Just six months young, the city’s newest gourmet burger joint was there long before Eat Street decided these storage boxes of the sea were the new ‘hip thing’. Some may say it’s pretty hard to miss the bright red Miel shipping container in the middle of Brisbane city, but you’d be surprised. After venturing down Albert Street and going a block too far, at last – a shiny, lit-up box with too-good-to-be-true burger smells wafting our way.
Fresh baked each morning you have a choice of either ciabatta or brioche buns to fill with a classic beef pattie, grilled chicken breast, rib fillet, fish fillet or veggie pattie. At Miel it is encouraged to build your own burger – you get a choice of ingredients to add including fresh vegetables, gourmet cheese and 13 sauces. With a choice of three vegies included in price, Miel are super reasonable with any extra add ons (try telling that to any breakfast cafe). Adding bacon is a mere $1.20 and an egg is just 70 cents.
The burgers are huge and served on a board (also very hip) with a bonus side of steak cut chips. The classic beef pattie was freshly made and delicious. Telling you how I designed my burger seems a bit intimate, especially considering your choices range from grilled eggplant and triple cream brie (guilty) to the usual salad suspects. Chock full of vegies, oozing brie and basil pesto, you could certainly say my beef pattie was in a good place between two bits of brioche. We recommend you order this soft bready delight as it’s a bit hard to find around Brisbane but oh-so worth it.
If DIY (design it yourself) burgers aren’t your thing, Miel also do a range of ready-designed including the Korean barbecue bulgogi, tandoori chicken burger or miso pork belly. If you’re after more sides, try the thick-cut onion rings, sweet potato wedges or chilli con carne fries. And finish it all off with a macaron. Why? Because what’s more dainty than a two-hand-hold, dripping-down-your-arm-good burger? Macaron, duh.