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by Lydia C. Lee (subscribe)
Lydia C. Lee is still trying to work out what to do with her one wild and precious life. She currently is a haphazard blogger. Read more at or
Published October 23rd 2014
Possibly the best burgers in Australia

I first heard of this place described as 'the great burger place', a food truck by the lake. We had the details and intended to go but got waylaid on a failed adventure, and I had to listen to complaints on the drive back to Sydney "We should have just gone to the great burger place!".

Fast forward a few years and Brodburger now has a permanent home in the Kingston Glassworks carpark. It is a groovy diner with a retro feel, with indoor and outdoor seating - and it needs it all.

As we were heading up from Sydney, we arrived 1.30 on a Friday, and the place was packed. We were able to order straight away and our food came quickly, as we were the tail end of the workday lunch crowd. It is popular, with good reason. It is also proper food not a chain takeaway, and good food takes time. They have signs warning of a wait, and they're in the process of implementing an app to place your orders so you get the idea of just how pumping this place gets.

Brodbuger burger
Brodburger - Caravan Classic

Brodbuger burger
They offer a range of burgers - and they're cooked medium rare. I was very impressed with the 'Mum-to-be' option where they cooked the patties well done, with egg-free aioli and only the hard cheeses. It's an indication of the well thought out plans behind this not so humble burger joint.

Even with the standard Brodburger, you can choose from four cheeses - cheddar, swiss, blue and brie. A generous side of chips is a mere $2.50 extra. There are chicken, fish and vegetable burgers on the menu.

Simply put, they are fantastic. My fellow diner commented that it was possibly the best burger in Australia. He wasn't exaggerating, and we've sampled our fair share.

If you are heading to Canberra, this should be your first stop. There's benches outside for standing room only, water views, and a good range of beers and ciders to wash it all down with.

If you somehow manage to have room, there is also desserts and coffee, but for us, the burger and chips more than sated our appetites.

This simple diner is reason enough to plan a trip to Canberra, just remember they aren't open Mondays!
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Why? Possibly the best burgers in Australia
When: Lunch: 11.30am - 3pm (Tue-Sat);Dinner: 5.30pm - Late (Tue-Sat);Sun Lunch: 12.00pm - 4.00pm;Coffee / Cakes from 10am
Phone: 02 6162 0793
Where: 11 Wentworth Avenue Kingston ACT 2604 (Canberra Glassworks)
Cost: Varies but great value
Your Comment
The cronuts look tempting.
by Bastion Harrison (score: 4|12626) 2849 days ago
Oh no, I just spent a week in Canberra and didn't visit them!!
by ROF (score: 2|313) 2850 days ago
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