Noosa’s favourite burger-shack, Betty’s Burgers, is the newest addition to Melbourne’s growing burger scene.
Situated on the busy intersection of Elizabeth and Collins Streets in Melbourne’s CBD, Betty’s brings a pocket of sunshine to the city’s wintery days, offering top-quality burgers and house-made frozen custard ice-creams for all to enjoy.
The concept was initially inspired by David Hales’ grandmother, Betty Anderson, and first introduced to the masses with a flagship store on Hastings Street in Noosa. From there, it was only onwards and upwards – second and third stores soon opened in Surfers Paradise and Robina, while the addition of a Melbourne outpost represents the first foray out of Queensland, introducing Betty to a whole new audience.
Betty’s success is no surprise when you take a closer look at her menu. Beef patties are hand-made using the finest local grain-fed cattle and intentionally pressed on the grill to create a thick crust and lock in the natural juices.
These are then combined with ingredients like lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese and Betty’s special sauce to create Betty’s Classic burger, with the option of going deluxe by adding pickles and bacon.
It’s not just beef on offer. The Crispy Chicken is just that: southern fried chicken with lettuce, tomato and Betty’s special sauce, while the Shroom Burger is a vegetarian’s best friend, combining crisp fried mushrooms filled with melted gouda and gruyere cheese, lettuce, tomato and Betty’s special sauce.
A Betty’s experience isn’t complete with a thickshake or concrete. The latter sees rich and creamy custard ice cream combined with some of Betty’s favourite recipes, including peanut butter brittle, spiced pecan and banana cream pudding, and hot fudge donut. Sound a little too indulgent? Opt for the thickshakes, with flavours like chocolate, vanilla and caramel.
It’s not just the recipes that arrived fresh from the Sunshine State. Paul Kelly Design installed handmade floor tiles, custom Italian wall tiles, hand-painted shingles and a one-of-a-kind custard machine to nail the brief of ‘bringing the beach to the city’.
Paying homage to the time in which David’s grandmother lived with a pastel design aesthetic, it’s a bright spark amongst the office buildings of Elizabeth Street.