In a city with an abundance of burgers to choose from, Rude Boy Burger proves to be one of the best.
With the same name as one of my favourite shops in Banff, naturally I was drawn to this burger joint in Brunswick West. Located at the bottom of an apartment complex, Rude Boy Burger's interior is equally industrious yet refined. Reclaimed door frames, wooden pallet tables, metal stools, and an illuminous neon sign are balanced by a clean spacious finish.
Owners, Karen Ascui-Rodriguez and Franco Caruso (also owners of the café next door - Lolo & Wren), pride Rude Boy Burger on its quality meat sourced locally from Clover Valley. The menu is simple yet covers all of the burger bases. Go for 'The Rude Boy' if you want a classic Australian wagyu patty with cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, and the special 'rude' sauce in a soft sesame seed bun. 'DBC' if you want double the cheese and double bacon. Or the 'Big Popper' if you're a Biggie fan and like all things spicy as it comes stuffed with jalapeño poppers and heaps of chimichurri sauce. Follow your inner gangster further and try the ghetto fries served with enough cheese, jalapeños, avocado and chipotle relish to have you swimming in the stuff.
482 Albion Street, Brunswick West, Melbourne, VIC, 3055