Changz Canteen

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
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Changz Canteen – 256 Glen Eira Rd, Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia
Burger:
Cheeseburger
Serviettes:
5
Dress Code:
Casual
Sleepiness:
7 minutes
Would we recommend:
Definitely
Price:
$8
Summary

History says, open a restaurant, then become famous for your ‘special’ sauce. The boys at Changz are flipping the script and have got themselves a wicked chilli game going. You might have seen them stocked at your local café, or even one of your favourite burger joints. After winning spice-fiends over since 2014, they decided to create their own Americana inspired canteen in a quite pocket of Elsternwick. Their chilli sauce comes in a few varieties but there’s plenty more to choose from on their menu. Start off with some Pork Scratchings or Fried Chicken, then grab yourself a burger and fries and start testing all the sauce combos. We went for their classic Cheeseburger that came with a beef patty, a milk bun, American Cheese, creamy/tangy mayo and pickles.

Comments
“The patty was cooked nicely and overall the burger was kept simple, but full of flavour. The bun was soft and balanced really well with the meaty fillings, making the burger very easy to eat – before I knew it, it was all gone! The sauce was great, but I wish I had more of it. The chips were good too and just the way I like them; thin and very salty. Would definitely go back!”
“Such a humble little cheeseburger. I was surprised they didn’t go full “Check out my burger blog bro”, and make it the spiciest, biggest burger you’ve ever seen. But they nailed it. From the soft fluffy bun to the little bit of crunch from the pickle and meat charr. The menu doesn’t give much away, but there was a whole lot of dill/onion/cheese and a creamy ketchup mayo combo happening. I really liked this burger. It reminds me of the old school style burgers. From an American roadside diner. Nothing too fancy, just done heart-warmingly right. I’d be back again. Next time I might add bacon just for a little extra meaty goodness.”
Changz Canteen Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


St Burgs

Wednesday, December 30, 2015
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St Burgs – 4/41 Edgewater Blvd, Maribyrnong, Victoria, Australia
Burger:
Double D
Serviettes:
5
Dress Code:
Casual
Sleepiness:
17 minutes
Would we recommend:
Definitely
Price:
$9
Summary

You don’t really just stumble on a place like St Burgs. Apart from a laundromat, it’s one of the only inhabited businesses at the bottom of an apartment block in what feels like the middle of nowhere. This little pocket situated along the Maribyrnong River has spectacular city views and will some day be booming with life. But right now it has that Docklands vibe that isn’t quite right. This hasn’t stopped the burger loving guys behind St Burgs. It’s a family affair, with a bunch of brothers getting together to create a no-nonsense burger joint. Their menu consists of only a handful of burgers to match your appetite or eating disfunction: choose from a beef burger, fried chicken burger or a mushroom burger. They even do some wings if you need more than fries as a side. There’s not a whole lot of room inside but there’s a lot more space to go Al Fresco and embrace the beef sweats. We ordered the Double D that came on a milk bun with two Australian grass fed beef patties, double American cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, gherkin relish, “durger mayo” & smokey sauce.

Comments
“Some very well-seasoned, good smashed patties surrounded by oozing cheese and drenched in some sweet tasting sauce. The bun started out OK, but by end became a sloppy mess. Would I go back? Hells yeah! Big tip: when you’re sitting outside be sure to use a plate when eating as I guarantee you the burger will drop through the table gaps and go all over your new kicks. Fries were good.”
“This was good. It dripped goodness. Everywhere. I was hungover and it was just what I needed. The patties were salty and had a bit of crunch to each bite. But the biggest bonus to this burger was the soft gooeyness that left cheese stuck to all my teeth. The only this I just wasn’t sure on the BBQ sauce. It mixed with the pickle relish they had going on and made for a burger that was just a touch too much the sweet side for me. Next time I might just hold the BBQ sauce. If you’re in need of a burger hug, St Burgs will answer your prayers.”
St. Burgs Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


Juanita Peaches

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
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Juanita Peaches – 12 Edward Street, Brunswick Victoria, Australia
Burger:
Cheese Burger
Serviettes:
2
Dress Code:
Smart Casual
Sleepiness:
5 minutes
Would we recommend:
Go Now!
Price:
$12
Summary

The man behind the famed Beatbox Kitchen, Taco Truck and All Day Donuts brings Melbourne another stellar eatery. It’s called Juanita Peaches and it’s a little bit of East L.A in Brunswick. For the last couple of months it’s been mainly a fried chicken joint, but there’s a Cheese Burger on the menu now that should get peoples’ attention. Why wasn’t it on the menu from the get-go? It just wasn’t ready yet. Raph Rashid has been perfecting this burger for the last 5 years. He wanted to create a cheese burger that you’d keep coming back to, something you don’t feel like you need a python-like jaw to eat, something with the perfect balance of bread to meat. One of the things that took the longest to craft was the bun. Raph calls it a Boogie Bun, and it’s like a potato bun made love to a brioche – solid but spongey. When you order, you’ll see the guys place the buns in a giant steamer, along with the cheese on the top bun creating the signature “Up-Cheese”. He also minces his own Victoria Grass Fed beef, meaning that from top to bottom it’s all Raph’s Cheese Burger. It comes with 120gm Grass Fed beef patty, double cheese, mustard, onions, pickle all on a Boogie Bun. You can order extras like an extra patty or chilli peppers, but the chef recommends keeping it as is.

