The Sunnyside

With an ever growing list of burger places to visit, sometimes you can find yourself spoilt for choice when deciding where to go next and for me, this is a great problem to have. A new place called “Nostimo & Co” opened recently in Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick and after seeing a few posts on social media about it, I added it to the list. Then, a friend of mine took the time to tell me how good the burgers were and that I needed to try them, so it immediately moved up the list and I made an effort to get there as soon as possible.

This is a fresh, bright looking place with enough tables and bench seats to eat in to enjoy your order or take away. They have a good menu with lots of choices, and I decided to order “The Sunnyside” burger with beef, double cheese, bacon, fried egg, lettuce, tomato, pineapple, onion, ketchup, secret sauce and “hold the beetroot!”. I also added some fried chicken for good measure too!

I waited patiently for my order, and felt excited about trying this burger. It finally arrived and first impressions were good because it looked awesome. I waited for it to cool down before getting stuck into it. This was a big burger, so I made sure I used my GI Joe, Kung-fu styled grip to make sure I didn’t lose too many ingredients along the way. Put simply, this burger tasted so good! The beef had a really good flavour, and the chicken was insane! Bacon, cheese and egg were all spot on, and the pineapple provided the right amount of sweetness too. The special sauce was really tasty and the soft bun held up until the end. The combination of flavours and texture was near perfect. As soon as I finished, I said “that was amazing!” and knew straight away that this was right up there with some of the best burgers going around.

Chips on the side were really good too, and just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, I washed it all down with a “Milo and Tim Tam” shake. Whoa! SO good! In the end I had to take the lid off to drink it because bits keep getting stuck in the straw.

Overall, an amazing experience, so make sure this place is on your burger bucket list, and towards the top too!

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Location: Nostimo & Co, 439 Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick VIC 3185

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