Burgers are one of the best food inventions ever – at least in our books. From classic burger joints to affordable hawker offerings, we’ve compiled a list of cafes, bars and restaurants to visit for a good ol’ burger.
#1 Wolf Burger
This local burger business recently opened a standalone diner in the east, and we’ve given its new items our stamp of approval! Apart from the regular offerings like the buttermilk fried chicken ($9.90) and the Mighty Alpha ($14.90), fans can also indulge in three new and exclusive burgers. The grilled lemongrass chicken burger ($10.90), miso tofu veggie burger ($9.90) and Good Catch ($10.90) were all delicious and pocket-friendly! Psst… We first reviewed these burgers at the eatery’s previous Ann Siang Hill pop-up last December!
Good Catch ($10.90), a simple yet satisfying number with just two main ingredients: a tempura-battered fish fillet and wasabi mayo.
#01-43, Changi City Point
5 Changi Business Park Central 1
#2 Huber’s Bistro
Known for its wide range of meats – poultry, veal, beef, hams and more – and generous selection of gourmet cheeses, dried goods and oils, this family-run shop has a cosy bistro, too! With an outdoor playground for kids to run around while their grown-ups enjoy burgers and beer, Huber’s Bistro is a popular pick with expat and local shoppers alike.
Huber’s dry aged beef burger ($18.50): pure Australian chilled beef, dry aged for 21 days, topped with sun-dried tomato aioli, roasted tomatoes, caramelised onions and rocket leaves, and served with fries.
#3 25 Degrees Burger and Liquor
Housed in the spiffy Hotel G, this casual diner – part of a chain that originated in Hollywood – serves a selection of juicy burgers, milkshakes and diner classics, including buttermilk pancakes ($13) and waffles ($13). The décor is modern with a splash of retro, with portraits of American icons adorning the walls. Choose from five burgers – the first three on the menu (called Numbers One, Two and Three respectively) are beef-based and come highly recommended.
Number Two ($14), featuring a generous portion of melty burrata cheese, crispy prosciutto, pesto and a perfectly cooked, medium-rare beef patty, all sandwiched between two fluffy brioche buns.
#4 Cafe Melba
Surrounded by lush greenery, this hidden gem in Mountbatten offers a diverse selection of modern Australasian dishes, from hearty brunch dishes to juicy burgers and freshly made pizzas. Mums with bubs will love how spacious the 120-seater is; there’s even a weekend bouncy castle, a giant game of Connect Four and other games outside for kiddos to play in with!
Smoked bacon burger ($24), which features a thick slab of homemade bacon steak glazed in teriyaki sauce, as well as a fried egg, both nestled between two well-toasted buns. It comes with a generous portion of tasty fries, too!
#5 Fat Boys
When one talks about burgers in Singapore, you definitely can’t look past Fat Boys. Since launching their first outlet along Upper Thomson in 2009, this burger bar has opened multiple outlets around the island, as well as in Malaysia and China. Food-wise, the menu features a variety of specialty burgers. Picky eaters can also create their own burger with over 25 toppings, 11 sauces and four types of buns and patties to choose from.
Wimpy ($15): beef chuck patty, chewy bacon, cheddar, a fried egg and homemade Fatboy’s barbecue sauce on sesame seed buns.
Multiple locations islandwide. fatboys.sg
#6 Tiong Bahru Bakery
After a recent menu revamp, this local bakery and cafe is now serving hot mains for dinner. Apart from the usual pastries – which they are best known for – you can also find heartier grub like the Rainbow Rice Bowl 2.0 ($22), a filling mix of brown and wild rice, toasted almonds, avocado, crispy cucumber, pea shoots, chorizo and an organic sunny-side-up.
French Onion Burger ($23), consisting of two house-made pork and beef burger patties, molasses buns with sesame and coriander seeds, caramelised and crispy sweet onions, bacon jam, scallion aioli, alongside a mountain of fries.
#7 Potato Head Folk
Housed in a restored Art Deco-style building on the ever-happening Keong Saik Street, this hip spot features a burger resto on the second level. While buns and patties are the stars of the show, you’ll be missing out if you leave without trying the Naughty Fries ($12). Trust us, this sinful dish of thick-cut potato fries with Béarnaise sauce and hot beef chilli is worth every calorie!
Fun Boy Three ($25), which includes a 120g Hereford Angus beef patty, Applewood cheddar, a juicy roasted portobello mushroom and truffle aioli. Absolutely delicious if you’re a fan of truffle!
Located along the happening Telok Ayer Street is six-year-old café Sarnies, known for its delicious Aussie grub. Start with the grilled haloumi slider trio ($13), a vegetarian-friendly starter that combines tart cherry tomatoes, sweet onion jam and a generous serving of grilled cheese, all sandwiched between mini buns. Don’t leave without trying the Sarnies brownie with vanilla ice cream ($8), a super dense, super fudgy bit of heaven for all chocolate fans!
Chicken schnitzel burger with caramelised pineapple, bacon and aioli ($23.50). This monster of a burger is a massive hit!
#9 Burger Joint
Some things aren’t meant to be overly gourmet, including burgers. The folks behind Burger Joint know this, which is why they franchised out the US restaurant to Singapore. And they’ve brought everything over, too, even the beef, which is ordered direct from the same farm in Nebraska. Burger Joint has its own butcher, too, who preps, grinds and patties the delicious beef each morning.
To experience true burger indulgence, order the Double Bacon Cheeseburger with the works ($29.40). This is basically everything – bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, pickles, ketchup, mayo and mustard – on two patties cooked to order.
#10 &Made Burger Bistro
This burger resto has recently returned to the food scene with six hearty burger variations! Located in the all-new alfresco wing of Robinsons The Heeren, &Made is joined by L’Entrecôte The Steak & Fries Bistro and Sabio Tapas Bar in the just-refurbished dining space. A central menu, featuring the three restaurants’ signatures, allows you more choices and options as you can order across concepts.
The B Burger ($20). This bad boy is made up of juicy dry-aged beef, sweet onion compote, creamy French Comté cheese and capers.
#11 Project Warung
Started by three young chefs, this just-launched halal burger stall offers quality burgers at affordable prices. Tuck into signatures like the char-grilled teriyaki chicken burger with sesame coleslaw, a sunny-side-up and bonito flakes.
B1-24 Golden Mile Food Centre
Located in the nondescript hawker centre at Beauty World, this no-frills stall serves up gourmet burgers at affordable prices. There are only five options available; go for the unique Ayam Buah Keluak ($5), an Asian-inspired number that features minced chicken, rempah (a Malay spice), buah keluak (a Peranakan fruit) and chap chye (mixed vegetables stew).
#04-49 Beauty World Centre
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