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The burger game has changed tremendously over the past few years from your good old-fashioned cheeseburger all the way to unique gourmet burgers. Burgers have become more than just food nowadays, it has become an art and these game changers are experts at their ‘art’. Here is a list of 7 of the best burger joints in Cape Town.

Hudson’s The Burger Joint

Hudson’s lives by the promise to “deliver a GREAT BURGER every time” and they are certainly not here to disappoint. With a 180g or 250g free-range chicken or beef patty to choose from, how could anyone not want to hit up this joint!

Location: Cnr. Main & Portswood Rd, Greenpoint, Cape Town

Price Range: Up to ZAR99 for 180g patty burgers | Up to ZAR115 for 250g patty burgers

Recommended Burger: The Bacon Jam (250g 😉) – Free range beef patty topped with cheddar, bacon jam, dusted onions & rocket.

Craft Burger Bar

At the Craft Burger Bar, you will find an assortment of unique burger options all served with homemade potato chips or the opportunity to create your own unique burger. This little joint boasts a comfortable and cosy environment that’s a hit with both locals and foreigners!

Location: 82 Regent Road, Sea Point, Cape Town

Price Range: Ranging from ZAR109 to ZAR129.

Recommended Burger: Gugulethu – Chakalaka (blend on assorted bell peppers, onions, tomato, chillies, and curry) and guacamole.

Gibson’s Gourmet Burger & Ribs

Gibson’s is the ultimate cool and trendy kid on the block boasting gourmet burgers with a noble quest to create “The Best Burger”. After years of researching the art of ‘burgers’, they’ve finally cracked the code with their 200g pure-beef, flame-grilled, secret sauce basted burgers.

Location:  Shop 157 Lower Level, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Price Range: ZAR83 — ZAR189

Recommended Burger: The Mex-Tex – Gibson’s Burger topped with cheddar cheese, jalapeno and guacamole, served with nachos, salsa and sour cream on the side.

Jerry’s Burger Bar

This sophisticated New York styled burger joint is definitely the place to be at. With a variety of some of the best burgers ever tasted accompanied by delectable craft beers, Jerry’s Burger Bar is a crowd favourite!

Location: 150 Main Road, Sea Point, Cape Town

Price Range: Prices range from ZAR84 - ZAR116

Recommended Burger:  Jack D. – for the bourbon lovers; delicious sticky Jack Daniels basting with caramelised onions and bacon.

RocoMamas

RocoMamas, home of the smashburger, is the trendiest joint there is! With an unrivalled vibe and taste, RocoMamas has all South Africans going crazy to get their hands on a smashburger or craving to build their own!

Location: 107a Main Rd, Green Point, Cape Town

Price Range: ZAR49 – ZAR89 for smashburgers on the menu | If building your own burger, the price is determined by the number of toppings added

Recommended Smashburger: BaconCheeseGuac – 150g Smash, bacon, aged cheddar, tomato, fresh guacamole, red onion & smoked mayo.

Tiger’s Milk

Tiger’s Milk is a gem specialising in handcrafted goodness that takes their burgers to the next level! You will not leave this joint unsatisfied. A popular hang-out spot for all ages, the Tiger’s Milk dishes up some mouthwatering grub!

Location: 55 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town

Price Range: ZAR89 – ZAR125

Recommended Burger:  Moaning @ Midnight – Mature cheddar, bacon, fried egg, baconnaise, bacon jam.

Dog’s Bollucks

The burger joint that constantly has people coming back and begging for more, The Dog’s Bollucks is a must visit for an unorthodox yet brilliant dining experience! Located within the YARD, this place is truly like no other, adopting a no-nonsense attitude while dishing up only 50 burgers per day. When it’s done, it’s done. So, at 5 PM, when the Dog’s Bollock’s menu is served, you better grab it while it’s hot!

Location: YARD 6, Roodehek, Gardens, Cape Town

Price Range: ZAR85 – ZAR110

Recommended Burger:  New Yorker – Nacho cheese sauce & arrabbiata sauce with chilli, capers, and olives.

There you have it! These are my top picks for the best burgers in town. So if you are out and about, and looking for a great place to find even better burgers, drop by one of these joints and have your taste-buds sing with delight!

 

Monique Marais