The Absolute Best Cheeseburgers On The Sunshine Coast

By Trixie Hillen
8th Jun 2017


A good cheeseburger is a thing of beauty. Soft, pillowy buns, a juicy pattie (or two?) and loads of oozy, gooey, melted cheese are the only essentials for a classic cheeseburger. After that, you can pretty much go crazy with the extras. 

Here at TUL, we’ve taken one for the team and hunted down the best cheeseburgers on the Sunshine Coast so you don’t have to. But we know you will definitely want to… 

  1. From its not so humble roots on Hastings Street, Betty’s Burgers is expanding all over the country. If you want to start out with a truly traditional cheeseburger, you can’t go wrong with a Betty’s Classic. Try kicking it up a notch with extra onion rings and sriracha mayo. 
  2. The Harley James Special at Bordertown is possibly the most epic cheeseburger we’ve ever tried. Double beef, double bacon and double housemade Velveeta cheese. And if that doesn’t measure up (although we fail to see how that’s possible) Wednesday nights are “Build Your Own Burger” night, so you can create your own cheesy masterpiece. 
  3. Not only does Downtown Burger Bar serve up locally-sourced produce, they’re even dishing up a $12 lunch special–classic burger, fries and a drink. Their cheesiest burger is a very non-traditional blue cheese and maple bacon burger. Hell. Yes. 
  4. If you’re looking for a classic American-style burger, Good Bar hits it out of the ballpark. Their cheeseburger is made with Jack cheese and it’s chock full of pickles, onion, mustard and special sauce. If you’re not a fan of carbs (*cough* lightweight *cough*), they do a bun-free option on all their burgers. 
  5. Izba Espresso doesn’t pull any punches with their epic cheeseburger. They whip up an old-school classic plus pickles, onion and mustard, and it is gooood. Trust us, or don’t. #moreburgersforus 
  6. You might find Rick’s Famous Big One burger in an American-style diner, but we can guarantee they’ve made it truly Aussie by putting beetroot on there, along with double beef, cheese, lettuce and tomato. You can thank us later.
  7. For a twist on the classic cheeseburger, pay Gainsbourg a visit, and sample their 16-hour slow-cooked brisket burger with Swiss and housemade pickles. It might not fool the Hamburglar, but we love it, so we’re definitely filing this one as a real cheeseburger.
  8. Hello Harry are pros when it comes to whipping up burgers. With locations in Caloundra and Maroochydore, you’re with their perfect and humble Grassfed Beef Burger. Just quietly, it’s one of our all-time fave burgers full-stop. Especially when paired with a side of sweet potato fries. Oh baby. 
  9. If your heart screams ‘cheeseburger’ but your wallet is whimpering ‘cheese on toast’, our mates at Dirty Moes have got you covered. Just $16 on Thursdays for a classic double cheeseburger and fries, right on the Esplanade at Mooloolaba. It’s gotta be one of the best cheeseburgers on the Sunshine Coast too. 
  10. The Midnight Delight from The Burger Bar is no ordinary cheeseburger. We’re talking smoky bacon, garlic and chilli mayo, and fried onions. But… it’s got cheese. And it’s a burger. And it’s truly awesome. So we’re including it!  
  11. Head down to Alex Bar and Grill pronto for their Five Dollar Friday deal. No, you don’t get a burger for $5 (we wish!) but you DO get $5 off all their steaks and burgers. That brings a massive cheeseburger and fries down to just $13. Which leaves just enough beer money to wash this bad boy down. 
  12. We all know Zachary’s for their pizza joints around Noosa, but Zac’s Gourmet Burgers on Hastings Street has made a name for themselves, and their cheeseburger is just right when you need to refuel after a big day in the surf. 

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Image credit: Amy Higg for The Urban List | Izba Espresso

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