If you are a student living on a budget like me, then you realize how expensive everything is. From toilet papers to eggs (or cage eggs if you can't afford the real ones), prices can be downright overwhelming. Literally, I feel depressed just thinking about having to go into a grocery store and break hundred dollar bills like it's my job.
As luck would have it, I found a nice place down in Coogee Beach where prices are student-friendly. Located right on the beach front with a stunning view of the ocean, the Beach Palace Hotel offers something that not many restaurants can offer these days: $5 steaks!
This picturesque restaurant has more than enough tables to accommodate floods of people that come in on Wednesdays to get their hands on $5 steaks and the place even has a well-decorated bar if you're looking to have more drinks after your meal. The catch is that you have to buy a drink with the steak, but I was more than happy to buy a drink in order to get my $5 steak.
To be honest, I didn't expect the steak to be very good. I was paying $5 for a steak, so I told myself that I should be satisfied with a below-average steak. But, boy was I wrong. The steak was fairly-sized, juicy, and full of flavor. At the end of the meal, I actually went back to the line and got myself another steak, even though I wouldn't be able to finish the second one. Ever since my first encounter with the $5 steak, I found myself keep going back there on Wednesdays.
By the way, their menu consists of other dishes as well such as hamburgers and pastas, but if you're like me, you won't even have to look at the menu before you order your steak. Next time you stop by Coogee Beach on Wednesdays, make sure to get your $5 steak and maybe even take a walk on that lovely beach afterwards.