Pickle Burger is a neighbourhood burger joint that has your wallet in its thoughts. Its Basic B is a beef burger with cheese, pickles, lettuce, tomato and American mustard for $9. The buns come from Ovens Street Bakery in Brunswick, and meat comes from Peter’s Meats on Sydney Road, Brunswick.
The Bruce Lee Burger is filled with a fried South Melbourne Market dim sim, beef, cheese, Sriracha-mayo and Asian slaw. The Zeecee Kids’ Combo is a beef burger with cheese, mayo and lettuce, with a side of fries and a drink.
There are spiked shakes, too, including a Baileys and Belgian chocolate version. And a Kahlua, espresso and vanilla-bean shake. Regular shakes come in salted-caramel; strawberry-vanilla; and chocolate.
The space is warm, with hanging plants and a mural of a deconstructed burger by Melbourne-based artist Hayden Dewar. Pickle is small and probably more appropriate for takeaway unless you’re lucky enough to claim one of the 18 chairs inside.