The CBD is saturated with burger joints, but on a corner block that specialises in pho and Vietnamese rolls, 127 Days is something different.
Replacing an ageing snack bar best known for its ATM, 127 Days’ menu is simple enough to satisfy the regular crowd of local workers and TAFE students, but distinctive enough to justify a trip from the other side of town.
There’s an old-school milk bar vibe complete with milkshakes and spiders, but rather than settling on Americana cliches, the store’s updated look prevents any Happy Days comparisons.
From a classic American cheeseburger to an Aussie beetroot and egg burger with the lot, the menu has more than 10 regular offerings and plenty of pun-inspired names.
This can be seen in full force on the limited-edition daily special which has previously featured the Just Brie Good to Me – a panko crumbed chicken breast with bacon, brie, lettuce, tomato and smokey bacon aioli – as well as an Angus beef burger with pork belly, fried egg, kimchi, red miso aioli and bulgogi sauce which was dubbed the Kim-Jong Oink.