Fairfield’s cafe game is pretty strong, but it’s probably not the first suburb that pops to mind when you think ‘outrageous burgers’. Until now, anyway...
Burger Road is a new American burger joint that’s opened on Station St, and it’s doing a solid selection of artery-clogging goodness.
Let’s start with the loaded fries, because they rate a mention. These come in two speeds: bacon or Kransky, but it’s almost always better to go the Kransky. Loaded fries tend to devolve into primeval gloop after a few forkfuls, but this pack holds its texture nicely. Rough-cut chilli and spring onion, a few jalapenos on there, cheese sauce and crispy fried Kransky sausages. Hapy days.
On first glance, the burger menu is pretty standard stuff, but there’s a few surprises lurking here. The addition of Kewpie mayo and sweet onion relish on the ‘Moo'Yahlicios’. The unexpected pesto swirl in the RD chicken burger. A slice of soothing av’ beneath the spicy fried chicken. Our pick is the signature Station St. burger: a Wagyu patty, double cheese, ketchup mustard and mayo. Nothing outrageous, but the execution is awesome.
Loving the little bun menu too. You can pick between milk bun (the king of buns), black bun, beetroot bun and gluten-free seeded. No brioche on there, which is controversial, but we reckon it's time Melbourne moved on.
The shakes menu is another pleasant surprise. You’d think we’d have run out of flavour combos by now, but have you ever encountered a gingerbread, watermelon or toasted marshmallow thickshake before? Us neither.
You can either dine in (the space opens up nicely out the back) or Burger Road helpfully offers ordering and delivery direct through its website. Nice touch, that.
Image credit: Brennan Lukav