Our Story

Hello Sarnie was founded by friends and UK expats, Andrew Pearce and Mike Kendall-Smith. Hailing from the UK and armed with a dream to open a grab-and-go café similar to those found overseas, the new Aussie locals built the Hello Sarnie brand from the ground up.

Their first store opened on Pirie St in 2015, with a passion for bringing freshly made, high quality products to the locals.

With customers embracing the grab-and-go concept and the popularity of its products, the boys opened their second store on Gawler Place in late 2017.

Hello Sarnie was born out of the desire to provide its customers with high quality, delicious and freshly made products that they could enjoy on the go! Each morning, our chef and his passionate team of foodies, begin from scratch preparing each of the products... from the mayonnaise, to the dips, salads, soups and sarnies... everything is made fresh daily by the Hello Sarnie team!

This level of detail is purposeful – it allows the team complete control over the products and quality it serves to its guests. And at the end of the day, whatever is not sold, is donated to charity OzHarvest, which turns the food waste into meals for the homeless.

Andrew and Mike have dedicated their careers to the hospitality industry, working as floor staff right through to management, for the past 30 years combined.

Follow the Hello Sarnie journey as the boys continue their dream of providing guests with the best Hello Sarnie experience and their commitment to building a responsible and sustainable brand!

Pictured: Hello Sarnie Founders, Andrew Pearce and Mike Kendall-Smith

Our Approach

Hello Sarnie is a grab ‘n’ go breakfast and lunch bar committed to producing fresh, high quality handmade products, served with exceptional customer service. Our menu of breakfast, lunch and snack products are all freshly made, using quality, locally sourced, ingredients. Every morning our chef, along with his team of passionate foodies, start from scratch to prepare each product fresh from our kitchen. Everything is made by us... from our mayonnaise, to our dips, to our soups, salads and sandwiches. And whatever we don’t sell at the end of each day, we donate to charity at night - cos fresh is best and we are doing our bit to help minimise food waste.

Pairing perfectly with our food is our coffee! Hello Sarnie understands the importance of serving a great cup of coffee, using locally roasted coffee beans which matches perfectly with milk, sourced from the Adelaide Hills.

We also specialise in corporate catering, having quickly built a strong reputation with our corporate clients as one of the best caterers in Adelaide. We are proud to serve some of Australia’s top companies including ASX, private and Government-run entities. Whether it be a meeting for two or an event for two hundred, our quality and presentation won't disappoint.