There’s nothing finer than being in this diner, nestled in the backstreets of Brunswick West. Rude Boy Burgers (shout out to Rhianna) are flipping and grilling like no tomorrow.
This local favourite is the love child of Karen Rodriguez and Franco Caruso, who are the ex-owners of Lolo and Wren around the corner. The tucked away location on Albion Street is the perfect escape for some burgers with attitude (and trust us, we know a good burger when we see one).
Rude Boy matches and pairs like no other—the staple ‘Hot Chick’ combines fried chicken, grilled cheese, jalapenos, Louisiana slaw and hot sauce to create one of the most mouth-watering burgers to hit our lips. If meat isn’t your game, swap out that beef patty (wagyu beef only, with only the perfect amoutn of marbling to keep burgers juicy) with a deep fried mozzarella fritter (yes, it is one giant hunk of fried cheese) in a bun with Rude Sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, ketchup and mustard!
The fries are insanely maxed, as you’d expect. And the loaded Cubano Fries combine slow roasted pork shoulder, chorizo, mojo mayo and pickles for the most lavish side dish known to man. There’s also loaded tater tots, because, why not?!
Dessert shakes are sure to cure any lingering sugar cravings with choices like the Tim Tam Slam (ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate syrup and Tim Tam crumble) which is easily topping Melbourne’s milkshake charts.
The space has been fitted out using recycled materials and equipped with a flashy neon light as a #throwback to burger and shake joints of old.
Grab a napkin and get ready—this is some deliciously dangerous work. Rude never looked so good.
Image credit: Griffin Simm for The Urban List