I think it’s no secret that I love burgers. I mean who doesn’t love a juicy patty, melted cheese, sauce, and a toasted bun? It’s the formula for a delicious meal, and so getting an invite to check out Yagan Square’s burger joint Troublemaker was right up my alley.
If you haven’t heard of this place, it’s the same team behind Johnny’s Burgers, but with a different approach. Think less epic proportions, and more cost friendly price point. All in a very accessible city location.
Heading down with a friend in tow, we were invited to try a burger each, fries, a drink and a dessert. Yes, I was full just hearing how much we were going to eat!
From the burger menu, there’s five to choose from which keeps things nice and simple. For me, I went the single patty Miss Piggy ($9.50) which is a cheeseburger topped with bacon, cooked onions and fry sauce (a 1950s style diner sauce with a ketchup base).
For my dining companion, it was the single patty Cheeky Cheese ($8.00) – a cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato and fry sauce. Lightly salted fries ($4.50 each) rounded out our meals, plus a cherry coke (hello nostalgia!).
For a lunch pitstop mid-week, these burgers are well sized I think – and the price makes them really affordable. I thought that they were quite tasty and decently juicy, though I do think that they could have used a bit more punch in the flavour department when comparing to other city/Northbridge rivals like Hood Burger, RoyAls, Meat & Bun and Short Order.
But that being said, the price is significantly cheaper for the most part – and it still managed to hold its own as a viable competitor. I liked the fries, but would have enjoyed a dipping sauce to accompany (I do love my sauces).
We finished off our meal with a swirl dessert called Mama’s Apple Pie ($8.00). Comprised of soft serve vanilla ice-cream, stewed apples and Cinnamon Toast crunch, it was a sky high cup. This definitely isn’t a small serve, so I’m glad we shared it (though we didn’t really have much room in our bellies for it).
All in all, it’s nice to have another burger choice in the city, and I’m glad we got to try it out! For a simple, no fuss style burger at a low cost, it’s a great option and a welcome addition to Yagan Square’s offerings.