I met someone from Sydney who was adamant that “Mary’s Burger’s” could not be beaten. Having tried a burger from Mary’s on a recent trip, I’ll admit that they are pretty good. But really, this guy had clearly not been in Canberra for very long otherwise he would have known that Canberra is not only known for our fantastic coffee, but also our burgers. Here are a few of my personal favourites.
11 Wentworth Ave, Kingston
I mean, you can’t talk about burgers without mentioning the classic Brod. I love the BrodChicken (chicken + bacon = culinary match made in heaven), and also the BrodVeg – who would have guessed that eggplant on a burger could be so delicious?
19 Lonsdale St, Braddon
After setting up in Braddon this time last year, Grease Monkey has gained a loyal following with its cheeky décor, central location and, of course, yummy burgers. If you’re feeling particularly ravenous, go all out with The Full Service, essentially a burger-with-the-lot. That means beef patty, bacon, egg, cheese, tomato, beetroot, onion, and tomato sauce.
Poppa’s Pasta and Burger Takeaway
73 Canberra Ave, Griffith
Probably one of the best kept secrets in Canberra is Poppa’s Pasta and Burger Takeaway, located in the Kingston Hotel. In college my friends and I celebrated many a Friday afternoon with a burger from Poppa’s – it was a blessing and a curse being so close to our school!
The Cupping Room
1/1-13 University Ave, Canberra
I love the breakfast burger Huevos Bollo – even if I look like a bit of a fool trying to pronounce it when ordering!
4 Farrer Pl, Farrer
If you’re a fan of spice, try the RoadRunner at Fox & Bow. It includes grilled chicken, swiss cheese, guacamole, slaw, and jalapenos, served on a toasted bun with a side of, quite possibly, the world’s most delicious chips.