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Rocco's Burger Cafe

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by Neil Follett (subscribe)
I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
Published October 23rd 2019
Rocco himself may not be there, but his burgers are
Rocco's is a true burger café, offering 11 different combinations, including kids burgers.

cafe sign
We are here.

Although burgers are their main lunch and dinner fare, the almost all-day breakfast menu (until 3.00 pm.) is available for those who are not in a burger mood.

café interior
Serving area.


café interior
Another view.

The names of the burgers are as exotic as they look. Apart from the standard classic and cheeseburger, they include a Captain America, Plantzilla, Dirty burger, Hotel California and Holy Smoke, to name a few. Not sure what you are getting? There is a detailed ingredients list with every option.

blackboard menu.
Not the real menu, but all items available.

I chose a "get in my belly". It is slow-roasted pork belly, sesame soy slaw, cos lettuce, sweet pickled cucumber and Asian soy mayo on a brioche bun. At $17.20, it was mid-way on the burger prices which ranged from $14.20 to $19.90. Having been brought up on burgers consisting of a meat pattie, lettuce and tomato, this one certainly 'filled my belly', not to mention my taste buds enjoyment.

Burger
My "get in my belly", delight.

My dining partner was in egg mood and ordered a simple scrambled eggs option from the extensive breakfast menu.

scrambled eggs.
Simple, but nice.

Plenty of sides are offered as well as small cakes and slices.

Food display cabinet
Take your pick.

Thirsty? Well, take your pick from coffees, juices, milkshakes, smoothies and soft drinks.

barista
Barista Aaron at work.

Service was excellent, with a bottle of cold water arriving with the menus. Barista Aaron made sure my cappuccino was hot, as I like them.

coffee
My perfect coffee.

Aaron was noticed abandoning his coffee machine on several occasions, carrying a watering can. Rocco's has an extensive alfresco dining area on the wide footpath surrounded by plant displays in planter boxes. That was where the contents of the watering can were going.

café exterior
The outdoor area with planter boxes.

There are about ten eateries in this Croydon North shopping precinct, most of them offering speciality fare, but if you are in the mood for a burger experience you won't forget, then rock up to Rocco's.

opening times
When to go.



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Where: 1 Exeter Road (cnr Maroondah Hwy) Croydon North. Melways map: 37. C.8.
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