Comments
“This is a Happy Meal for adults. All of it made me feel like a kid again. The white onions, the American cheese, the mustard and of course the delicious patty. All in between a spongey, soft bun. This thing is great. It made me want more. It left me wondering, did that burger need another patty? Was I just being a fatty and thought I needed another burger because I was hungry? Was I still even hungry? I thought about it for a while and realised that, yes, I did want more. But that’s pretty much what Raph sucked me into. He was right, it’s the burger you want to go back to. It’s the kind of burger that brings back the joy of going out for a hamburger with some friends. Grab a beer, add some fries, get some fried chicken and enjoy yourself. You’re not meant to eat this and wish you could take a shower. Yes this is a simple, classic Cheeseburger, but it’s also first-class.
Juanita Peaches Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


Saintly Burger

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
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Saintly Burger – 81 Ormond Rd, Elwood, Victoria, Australia
Burger:
Double Cheese Cheeseburger + Bacon
Serviettes:
2
Dress Code:
Casual
Sleepiness:
4 minutes
Would we recommend:
Don’t expect much
Price:
$11.45
Summary

Along the beachy, somewhat fancier side of Melbourne, Saintly Burger sits at home in Elwood. It’s not a place too many Melbournians make a trip out too. It’s mainly filled with locals and has an almost “small town with cash” feel to the strip. Although you’ll definitely find the backpackers circling around being next door to the ever popular St Kilda foreshore. The burger joint has been around for about 10 years and has seen trends come and go. They of course pride themselves on their burgers being pure at heart serving Grass Fed beef, chemical free chicken and a few vegetarian options. They cater to young and old, especially when you consider their range of “grown up” milkshakes that come spiked with booze. Saintly’s a small shop with a large communal dining table that’s perfect pitstop after a day at the beach. Their burger mantra says that everything is better with bacon, so it was only right to add it to my choice of their super simple Double Cheese Cheeseburger. In between a low G-I Sourdough bun came a 160gm grass fed beef patty, two pieces of cheese, ketchup, pickles and mustard.

Comments
“Everything on paper sounded great: the grass fed stuff, the double cheese and the simplicity of it all. I don’t normally find places that pride themselves on this kind of basic genius. Alas, it was a bit of a mess. The patty tasted store-bought and so did the bun and not as premium as they made out to be. To “upgrade” to brioche was an extra $1 and I wasn’t having any of that. They recommend sourdough so it was sourdough ’til the end – unfortunately. The patty was chargrilled, but on the burnt side of the scale, leaving me with a tough and undesirable bite. I was excited at first because the bacon looked like it was cut straight from the slab, but there were still big bits of rind on there that had me picking at my teeth with each bite. I honestly don’t know what happened here. A burger shouldn’t be hard work. I feel like no one in the kitchen has tasted this burger. So much promise to start with but I’m afraid I’d be going back to the drawing board on this one.”
Saintly Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


Burger Burger

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
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Burger Burger – 135 Union Rd, Surrey Hills, Victoria, Australia
Burger:
Belmore Bacon
Serviettes:
1
Dress Code:
Casual
Sleepiness:
8 minutes
Would we recommend:
If you’re in the area
Price:
$14
Summary

In the evening, under the mixed light of street lights and setting sun, the Union Rd strip of shops looks more like a small country town than a suburb just 11kms out of Melbourne. It’s on the more affluent side but that doesn’t mean locals shouldn’t indulge in the humble hamburger. BurgerBurger was created in early 2015 by husband and wife duo Leena and Nesh Rakhra and strives for burger perfection. They source all produce locally and offer a handful of burgers all named after the neighbourhood: the Cam-baa-baa-well is filled with lamb and grilled haloumi whilst the Chicky Canterbury has the ever popular Buttermilk Chicken and Sriracha combo. For those that can’t stand gluten, they look out for you too with Gluten Free buns at an extra $2. After speaking to the very friendly Nesh about what’s been popular I took a seat in their modern little shop and waited for my Belmore Bacon burger that comes on a brioche bun with a 150g Wagyu, Smokey Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Cos Lettuce, Pickles, Tomato, Grilled Onions and BurgerBurger sauce.

