Humburger – 789 Glenferrie Rd Hawthorn VIC

Posted: February 12, 2015 in Burger Hunt
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I got kicked out of the house on the weekend – Katie was having her baby shower so I had to go hang out with the boys. Obviously this meant a hamburger and a cool refreshing beverage needed to be found. Some sport to watch would also round out the afternoon nicely.

I ended up at my brothers house in Hawthorn with my mate Paul coming by to support the cause. After some refreshments we decided that it was time for food and so off we headed to Humburger for some hamburger. Humburger is located in a fairly narrow shopfront on Glenferrie rd. (Not so easy to get a park…), They have some seats out the front, although inside there’s plenty of room and you can sit out the back in the courtyard if you like. The menu offerings are pretty straight forward, you get 5 choices of burger and then a host of options to add if you so desire. I went with the “New York” option at $14.5 – it comes standard with double patty, bacon, cheese, caramelised onion, pickles, mayo and tomato sauce, all on the ubiquitous brioche style bun that no self respecting on trend burger joint could go without… I got a side order of fries with herb hollandaise (Which tasted to me like béarnaise… quite nice actually) and a salted caramel milkshake – because a non-salted caramel milkshake would just be too… not salty??? Anyway, once the boys had ordered their burgers and fries we sat outside awaiting the arrival of our tasty treats. The New York is a good looking cheeseburger – oozy melted American style cheese, a good amount of sauce, two good sized patties on a seeded and lightly toasted bun. On looks alone it gets top marks. First bite in and everything seems as it should, the beef is well seasoned and juicy – although I’d like mine a little pinker. In saying that it seems more of a fast food, chuck style mix of beef so it’s still juicy regardless. The melted cheese encasement does a good job of keeping everything juicy and it’s the right type of cheese – American style cheddar. The bacon was good, salty and slightly smokey, a good paring with the sweet/savoury caramelised onions and of course the pickles did their job well cutting through the fat. My one, admittedly small issue with this burger was the bun. There was just too much of it. The bread to meat ratio was a little off, and since it’s a light brioche style bun, it’s also quite sweet and with this much bread, a little cakey for me. My brother only had one patty and he felt it was far too much bread. Don’t get me wrong –  with the double patty it’s not a big deal, but I just feel like this particular burger could use a little less bread. Overall, I quite enjoyed my burger and I’d score the Humburger New York a  7.5.

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  1. Ashley says:

    Did you mean Glenferrie Rd?

    Keen on trying this out!


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