After a self imposed slow down of burgers consumed in 2019, then Covid-19 restrictions in 2020, it was great to get back to enjoying something that I have loved for years – going out for a burger! It was a glorious Sunday afternoon and I headed to Third Wave Café in Albert Park. There was definitely a buzz in the sea breeze air, or perhaps it was the fact I had been drooling over their mouth watering creations on social media for such a long time and I was finally getting the chance to try it out for myself. Either way, it was exciting.
There are plenty of meaty choices on the menu and I decided to go with “the classic”, but with a twist. The Classic comes with 150g patty, lettuce, tomato, caramelised onions, streaky bacon and garlic mayo. I decided to take it to the next level and swapped the standard meat patty with a Juicy Lucy patty, which as described on the menu is a “200g patty stuffed full of 2 year old Jack Cheddar cheese and bacon. Once grilled the cheese melts inside the patty so you experience juicy, cheesy, bacony bliss with every bite.”
Luckily, I don’t judge a burger by it’s cover because if I am being honest, it was not the best looking burger going around, and disappointingly the lettuce was leafy, rocket styled grass and I am not a fan. However, as soon as I took my first bite, I was hooked. The flavour of the meat was like a punch in the face, or is that mouth?! Either way, it was so tasty and it wasn’t just because it’d been so long in between burgers for me. This was seriously amazing. The Juicy Lucy patty delivered the extra cheesiness and with the onions, tomato, bacon and perfect amount of garlic mayo made for a great combination of flavours.
Chips on the side were equally tasty and washed down with an ice cold beer, completed the experience. I went with high expectations and it did not disappoint. Highly recommend you get down to Third Wave Café and try out one of their tasty creations for yourself.