Another day, another post about burgers. I never thought I was that big a fan of burgers, but this year has just been full of surprises, the burger kind of surprises I mean.
Royal Stacks opened its doors earlier this year, and already had people raving, so when we needed a comfort meal to treat ourselves after a long week of uni, we decided to head down here for dinner.
Forget about fancy entrees, I’d take cheesy fries over those any day. French fries are so hard to come by nowadays, with everywhere serving up the thicker chips or those flat chips that was made famous by Schnitz, but seriously, sometimes all I need in life is some crunchy af French fries. And the extra cheese on top never hurt anyone.
The menu at Royal Stacks was extremely simple, variations of beef burger as well as one vegetarian option, and I went for the classic single stack, with the addition of a mac and cheese croquette, ’cause sometimes you just gotta live a little. When the burger first arrived, I did think it was on the smaller end of things, however, as soon as I took my first bite, I knew we had a winner. The beef patty was thin and had a sort of crunch to it, the cheese was perfectly melted, and omg that mac and cheese croquette, seriously guys you need this on top of all burgers. The cheesiness was unreal, and the extra carb that came from the macaroni made this hell of a satisfying meal.
Let’s not forget about the gems on the side. These crunchy little bites of potato was just so… potatoey, and that’s always a good thing in my book.
And since we’re already eating burgers and chips and all that, we might as well go all out and get dessert. With that in mind, I went for the peanut butter frozen custard. This is the first time I’ve tried frozen custard, and it was extreme smooth in texture, and also melted a bit quicker than regular ice cream. It actually kind of reminded me of nitrogen ice cream, when one scoop is seriously all you need.
I didn’t have really high expectations going into Royal Stacks, but I was blown away. It now has a spot on my top three burger places in Melbourne, and I can’t wait to return.
How to get there:
Royal Stacks is located on Collins Street, 10 minutes walk from Southern Cross station.