Comments
“I rarely venture into this part of Melbourne so I didn’t know what to expect. The place was filled with staff and the menu looked promising. They didn’t look really busy until I realised that they deliver – the counter stacked with paper bags ready to go to hungry locals. The burger arrived and the bun glistened. It was crusty on the out and soft on the inside – kind of like the meat patty. I think there should of been more beef in the burger though. Maybe upping the patty to a 200g. I found it salty had pretty tasty, but there wasn’t enough juice. It might have been left of the grill just a little long. Overall it was really balanced though. Every bite got me a bit of everything. But, by far, my highlight was the amazing pickles. They were really sweet and chunky. Decent fries on offer too.”
Burger Burger Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


Rude Boy

Thursday, October 22, 2015
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Rude Boy – 482 Albion St, Brunswick West, Victoria, Australia
Burger:
The Rude Boy
Serviettes:
6
Dress Code:
Casual
Sleepiness:
16 minutes
Would we recommend:
If you’re in the area
Price:
$12
Summary

It’s kind of in the middle of somewhere cool and the middle of nowhere. That’s the suburban-type feel that Brunswick West has to it. You’ve got some cool places scattered around but then your back drop is a freeway overpass. Rude Boy is burger joint in and amongst all this. They’re owned by a husband and wife team who also run popular Lolo & Wren cafe just next door. A pretty smart move for an area strip that’s limited with quality fair, the guys have their corner of the market dominated. Breakfast and light lunch at the cafe or something a little more comforting at the burger joint. Their main focus is their produce, with meats sourced ethically from around the state like Clover Valley and Milawa free range chicken. Burgers come in all shapes and sizes and get as wild as including jalapeno poppers and chimmi churri, to as basic as meat, cheese and ketchup. I had to get into their namesake Rude Boy burger that came with a sesame seed bun, 150g Wagyu patty, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and rude sauce.

Comments
“There was huge promise here. It was decent sized and looked had all the right stuff in the right places: cheese melting all over a big patty with a soft bun. All these things hit the mark. The patty was salty and pink and juicy. The cheese I barely noticed and the bun did it’s job. But the thing that threw me was the crazy amount of signature rudeboy sauce. It made for a really saucy mess. I didn’t mind it as a dipping sauce but in the burger there was too much. The best way to describe it is a a dill filled mayo with a touch of blue cheese dressing. I managed to sample some chips and bacon from my fellow diners and these were actually brilliant. If I was in the neck of the woods I’d give their Little Rude Boy (plus bacon and chips) a go. Oh, crazy bonus points to the staff who didn’t charge me for ketchup, pointing out there was plenty on the table.”
Rude Boy Burger Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


Easey’s

Sunday, September 13, 2015
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Easey’s – 48 Easey Street, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia
Burger:
Too Ease + Bacon
Serviettes:
3
Dress Code:
Casual
Sleepiness:
10 minutes
Would we recommend:
Definitely
Price:
$14
Summary

The only way this place could be more Melbourne would-be if it were hidden down a laneway. Close enough though, it’s off the main drag off Smith street, and instead of hiding themselves they’ve thrown actual train carriages on their roof. Actually a really smart but probably expensive move. With Melbourne having more burger joints than ever, the kids refer to Easey’s as “the one with the trains”. A product of fellow burger lover Jimmy “Burgers” Hurlston and local artist Jeremy Gaschk this joint doesn’t do things by halves. They’re an experimental bunch. The anything goes attitude is seen across a lot of their social media and clienteles choices. Want a DimSim in your burger? Sure. How about 12 patties. Why not? This “Easy-going” bunch sees locals constantly trying to outdo each other with more melt, more patty and more absurdity. I sat downstairs, enjoyed some beer and went for a more classic option. The boys brought me a Too Ease that came on a soft bun, with two beef patties, double American cheddar, pickles, onion, ketchup, mustard and without realising it, somehow I’d managed to add some bacon in there.

Comments
“I’d heard mixed reviews about Easey’s ever since they opened. But, for me this was pretty damn decent. The patties were pink and spot on, and the streaky bacon cut into strips meant that I didn’t pull out all the bacon within my first bite. I was a big fan of how soft and easy to eat this was too. It was salty, simple and to the point. Oh, and supremely cheesy. I’m not really a fan of the the whole, “the bigger the better” culture that’s brewing at certain venues like this. But, if the kids that visit want to splash cash for internet points, please be my guest. All I can liken them to people who drive Hummers. Overall, the burgers impressed, so that’s most important. P.s God bless their souls, they take bookings.”
Easey's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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