Food and Drink South Eastern Suburbs

Review: Mocha Jo’s Burger Bar, Ripponlea (Closed)

Perfectly positioned next to Ripponlea Station, Mocha Jo's is a cute American style burger bar with a huge choice of burgers. 

MJ Burger Bar, Ripponlea

The Overview…

Food: Mac n Cheese burger, Kevin Bacon Burger, Seasoned Chips

MJ Burger Bar is now closed.

The details…

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

Everything else…


Address: 3 Glen Eira Avenue, Ripponlea (Ripponlea Railway Station)

Opening Times: 

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.

MJ Burger Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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.

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