It has a reputation so big that it surpasses all the other goumet burger joints and even the big man from Masterchef Australia, Matt Preston thinks that Alfred's Kitchen has the best burger in Australia. Even before he came waltzing into town, Alfred's was a local favourite. It has been serving up late-night burgers and pea soup since 1946 and is popular with everyone from bikies to politicians.
Above photo is from Perth Now by Richard Hatherly
The rest of the photos from then on is from my humble phone (my ability to remember to bring a camera is non-exsistent I'm afraid so excuse the poor quality. Just because the photos are of poor quality does NOT mean that the burgers are!)
Droves of people come in to place orders regardless of what time of night it is. Whether it's as soon as it opens or it's late at night, the place was packed. Don't expect fancy dining or even a space like the other burger joints, it's just your casual wooden bench and perhaps if you are lucky and it's winter there is an open fire or unlucky and it's some idiot starting an open fire in the middle of summer. It's just a quintessential Australian roadside stall right next door to the train tracks, simple, but homely and hearty.
It was hot night but some drunken idiot goes and lits the wood in the fire place!
Totally inconsiderate and he knew there were people around there!
Whether you are getting just a hamburger with cheese, or hamburger with cheese, egg, bacon or steak burger, or bacon burger, or lentil burger or veg burger (for those who are vegetarians) or you have a huge appetite and are willing to try the cram (which has a hamburger patty, steak, egg, bacon, cheese and of course salad) or one of Alfred's other famous burgers all are made with love and all will be scoffed down in no time.
I can't tell you if it's the best burger in Australia, like Matt Preston has stated, but I can tell you that the ambience and the pure awesomeness of sitting outdoors on benches with all sorts of people and just being chilled, relaxed and not worrying about anything except eating and enjoying the burger and your company makes Alfred's Kitchen one of the best places to go to.