Brisbane has caught a serious case of burger fever, and the pandemic shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Ben's Burgers has taken up residency in Winn Lane (at Flamingo Cafe’s old digs) to help medicate the good people of Brisbane and treat their burger lovin’ symptoms.
Ben's Burgers are all about simplicity. From the food to the fit-out, everything is fuss free and fairly fantastic. They’ve got the business of burger building down to a fine art and have only one rule — no alterations. But that’s ok, because why mess with perfection? You can choose BB Classic, BB Special or BB Veg ($11 each), and rest assured that what comes out between two halves of brioche will be fresh, juicy and damn tasty.
The BB Classic is exactly that: a classic. The tender, juicy beef pattie is in perfect proportion to the soft and sweet brioche bun, gooey melted cheese, and precisely placed pickles, lettuce, tomato, onion, ketchup, mustard and mayo. This masterpiece is the perfect size to get your mouth around as you enjoy all the fixings all together, bite after bite. Don’t be afraid to make a mess as the succulent juices trickle down your wrists — this is a real burger after all.
If you’re one to push the boundaries, why not try the BB special — its foundation is the same tender, juicy beef pattie as the classic, but it comes dressed up in jalapenos and a special sauce — or the BB veg where a whole roasted mushroom replaces the meat. In true American style, you can wash down whichever burg you choose with a cup of housemade cherry cola or ginger ale, or if you’re feeling game, a Hershey’s chocolate milkshake.
But it seems Brisbane’s burger urges aren’t restricted to lunch and dinner. From 7am until 11am, Ben's Burgers can satisfy your morning cravings with three breakfast burgers ($7 each) on offer. You’ve got your usuals — bacon, egg, cheese and special sauce, and sausage, egg, cheese and bourbon barbecue sauce — and your unusual: the BB Elvis. Give your arteries a King-sized workout with bacon, peanut butter, banana and maple syrup hugged by a brioche bun.