There’s something about warm, soft, juicy burger that makes life instantly better. The way it feels in your hands (put the knife and fork down you sociopath), the slightly drippy sauce, the delicate rise of the steam as you raise it towards your welcoming mouth…
If you’ve got a burger craving that needs satisfying, try these guys. Salivation guaranteed.
Got a burger craving you’re trying to kick? Look no further than Betty’s Burgers and Concrete Co. Since travelling South from the tropical temperatures of Queensland, Betty has opened her second Victoria 50’s style burger shack in Windsor! Where juicy patties, perfectly melted cheese and tasty sauces reign supreme. An extraordinary simple menu, our pick is Betty’s Classic with a side of french fries and sriracha mayo. Oh, and if you were wondering what ‘concrete’ refers to, only a rich and creamy custard ice-cream that Betty likes to whip up in her spare time. We suggest the Cookie Butter – vanilla frozen custard, crumbed Biscoff cookies, cookie butter and cinnamon sugar. You can thank us later.
129-131 Chapel St, Windsor
They’re one of the originals and they own taste. They’ve been in the game for decades and their burgers are so meticulously refined, that once you’ve eaten one you’ll question how you missed out on such well crafted patty for so long. Huxtaburger have dropped the clutch on the flavour highway, leaving a pile of greasy napkins in their wake.
203 High Street, Prahran
Do’s – M.Y.O burger and choose from an intense selection of add-ons. These guys welcome serious DIYers. Order the fiery BBQ basted ribs and wings. Throw in some onion rings, mac ‘n’ cheese pucks and don’t forget the french fries with Rocomayo. Oh, and a chocolate thickshake to top it off, that’s a no-brainer.
Don’ts – Wear white. First date? This meal cannot be eaten gracefully (sauce will go everywhere).
156 Chapel Street, Windsor
American style burgers that are extraordinarily simple. The same combo is repeated with a few extras added for those who like their burgers with all the trimmings. Our pick? The Chicken Burger. Crispy fried chicken, slaw, pickles, tomato, cheese & chipotle. Throw some onion rings on the side for a little extra something something. The 4.2 star google rating ain’t wrong, Parlour Diner is damn satisfying.
64 Chapel Street, Windsor
South Yarra’s gourmet burger cafe is more than a local favourite, their burgers are a borderline obsession for the locals that frequent their golden yellow doors. Stop in for a Too Cheesy and see exactly how a cheese burger should be made.
760 Chapel Street, South Yarra
Fun, quirky and obviously a little social media obsessed, #burgerlove give a few burger joints a run for their cheddar! While the menu is packed burgs that sound down right delicious, we’re not too sure about the #DEATH BY CHOCOLATE. Beef patty, American cheddar, bacon, Heartstarter. XXX BBQ sauce and NUTELLA. Cray.
5a/321 Chapel Street, Prahran
If the burger game of Chapel Street wasn’t already fierce enough, Kung Fu Burger ups the ante! This killer burger joint fuses the holy burger with niche Asian flavours. The Oh Crab and Buddha Temple burgers look interesting, but it’s the Peking Pork Tacos that are top of our list!
355 Chapel Street, South Yarra
The story of California Burgers starts in 2002, when founder Theo Tzavaras ventured to Los Angeles for the first time. Theo experienced his first American burger at an iconic burger restaurant in LA, and from that moment on, he was hooked. Every beef patty is handmade and hand-smashed for each burger. It doesn’t get much better than this people.
42 Chapel Street, Windsor
This two story burger palace is the sister venue to the Peninsula’s Southside Social, so you know they’re serving up some of the best burgers around. There’s walls covered in the most amazing street art ever seen on the inside of Windsor brick and on top of slingin’ incredible patties, they’ve got an outdoor terrace and a top notch selection of cocktails. We warn you, the Harlem Burger (pictured above) is not for the faint hearted; Southern fried hot chicken, american cheddar, white bbq sauce & maple mayonnaise served in between two butter milk waffles dusted in powdered sugar. Good luck.
34 Chapel Street, Windsor
Gone are the days of greasy, fast food that makes you feel heavy and sluggish. Herbivore Eatery is tasty, convenient and you’ll get bang for your buck. If you believe plant based is the way of the future, then come and hang out with this crew, they’re all about it. Their focus is on lowering the carbon footprint and environmental impact the food industry can have on the planet. Oh, and did we mention their vegan burgers are incredible?
361 Chapel St, South Yarra
Who knew fish bars were a thing?! Tommy Ruff serves up seafood burger goodness to the people of Chapel Street and boy do we love him for it. Tommy Ruff is a commitment to unique flavours and affordable seafood experience from a family entrenched in a world of fishing. Try their Crab Claw Burger and we promise you’ll never turn back.
121 Chapel St, Windsor
Grill’d serves up tasty, healthy burgers that make it easy for you to be a better Motherlovin’ human. In other words, they tackle the guilt of chowing down a juicy burger on the regular. They keep it real by not adding nasties like preservatives, hormones or refined sugars to their recipes. They push to do better by the environment and respecting Mother Earth. Plus, they support local by giving back to grassroots causes, so everyone can taste the benefits of their insanely delicious burgers. These burgers really are from a better place.
157 Chapel St, Windsor
Launching at the beginning of the vegetarian fast food revolution, Lord of the Fries’ sole purpose was to deliver the best fries in the world to the people. Since 2005, these imitation meat masters have been providing delicious burger options that aren’t drowning in beef fat and juiced up with gluten. Head here to enjoy a chicken parm without the harm!
170 Chapel St, Windsor
Once the home of fine dining meets grunge, Two Wrongs is now one of the hottest burger serving bars on Chapel Street after inviting the burger masters of Easey’s to run the kitchen. You still get the same ghetto glam feel that Two Wrongs is known for, but now you get some super tasty burgers too – can’t go wrong.
637 Chapel Street, South Yarra
Did someone say FREE BEER?! Set in Windsor’s hidden oasis (AKA Sample Bar’s beer garden), you’re invited to an afternoon of simple pleasures with Hawkers Beer.
You can’t make this stuff up. Real submissions and real conversations from Chapel Precinct. Tell us what you’ve overheard.
Boy George Australian DJ Tour at Chasers Nightclub. Culture Club frontman & POP icon Boy George is one of the most recognised and in demand House Music DJ’s of all time.
Ahh Valentine’s Day, a stupid cliche, a money making con or an opportunity to show your numero uno how much you really appreciate them. There’s so much to do on Chapel Street this day of love, even the hard-hearted will soften.
Residents of Prahran are invited to attend this year’s ‘Coffee with a Cop’ morning in Pran Central’s food court on Tuesday, February 19 from 10am – 11am.