Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Burgers of Melbourne: Huxtaburger II, Mr. Burger, Rockwell and Sons

As most of y'all know, I'm not just a ramen nerd. I am also a burger geek and addict. I feel adrenalin rush through my veins whenever I see a hamburger with soft bun, glistening juicy beef pattie, and a provocative melted cheese. Can I get a witness?!!

Anyway, I heard that the lovely city of Melbourne has amazing burgers of such to offer. So, I carefully mapped out my game plan and picked three places to visit. Namely: Huxtaburger, Mr Burger, and Rockwell & Sons Co.

Huxtaburger II

If the "Huxta" part of the name sounds familiar to you, then you must've watched or have heard of the  "The Huxtables" whilst growing up. They are the renowned family of the sitcom "The Bill Cosby show". Even their burgers are named after some of the family members. Such as Theo or Denise "the hot one" (a huxtaburger with chillies). The first shop of Huxtaburger is located on Smith St in Collingwood. Then a few months ago, Huxtaburger II opened in the CBD. It is located in a laneaway (like most amazing eats in Melbourne) called Fullham Place. It had a diner type feel theme that is very fitting to the burgers they serve.

My huxtaburger ($8.50) came out and the burger geek in me got super mega excited. The burger was somewhere borderline gourmet and dirty American burger in style. The melted cheese stared at me as if it was seducing me. The housemade bun was sweet and very soft. The bun was also buttered and slightly toasted that handled the whole burger well. The meat was perfectly flavoured. It also had lettuce, tomato, mayo, mustard, tomato sauce and pickles. This burger was so awesome that I had to order another one for takeaway and I went to their Collingwood shop two days later for another hit.

Huxtaburger II
Shop 11 Fullham Pl
Melbourne CBD
Trading hours:
Monday to Saturday 10am-10pm
Huxtaburger on Urbanspoon

Mr Burger
Mr Burger started as a hamburger food truck that would normally park in a warehouse near the Queen Victoria Markets.

Mr. Burger with added bacon (takeaway)
Mr Burger ($10) is a standard burger with beef pattie, cheese, tomato, lettuce, pickles, onion, tomato sauce, mustard and mayo. I requested for bacon as an optional extra. The sweet bun that handles all the ingredients is soft and tasty. The beef pattie is well seasoned.
Mr. Meat Burger (takeaway)
I preferred the Mr Meat burger ($11) to the standard burger. The barbecue sauce, bacon and caramelised onions gave this burger more punch with its smoky, salty and sweet flavours. It also contains beef, cheese, lettuce, pickles and mayo.

Mr Burger
428 Little Bourke St
Melbourne CBD
Trading hours:
Monday to Wednesday 11am - 3pm
Thursday and Friday 11am - 8pm
Saturday 12pm - 8pm

Mr Burger on Urbanspoon
Rockwell and Sons

Another Collingwood joint that serves burgers goes by name of Rockwell and Sons. This American dude food and bar place is a smash hit amongst locals and visitors. It is run by North Carolinian chef, Casey Wall and Kiwi chef, Manu Potoi. The place has a contemporary industrial small bar look. The service was fast and the staff were very friendly.
French Fries with malt vinegar aioli
Double Smash Patty Burger
I'm here for one reason only and that is to get my hands on the double patty smash burger ($10). It's called double patty smash as somewhere in the cooking process, the beef patties are flip and smashed in a way that it keeps some bits rare and some bits charred. Two patties are then placed in a super fluffy and buttery seeded brioche bun. The whole burger is kept simple with alluring melted Kraft cheese and a special sauce. It is simple yet perfect and extremely flavoursome.

Rockwell and Sons
288 Smith St, Collingwood, VIC, Australia, 3066
Phone: 8415 0700

Trading hours:
Wednesday 6pm-10pm
Thursday 6pm-10pm
Friday 12pm-3pm and 6pm-11pm
Saturday 11am-4pm and 6pm-11pm
Sunday 11am-4pm and 6pm-10pm
Monday 12pm-3pm and 6pm-10pm

Rockwell and Sons on Urbanspoon
Melbourne is full of burger epicness that would more than satisfy any burger aficionado. This is only a glimpse of what this city has to offer.


  1. Every single picture of those burgers makes my mouth water. It's not a good idea to see this post at this early time of the day, isn't it? Haha.
    Great review, as always, Raff!

  2. Wow, you did well!!

    I'm craving a burger now haha, have heard great things about huxtaburger, will have to try them next time I'm in melb!

  3. goodness me! all the burgers have me drooling!!
    and you they sound absolutely delicious in their own ways!!

    - Cassie

  4. BURGER PORN! Love how they're so affordable... I did no such burger hunt when I was there... I'm now so devastated.

  5. dem vocabulary errors

    1. Dude! "Dem"?? So should I start using that instead of "them". Thanks!

  6. I really shouldn't read blog posts on a Monday morning. Now I just want a burger & fries for breakfast!!!

  7. Aww man, the last time I was in Melbourne I wanted to visit huxtaburger SO badly! look at how sexy that burger is.

  8. lol damn even more eating joints to add to my list when i go to melbourne. so many good places to eat and not enough time

  9. i still havent been to any of those well known burger joint in melb although ive been ot melb a gazillion times. thanks for the review!

  10. Most of the burgers definitely don't look photogenic but daymmm the cheese on the huxtaburger one. As far as I'm concerned dirty American is the only way to have it.

  11. that huxtaburger looks amazing. i'm trying hard not to lick the screen. and Neil is right on the burger. dirty American all the way!

  12. ooh they look like such good burgers! nice buns, liking the melty cheese :3 mmmm

  13. Melbourne has all the American places. Does Sydney have any?


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