MJ Burger Bar, Ripponlea
Perfectly positioned next to Ripponlea Station, Mocha Jo’s is a cute American style burger bar with a huge choice of burgers.
Food: Mac n Cheese burger, Kevin Bacon Burger, Seasoned Chips
With phone ahead pre-orders available, I don’t know why everyone frequenting Ripponlea Station isn’t already on to this new Burger Bar – it’s the perfect cheat meal on your way home from work! While it’s only a tiny cafe, there’s seating for about 15 people, its cute red and white “diner” vibe and spotless interior make it ideal for a quick bite. There’s also parking right outside so it’s easy to drop in for take away.
Offering no less than 14 burgers – I mean this place has a “chicken burger” section on its menu – there is so much choice, with the added option to load up your burger. While it’s an order-at-the-counter, take away style venue, staff were lovely and did take the time to enquire how our meals were and have a chat with us, which I thought was a really nice touch and something you wouldn’t usually see. If you eat in, burgers are nicely presented in baskets and they’re a really good size. We went for the Mac n cheese and the Kevin Bacon with chips on the side.
The wagyu beef patties were well seasoned and both our burgers were creative and tasty. My mac n cheese burger was huge and it held up really well (despite my best efforts to dismantle it as it was too big to fit in my mouth!). I liked the generous serve of fresh salad which helped keep that traditional burger vibe despite the creative twists. And though I’m definitely more of a fries kinda girl, there is no denying that their seasoned chips retain the perfect crisp and have a ton of flavour!
The Kevin Bacon makes less of a pretension of healthy eating and is an abundance of cheese, sweet maple bacon and topped with a fried egg and potato fries. This is a real junk food goal and was unlike any other burger we’d tried. We’d definitely love to head back to try some of their other options – particularly the chicken or veggie burgers.
Address: 3 Glen Eira Avenue, Ripponlea (Ripponlea Railway Station)
Mon 11am to late
Tue 11am to late
Wed 11am to late
Thu 11am to late
Fri 11am to late
Sat 11am to late
Sun 11am to late
Parking: There is plenty of street parking just outside or on nearby streets. You shouldn’t have a problem finding a spot!
Getting here on PT: It’s literally seconds away from Ripponlea Station on the Sandringham Line.
Disclaimer: We dined as guests of MJ Burger Bar, Ripponlea. Reviews are honest and based on our own personal experiences. We cannot guarantee things at a cafe won’t change including, but not limited to, menu items and opening hours, so please confirm any details with the venue before visiting.