En Route to the Best Buns in Town

 

Given Melbourne’s vibrant and constantly evolving food scene, it’s no surprise to witness the pop-up of burger joints catering to both the busy and hungry. In this guide, we narrow down the 10 best burgers you can find under $10. Don’t expect regular burgers though – Melbournians sure do know how to take a casual burger and put a twist on it!

 

1. Sushi Burger

 

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The name of the shop is self-explanatory. It’s a burger with a twist with buns made of sushi rice! No burger on the menu exceeds a humble $8.50 and it is definitely satisfying. If you’re feeling a little hungry, top up a few more dollars for a bento box.

Address: 167 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

 

2. Huxtaburger

 

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Huxtaburger is THE place to go for a simple, honest American burger. Be sure to order the original Huxtaburger with a beef patty at only $9.50.

Address: 106 Smith Street, Collingwood VIC 3066; Rear 357 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000; 203 High Street, Prahran VIC 3181

 

3. Tuck Shop Take Away

 

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Fancy an old-school burger with a milkshake and a bag of hot chips? Head down to Tuck Shop Take Away for a taste of nostalgia. The menu boasts of peanut butter milkshakes, burgers, jaffles, hand-cut fries and unique flavours of soft-serve ice cream.

Indulge in this café and be sure to try the pulled pork jaffle with smoked cheddar béchamel ($7.50).

Address: 273 Hawthorn Road, Caulfied North, VIC 3161

 

4. Mr Burger

 

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Originally starting off as a food truck, Mr Burger currently has four outlets that offer four choices of burgers they are famous for – Mr Burger, Mr Meat, Mr Veg and Mr Hot. Head down to any one of the 4 outlets this weekend and be sure to grab the original ‘Mr Burger’ for a mere $10!

Address: 428 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne; 320 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy; 93 Therry Street, Melbourne; 364 Chapel Street, South Yarra

 

5. Thaiger

 

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Another outlet that puts an Asian spin to the American classic, Thaiger is a contemporary Thai-inspired burger outlet. Be sure to give their popular Soft Shell Crab Black burger ($10) a go or sample the Crying Thaiger comprising a grilled, medium-rare steak with mixed greens and a Thai dressing ($10).

Address: Shop 16, The Walk Arcade, 8 Causeway Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000

 

6. Ziggy’s

 

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This fusion burger outlet boasts a menu that is inspired from Middle Eastern cuisine to Mexican, with a range of toppings from sauerkraut to Vietnamese coleslaw. For a good deal, grab a Mooo burger priced at $9.90. If you want something heartier, we recommend the Zed Steak Burger with Ziggy’s barbeque sauce.

Address: 195 Carlisle Street, Balaclava

 

7. Beatbox Kitchen

 

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We can’t advise the location because this food truck goes everywhere! Their small menu promises good burgers and fresh crispy shoestring fries. When you catch them, grab their portobello burger ($10) or traditional beef burger ($12).

 

8. Laurie Dee’s

 

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Pop by this hamburger and frozen custard joint to see what the fuss is about. They have a fairly extensive menu for a burger outlet. If you have yet to try their burgers, have a go at the original burger “The Laurie Dee” with a double patty for $9.95!

Address: Shop Re 03 Urban Diner Epping Plaza Epping VIC 3076

 

9. Babu Barburger with Balls

 

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This burger bar offers a delivery service for their burgers that are served fresh and hot. Choose from either a beef, chicken or veggie patty for a mere $9.90. Choose the way you like it cooked and customize it with a variety of add-on options at a small cost.

Address: 156 Chapel Street, Windsor VIC 3181

 

10. Perseverance

 

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Still haven’t found a burger that tickles your fancy? Try building your own burger at just $10 served with hot chips on homemade buns. Simply choose your base, sauce and extras to create the burger of your liking.

Address: 196 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065

 

Grab a Pair of Meaty Buns

 

We hope this list helps you in making your choice for your next burger craving! What better way to enjoy a burger that is easy on the wallet and keeps your tummy happy? If you have any other suggestions, feel free to post it in the comments below!