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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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!