Burger Basement, Kensington – The Overview…
Food: Aussie Burger, Double Stack Burger, Potato Gems
The newest addition to the Burger Basement family is opposite Kensington Station. It’s a little smaller and more casual than their original store in Pascoe Vale and the decor is more roadside burger joint with a striking red and white theme. Inside there’s seating for about 20 people, but I can imagine being so close to the station they do a healthy takeaway trade too.
Satisfying my FOMO from last time and because I was super hungry this time, I finally tried the Aussie. We also tried the double stack with some cheese topped potato gems on the side. Remember my notes about topping your sides from our visit to their Pascoe Vale store.
The way they put the burgers together here is really good. They always look so perfect with the ingredients painstakingly stacked on top of each other. Even the larger burgers aren’t overwhelming with things falling off. They’re the easiest burgers to eat in all of Melbourne I think. I was pleased with the consistency across the two stores too. They looked identical. The potato gems look great too, with tons of ‘too cheesy’ sauce. The gems have a really good crunch to them – even topped with the cheese – and there’s plenty to share.
I loved the Aussie Burger. It has lots of things I love on a burger: bacon, pineapple, cheese… yet it wasn’t super overwhelming. The juicy pineapple gave the burger a nice sweetness. They stacked it well, keeping the pineapple on top, allowing the salad at the bottom of the burger to stay crispy and fresh. A great creation.
We were worried the double stack might be a bit too much, and while it’s definitely a filling burger, again they managed to do this without creating a monstrous burger that makes you feel full before you’ve even taken a bite. The double patties were well-laden with cheese and bacon, but the flavours overall where kept pleasantly simple, making it a meat lovers dream. Burger Basement Kensington does some good burgers, in a great little spot. It lacks the funkiness of their other branch, but fits more appropriately with its location and smaller size, making it a welcoming place to duck in for a quick after work bite when you hop off train.
Address: 190 Belair Street, Kensington
|Mon||12noon – 9pm|
|Tue||12noon – 9pm|
|Wed||12noon – 9pm|
|Thu||12noon – 9pm|
|Fri||12noon – 9pm|
|Sat||12noon – 9pm|
|Sun||12noon – 9pm|
Parking: There’s short stay parking nearby. Just check the signs as there are some permit areas, but definitely no shortage of spaces to park.
Getting here on PT: It’s literally across the road from the entrance to Kensington Station, so around 15 minutes from the CBD max.
Disclaimer: We dined as guests of Burger Basement, Kensington. 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.