It may seem odd now but once upon a time, Sydney didn't really have a burger scene. Then came Dan Hong's Lotus cheeseburger, followed by Mary's and Chur Burger. Not long after there were countless imitators and even more innovators.
Now burgers are everywhere. They're on cafe menus, at the bar in fine diners, and in just about every second food truck that's ever rolled onto a Sydney street. Style-wise it may look all over the place with wild specials, attention seeking ingredients and even more ridiculous names. But all the basics are classic American. Beetroot, eggs, defrosted patties and sesame buns are slowly becoming relics; now it's all about milk buns, American cheese, house-ground patties and special sauce.
Whether they're classically American, stacked like fatty Jenga towers or filled with experiments, here's where to find the best in town.