Located along O'Connell Street in North Adelaide, Burgastronomy is notable for using 'selected' MSA approved cuts of Angus beef in their beef patties and hormone free chicken along with homemade sauces. Despite its small size, it is very popular with the locals and can be packed on certain days.
Their chicken burger is made with thigh fillets which are crumbed in a Southern style crumb before it is deep fried to give it a crunchy coating which contrasts well with the tender meat. The 'Hot Bacon Bird Burger' we ordered had bacon whose smoky taste was a good partner to the chicken, with the chipotle BBQ sauce giving it a delectable spicy hit. The medium level of spiciness was enough for our tastes but you can opt for hot or extra hot if you are feeling brave.
Hot Bacon Bird Burger (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
While my father still prefers the beef patties served at Nordburger, the beef patties served at Burgastronomy were juicy with a delicious chargrilled flavour. The 'Hot One' is almost similar to their 'Hot Bacon Bird Burger' in terms of taste with the exception of cheese taking the place of the bacon. As with the 'Hot Bacon Bird Burger' you can choose the level of spiciness of the chipotle BBQ sauce.
The Hot One (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The 'Trucker Burger' is a good choice for someone wanting a burger that is bit more filling with the fried egg complementing the beef well and the caramelised onion adding a delightful smoky flavour. The ketchup and mayonnaise helped to complete the dish with the refreshing taste of the lettuce helping to balance out the rich taste of the beef.
The Trucker Burger (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Instead of the usual fries, we decided to order sweet potato chips to accompany our burgers. As expected, their fries were fried to golden brown with fluffy interiors that had the slightly sweet taste that we associated with sweet potatoes. Their fries are notable for being the first sweet potato chips we have tried that had salt sprinkled over it, which was thankfully not too heavy handed.
Sweet Potato Chips (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Among the dishes that can be ordered as a snack is their corn fritters, consisting of kernels of sweet corn deep fried in a tempura batter. The corn fritters were cooked just right with the corn giving the fritters a distinct chewy texture and a moreish sweet taste.
Corn Fritters (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The ambience of the café is similar to a small bar with tall stools in front of wooden tables overlooking O'Connell Street; and an interesting colourful urban art wall at the entrance.