Novembar Cafe Review

Novembar’s Cafe & Takeaway, Dianella

It is the very unusual menu items that drew me to Novembar, though it is the attention to producing a fun and quality hamburger experience that makes it such a great place to eat. If you are a food adventurer or burger aficionado, there are quite a few burgers on the menu you should try, and it will take you quite a few visits to sample them. Some of the burgers were created just for fun, the owner not rally expecting people to actually buy them, but he has been surprised that there have been some takers for the $1000 Hello Burger.

I feel a bit like a cheat only ordering just the Lot Burger, but it enabled me to compare it to other burger joints. The bun was nicely toasted, the patty handmade and moist, and containing a good amount of bacon, cheese and egg. It certainly would rank as a great burger. Now that I have had the standard, I’m going to return, and maybe even try the Fatboy!

fay-boyThe ‘Fatboy’

Another reason to come back to this place is the owner Minh Van, it is very refreshing to be served by such a genuinely friendly person.  He is happy to tell you all about his burgers and the issues he has with the health police! If you don’t agree with super-sized high kilojoule takeaway food, don’t go there. If you don’t agree with risking hospitalisation with a hyper chilli burger, choose something milder on the menu.

Here are some of the menu highlights:

  • Fat Boy ‘Man v Fat-Boy challenge – pay $1/minute for this 7-pattie burger
  • Red Face and Runny Nose Burger: chili burger that uses the Bhut Jolokia, the worlds hottest chili. You have to sign a disclaimer and risk hospitalisation if you try this one. This is free if you finish it in less than 10 minutes.
  • fried ice-cream burger
  • Hello Burger – 101 patty burger for $1000
  • Beach Girl Burger – a real bikini clad beach girl between a couple of buns
  • and my favourite – the scent burger, so small it is basically the scent of a burger.

Other Things You Should Know

  • they also have chips, pizza, pasta, chicken, steak, seafood and coffee
  • open every day except Tuesday
  • make sure you are hungry before you go

Location & Contact

  • address: 4 Bayley St, Dianella, WA 6059
  • phone: 08 9275 7788

Grill’d Subiaco Review

Gill’d, Subiaco

Much to their angst, here is another ‘foodie’ blog about Grill’d. Maybe they don’t like them because the reviews are not always in their favour. Grill’d burger are pretty good, but I have a problem paying top dollar for any burger. The basic burgers are very good, but I don’t even want to try the fancy ones like the Goats Cheese & Hummus burger, or the perfect pear with a chicken breast, poached pear, fig paste, avocado, Spanish onion, rocket and parmesan. If I want gourmet food I’ll go to a gourmet restaurant. Just stick to classic burgers and do that well, and I’ll be happy. There is a great range to satisfy everyone, including veggie burgers and specific diets. They do a pretty good chip too, and are kid friendly, so I like to go to Grill’d.

Other Things You Should Know

  • open every day 11am  to 10 or 11pm
  • there are a few other locations about Perth, and they are elsewhere in Australia too.

Location & Contact

  • address: Subiaco Square – Corner of Roberts Rd & Rokeby Rd, Subiaco, WA 6008
  • phone: (08) 9380 9497
  • web:

Munchies 2 Go Cafe Review

Munchies 2 Go, Mount Hawthorn

A large sign out the front has caught my eye every time I go past this little cafe on Scarborough Beach Rd in Mount Hawthorn. They say they have the best burger in Perth, so I had to give it a try. As you can see by the photo below, they give it a great shot. The  first thing I noticed was that the burger was huge (there is no trick photography here).

best-burgerThey make the meat patty themselves. It was big but a bit moist, not sure what they have added to it. A good selection of salad has been added: beetroot (of course), cucumber, carrot, lettuce. If you are after a big burger, this is probably as big as you will get in Perth. There may be better tasting burgers, but this is up there too in taste.

Other Things You Should Know

  • open during the day, week days only
  • cheap coffee too

Location & Contact

  • address: 194a Scarborough Beach Rd, Mt Hawthorn, WA 6016
  • phone: 08 9444 3342