15 December 2013
We continued our expedition of gluttony after high-tea at Cape Lavender by grabbing burgers at Alfred’s Kitchen on the way home.
This random burger place has outdoor benches, space for a bonfire, and a canteen-style counter. Order, take your number, wait, collect your food, and tuck in while watching the traffic.
One of Alfred’s famous burgers is the cleverly named CRAM. Squash the burger or you won’t get your chompers around it. We loved the cheese oozing from the burger: how disappointing is it when burgers have unmelted cheese? There’s a hamburger patty AND steak, egg, cheese, bacon, salad, and BBQ sauce. Juicy and meaty, can’t go wrong.
Alfred’s Special ($10.80)
I usually don’t go past signature dishes named after the owner or establishment. Alfred’s Special had all the makings of a fantastic burger, but with 3 layers of bread instead of a bun. I enjoyed the chilli sauce and gherkins, but this was overwhelmingly a hefty meaty sandwich. You’ll realise after a few mouthfuls that the food is incredibly filling. We shared this between two and still felt ready to pop.
Pea soup (large for $6)
We grabbed a large styrofoam cup full of pea and ham soup to enjoy later at home. The soup was thick and flavoursome, but I wish there had been more lumps of peas and ham.
This place is no frills dining. Most of the menu is filled up with various beef patty or beef steak burgers. Grab a 600mL bottle of soft-drink ($4) and indulge the fat man living inside you. Leave your vegetarian mates at home!
Likes: hearty, meaty burgers
Dislikes: sitting outside in 40°C heat
Value for money: awesome
Overall: wish this place was closer to home because I would defs return
Cnr Meadow and James St
(08) 9377 1378