Perth’s Best Burgers: Local Bird, Betty’s Burgers, Two Stacks, Compton Burgers, Bad Love Burger Co.

As a long-time member of the Perth Burger Hunters Facebook group, I have the pedigree and passion to offer some juicy honest opinions on Perth’s favorite burger joints.

In the name of research, I recently visited five local favorites – let’s see how they compare.

Cheezy-E with a cheese dip

Compton Burgers

Compton Burgers, on Northbridge’s Stirling Street, is a star-studded contender backed by music bigwigs like Coolio and Jack Harlow. I got a single Cheezy-E burger ($13) to dip in their famous cheese dip ($7), which wrapped the burger in a yellow plastic blanket. However, the burg is better on its own. I sing a praise song over their grilled onions that balance perfectly with the juices in the burger. 8/10.

Compton Burgers: Cheezy-E burger with cheese coating.
camera iconCompton Burgers: Cheezy-E burger with cheese coating. Credit: april sheep

spicy bird

local bird

There is a lot of talk about the chicken champions Local Bird, in Tuart Hill. The Spicy Bird ($17.50) was stuffed with a modern periwinkle salad, which was addictive and milky without being sickeningly creamy. The burger was more like a phoenix: a fiery thing, beastly in size, and utterly captivating on camera. It burst through the flimsy bun that shriveled and thinned as the Nashville sauce sank. 9/10.

Spicy Bird from Local Bird, with periwinkle salad.
camera iconSpicy Bird from Local Bird, with periwinkle salad. Credit: april sheep

Noosa Classic Surfing

Betty’s Burgers

Betty’s Burgers is a new Australian burger joint that has landed in Perth, right next to the cactus in Forrest Chase. I ordered their Noosa Classic Surf special ($17.50) because of the promise of prawns. The meat was tough as a wet suit, but overall it was an acceptable experience. 6/10

The Noosa Classic Surf from Betty's Burgers in the CBD.
camera iconThe Noosa Classic Surf from Betty’s Burgers in the CBD. Credit: april sheep


Bad Love Burger Co.

Bad Love Burger Co.’s Classic ($16.50) knows how to draw a crowd to its West Leederville home, with its double-trouble guarantee (two broken patties) and crunchy lattice beef. 9/10

Classic Burger from Bad Love Burger Co.
camera iconClassic Burger from Bad Love Burger Co. Credit: april sheep

Classic Cheese Smash

two batteries

Two Stacks is tucked away in the maze of The Sunshine Harvester Works food hall in Fremantle. The Classic Cheese Smash ($16.50) is another crispy treat that features an egg-washed bun and a tasty addition of seasoned potatoes ($4.50). I’d trade the homemade “stacks sauce” for a ready-to-go barbecue in the future – it was a creamy, sticky-to-the-tongue kind that got boring after three bites. 7/10

Fremantle's favorite Two Stacks' Classic Cheese Smash Burger.
camera iconFremantle’s favorite Two Stacks’ Classic Cheese Smash Burger. Credit: april sheep

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