Best For Kids Missy Moo's
The burger Jack & Jill
Another beef and bacon burger? My arteries didn’t know if they could handle it. But the Jack and Jill tasted surprisingly... fresh. Really. Sure, it was another big juicy burger dripping with rich caramelised onions and aioli, but crisp tomato and baby spinach, plus a really generous serving of ripe avocado, meant it tasted half-healthy, too. I loved how the bacon salted up the mellow avo and flaky toasted bun. By the way, Missy Moo’s is definitely our pick for the kids – from the nursery rhyme-themed names and baby-sized burgers, to the kids’ drawings on the wall. (My fave was by Caitlin in Year 2: “Moo Moo yum. I’m an ailian,” says one alien, grinning at a massive burger. “What about me mom?” replies another. “I’m an ailian, too.” A drink on top of the burger commands, “Drink me”. How very Alice in Wonderland.)
On the side Chips with relish
The chips were flat, crispy and firm, with just the right amount of potato skin. I was obsessed with the tangy relish, a nice change from creamy aioli. It was sweet but had a great vinegary bite that cut through thestarchiness of the chips.
148 Scarborough Beach Road, North Perth; 400 South Terrace, South Fremantle.
Best Veggie Burgers
Though you wouldn’t guess it from this article, nine times out of ten I opt for a veggie option at a burger joint. Here are some of the best.
1. Mushroom Burger from Burgers with Attitude
Even my most carnivorous friends have ordered this burger (especially on a Tuesday, when they go for just $10 a pop) because it’s really freakin’ amazing – not just by veggie burger standards, but by any standards. A juicy Portobello mushroom is topped with lime, avocado, coriander, tomato, corn relish, jalapenos,
Parmesan and mozzarella, for a great Mexican flavour.
5/258-288 Canning Highway, Bicton.
2. Sweet Potato Burger from Burgermeister
Slabs of chargrilled sweet potato are roasted in thyme and served with plenty of goat’s cheese. The almost molten cheese has a real bite that balances out the mellowness of the sweet potato. Much creamy. Very taste. Yum.
170b Hampden Road, Nedlands.
3. Halloween Burger from V Burger Bar
Don’t worry, there’s nothing scary about this veggie burger. The patty is made up of big slabs of pumpkin, deep-fried in breadcrumbs so it’s super crispy and light. It’s topped with basil pesto and chunks of soft fetta, cushioned in a dense ciabatta bun.
910 Albany Highway, East Victoria