork, provolone, and bacon).

Noble Sandwich Co.'s approach to breakfast includes sandwiches and stuffed biscuits that bring familiar ingredients together - include house-smoked bacon, house-made chorizo, and eggs from local farms - in winning combinations, and also includes traditional favorites like oatmeal and waffles as start-of-the-day options.