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Hello Sam Gourmet Burger Cafe

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Published April 18th 2015
Say 'hello' to your next meal
A cute burger joint in South Yarra, Hello Sam has the vibe of a vintage barbershop, with the extensive menu of a fast food chain.



Eyeing off other customer's burgers, I thought that the buns looked quite oily, so opted to have the burger in salad form instead. This resulted in a huge serving of salad- more than could ever reasonably fit inside a burger.

I ordered the 'Sam-brero' naked burger, which comprised of chicken with lettuce, tomato, cheese, a few corn chips topped with a dollop of guacamole. As a salad, it was served on a bed of quinoa and shredded cabbage. The below picture does not do justice to the depth of the bowl.

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A 'naked burger' from Hello Sam. $14.


My friend ordered the most basic beef burger, the 'Simply Sam'. With lettuce, cheese and tomato served in a brioche bun, it appears to be a popular choice among patrons.

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The 'Simply Sam', $11.


Some aspects of Hello Sam are self-serve. They do not offer table service, so you are required to go to the counter to order and pay, as well as retrieving your own cutlery and water. Given the diminutive size of the cafe, this is not a huge imposition.

hello sam south yarra
Interior of Hello Sam.


Could their burgers be considered gourmet? Their branding would have you think so. As far as I could tell, the main difference between Hello Sam and burger joints like Grill'd and Burger Edge is the marketing. With similar menu items at comparable price points, Hello Sam is in good company with chain fast food joints.

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Why? To quench your burger cravings.
When: 7am - 9pm Monday - Friday, 9am - 9pm Saturday, 10am - 9pm Sunday.
Phone: 9973 9551
Where: 760 Chapel St, South Yarra 3141.
Cost: About $11 - $15 per burger.
Your Comment
So how much were the burgers and what were they like?
by chrys (score: 1|97) 1693 days ago
thanks, yes see the prices in the captions now but I'm probably not the only one who wont notice them. Like many others I'm guilty of skimming as there is so much to read nowadays cheers
by chrys (score: 1|97) 1693 days ago
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