If you are craving a return to the traditional Aussie burger amongst the craze of brioche, pickles, mustard and mayo, then take your tuckerbag and head to Jus Burgers.
Having already established quite a profile out West, Jus has come to town and settled in South Yarra. They’re dishing up traditional, high-stacked, relish, beetroot and lettuce-filled buns. The meat and produce is all Victorian and if that’s not Aussie enough for you, try their kangaroo special.
While co-owner Justin Bell (the Jus in the name) makes no claims to supplying health food, he prides himself on making an honest Aussie burger that is fresh, simple and relies on good working relationships with local farmers.
It’s not just about meat. Vegetarians will also be pleased to know that they won’t simply be greeted with a token unidentifiable veggie patty. Jus take their vego burgers pretty seriously. They offer a kind of DIY veggie burger, wherein you pick four items of produce and they’ll create a burger just for you. All the veggie burgers are cooked on a separate, vegetable-dedicated grill, meaning no meat will ever touch them.