Found 401, cnr Foundry and Hampshire roads, Sunshine.
It’s been a frustrating Sunday, one involving much driving, blog stories not eventuating and potential meals not eaten.
Worse, upon arriving back in Sunshine, I realise I’ve left my bag at an Indian sweets shop in Deer Park – so back we go.
By the time we return to Sunshine, we’re hungry … for just about anything, and blog be buggered.
But as it turns out – and despite recent proclamations of burger fatigue – we find something really good.
We find it in a rather anonymous looking cafe that’s part of the modest retail set-up in an apartment block at the other end of Hampshire Road than the one we normally frequent.
(Found 401 is about a block from Gold Leaf.)
I’ve been hearing encouraging whispers about this place and its burgers, most notably from our regular provider of westie food tips and opinions, Lauren Sayer.
About this place, she is spot on.
As well as a concise burger line-up, Found 401 provides breakfasts and toasties, coffee and an assortment of other drinks (menu below).
I’d popped myself in on a previous Sunday but on that occasion had found the staff coping with the breakfast rush hour.
This time around we are, at first anyway, the only customers and we find the service and wait times very good.
I go for the BBQ burger ($10.50, top photograph) with beef, cheese, lettuce, bacon, mayo and BBQ sauce; I ask for the caramelised onions to be withheld.
Bennie has the 401 burger ($11.50) with egg and 401 sauce added.
Both our burgers are terrific.
They’re nothing fancy – just good, solid all-round winners made with good ingredients and put together nicely.
The beef patties have a nicely solid meatiness about them.
The chips ($4), too, are on the money and good value for the price.
They’re all crisp and unoily.
And no chicken salt or the like here – just a winning combo of salt and a dash of rosemary.
Bravo for the Found 401 crew for delivering burger goodies that are right up there with the best going around.
We depart happy, hoping CTS readers Lorraine and Derek enjoy their meals as much as we did ours!