|Huxtaburger has opened in the CBD|
The new store is down the newly opened laneway at the back of 333 Collins street. Entry is from Flinders lane and at this stage there is no sign. There’s a tiny bit more space for eating in than the original Collingwood store and the place has the same retro feel to it thanks to the use of lots of polished metal on the counter, cherry red stools and diamond patterned floor to ceiling windows. The menu is identical to the original store as far as the burgers are concerned. There’s your whole Huxtable family offering from Bill with the lot to my pick, the Denise ($9). The Denise is a sweat inducing combination of beef, cheese, salad, fiery jalapenos and sriracha mayo. The jalapenos give the burger just the right amount of kick to keep things interesting and like all Huxtaburger’s offerings – the Denise is made with top quality ingredients. The meat used in the patty is outstanding, seriously beefy Moondarra wagyu and even the sweet brioche buns are somewhat addictive. I love the old school fat chips ($3) which are crinkle cut as well.
|Huxtaburger’s new addition – The Vanessa with chips|
There is one new addition to the menu though, a breakfast bun which is helpfully served all day. The Vanessa ($5) is a genius combination of fried egg, bacon, melted cheese and a squirt of Bloody Mary mayo. The Vanessa is served in the same shiny bun as the burgers giving a slight sweetness to the breakfast offering. It would indeed be the perfect hangover food but even in my non-hungover state I could appreciate this was a seriously good breakfast and also an absolute bargain. The only drawback is that Huxtaburger doesn’t open until 10am so for most city workers who start work before then, the Vanessa will have to serve as a mid-morning snack or late brunch.
It’s great to have Huxtaburger in the city but I’d like to see more special offerings like the Vanessa to give the city location a different feel to the Collingwood store rather than feeling like a carbon copy. Although the suits queuing up for a burger fix rather than bearded hipsters is a giveaway that you are not on Smith Street anymore – hangover or no hangover.
Details: Huxtaburger, Fulham Place off Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000 (Ph 9417 MEAT) Mon-Sat 10am-10pm. Closed Sundays.
Damage: Such a bargain my mother would approve. My bill for one came to $9.