Straight Six has now been rebranded as Pattysmiths. We’re not sure if they’re still the same great burgers. We do know nearby Wolf and Hound do an awesome brunch menu though.
Straight Six is a cool and casual burger joint occupying a corner unit in Flemington – with perfect positioning, near to the train station and the race course you’d be hard pressed to find an excuse not to visit if you’re in this area. We were invited down to feast on their burgers and sides!
With floor to ceiling windows, on a busy intersect, Straight Six is perfect for those people watchers out there. To the front of the cafe there are benches around the windows and two large group tables, or if you prefer something a bit more quiet and intimate there’s some smaller tables to the back. The look is completed with vibrant coloured tables, bare brick and neon signs that help give it a trendy, down to earth feel.
For the burgers I went for the Maykbe Diva – southern fried chicken, american cheddar, cabbage slaw, chipotle aioli and smokey bbq sauce. I’m a huge fan of both fried chicken and cafes that put something more creative than mayo or mustard on all their burgers. The chicken was perfect, and although I was little devastated that my burger fell into a glorious mess after a few bites, it definitely tasted great.
M.B. went for the Think Big (minus the jalapenos). To be honest, it’s rare for him to order a burger without asking for most of the ingredients to be removed – seriously, he asks for so much to be removed Maccas once gave him just the burger patty, with no bun! He loved the simple combination of this burger, and actually said the burger sauce was very tasty. It’s certainly a filling option too, with well cooked, flavoursome patties, and plenty of cheese.
For me, the most notable of the sides were the glorious loaded fries with either cheese sauce, bacon and spring onions; or cheese sauce, spicy straight six sauce, jalapenos and spring onions. They taste delicious and are so moreish! You get a good sized serve too, plenty for two people with a burger so they are great value. I also tried the mac n cheese katsu, which was enjoyable, but I was a little sad it didn’t give more of a cheese pull! (Blogger problems, hey), and the onion rings which were huge and had a good crisp. Also worth a mention are the chicken and waffles, which, while I didn’t sample them, were definitely a popular choice with our group.
There’s minimal table service at Straight Six and your food is served in typical fast food packaging; however, its burger quality and friendly staff can rival many burger restaurants in our city! They’re happy to make changes to the burgers on the menu and offer a range of extras you can add. They also offer enough alternatives to please even the non-burger lover (although it’s not really a place for vegetarians if I’m honest). All in all some great American Diner style food in a funky, fresh setting! Thanks so much for having us Straight Six!