Melbourne has been pretty into burgers for a while now. You might even say obsessed. But no one is as into them as Jimmy Hurlston, aka “Jimmy’s Burgers” on Instagram, the man who has been eating his way through the world’s burgers for years now. He even went on and put his burger knowledge into a book. See, pretty into burgers.
Well he’s put his burger loving to excellent use with his latest venture, Easey’s, with buddy Jeremy Gaschk (known for his work with Silo and Two Birds One Stone). Located within the End to End building, designed by ITN Architects, found on Easey Street in Collingwood, this new space is a little different to your regular burger joint. It’s inspired by trains for one, with its very own train carriages on the fifth floor. If you’re lucky enough to get a seat on the top floor, you’ll find yourself sitting in one of these said carriages.
What will you find up there? Well, not very surprisingly, burgers. But without a lot of the fuss. It’s all about meat and cheese and not a lot of lettuce. You start with an Easey Cheesy Burger and have the option of adding more beef, more bacon, more cheese, or jalapeños. If your want some sides with that, you can get some dim sims, potato cakes, fries, doughnuts, and even Pop Tarts. Plus beers on tap from the likes of CUB, Mountain Goat, Holgate, Tooborac, and Mornington Peninsula Breweries.
If this isn’t clogging up your arteries enough then how about fried chicken and Frosties cereal at 7am? Yep they’ve got it. They know none of this is helping us fend off obesity, so they’ve partnered with the wholefoods café Fare from Jamie Louise Stevenson which will be opening on the ground floor very soon. You’ll get your raw vegan fix down there. The other floors between the two polar opposite venues will be where guests from either venue can sit and eat and have a look through pop-up shops like the clothing line from Nixi Killick.
They’ve got a good thing and they’re sticking to it. We dig that. We also dig doing something useful with Melbourne’s old train carriages. Here’s to more creativity when it comes to dining halls. What could be next?
48 Easey St, Collingwood VIC 3066
(03) 9079 5942