A retired business owner, my passions are cooking, photography and eating. I use all three of these when I write for recipeyum.com.au which is on HubGarden
Published September 14th 2017
Top Burgers and Hot Dogs
I was on my regular visit to a doctor in Nedlands near Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital and was looking for somewhere to have lunch with a friend who came with me. I looked online and found about 6 "new" cafes on the Hampden Road strip which has many cafes, some of which are excellent, so we parked (this in itself is a feat in this popular street!) on the main street, and started to walk to find which one of these cafes appealed to us most.
To our dismay, we could find only a few of them and most must have already closed down for some reason - we, therefore, had little choice, so we stumbled upon the Burgermeister around the middle of this strip of shops and cafes.
It is an unassuming place however, the menu looked interesting. It did not have many people in it but by this time, we decided we were hungry and it was raining, so we went in.
Counter in the middle of the shop
The decor was retro mixed with a Japanese wallpaper and it was very "interesting", with posters stuck along one wall. It had wooden "booths" as well as tables and chairs on the other side, and there was also a back room.
They had light shades that I remember from my childhood - which makes them antique (YES, I guess you could also then call ME antique!)
The menu was quite extensive and surprisingly, I still had a problem choosing, as it was 3 pages of scrumptious sounding burgers, hot dogs and sides.
Special of the day and a small part of the menu
They had a daily special which was a burger with peanut butter on it, and although I would have had this, my friend did not like the idea! It consisted of grilled chicken, bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo, tomato relish and peanut butter.
After much procrastinating, we decided to share a hamburger, and after a bit more dallying between the burgers and the interesting hot dogs, we decided on the French chicken burger which was breast of free range chicken, bacon, brie, and avocado, and this cost $17.50.
Our half burger!
The theme of many of the burgers/hot dogs was German and this made it intriguing for me, as I was brought up on German food. Our waitress, Julianne has worked there for about a year and was helpful and friendly, and our meal took less than 10 minutes to get to us.
Our French chicken Burger being served
Presentation was top-notch and served on wooden boards - a good touch because we were sharing. They cut it and put it on two separate boards, something which many cafes do not do when sharing. The burger was flavourful and the bacon was well done as we had ordered. We were very pleased we shared as it would have been a very big lunch for one person!
We then headed back to our car, however, were waylaid by a pancake place and although I am not eating sweets and sugar, once again I relented (or should I say, once again I had NO will power) and we had a most delicious crepe filled with apples and salted caramel sauce, at La Galette de France. This finished off a very enjoyable meal!
170B Hampden Road
Monday to Saturday 11 am to 9 pm
Sunday 5 pm to 9 pm
Phone (08) 9389 9225
You can get more information about this burger house at their website