Burger Freaks, 656 Somerville Road, Sunshine West. Phone: 0403 595 189
Cruise up the outer end of Somerville Road of a night and you’ll not find a lot open.
Just about all the many commercial operations of many kinds have shut up shop until tomorrow.
Sure, some of the freight places work way outside 9-to-5 routines.
But the tradie-style cafes on almost every block are most certainly not open.
But Burger Freaks is.
Roshan Altendorff has been running Burger Freaks for about three months, with the daytime trade all about the local, hungry workforce.
Come night-time, though, it’s all about burgers – and home delivery. Burger Freaks is on both Menulog and Uber.
But why sit at home – and gamble with the fickle travelling ability of burgers – when you can pay a visit?
The Burger Freaks dining area is as unadorned – and virulently non-hipster – as you’re likely to find.
It gets points from us for that – but it would all be for nowt if the food isn’t up to scratch.
The chips ($4) are good and hot.
The Mate (top photo) – with beef patty, cheese, caramelised onion, beetroot, bacon, lettuce and BBQ sauce – costs $10.50 or $14.50 with chips and a can of drink thrown in.
The California ($11.50, $15.50) – with beef patty, double cheese, double bacon, BBQ sauce and American mustard – is a bit more flashy.
But just as good.
These are both really admirable and enjoyable solid, no-fuss burgers with nicely charred and good-quality meat.
As well as burgers, this place sells a revolving range of frozen meals for $4.50 and $5.50 depending in size, as part of the UrCommunity – Feeding Australia Meal Deals project.
They run to curries, pasta, stews and the like.
Burger Freaks is open for evening dining every night except Mondays.
See the Burger Freaks website, including menu, here.