HOT: Huxtaburger, Footscray

Huxtaburger really needs no introduction. It’s the super-popular burger chain by chef Daniel Wilson which has grown from its small venue on Smith Street Collingwood to six locations in Melbourne.

huxtaburger footscray

Like other burger chains, consistency is the key. And you know what you’re getting with Huxtaburger – reliably good burgers and fun surroundings. Though each location has their own specific menu and individualised decor, so it’s not quite McDs.

huxtaburger footscray

Huxtaburger Footscray differs from other Huxtaburger joints that I’ve visited in that it’s large, bright and spacious, there’s plenty of space to park a pram and they have high chairs.

huxtaburger footscray

The decor is inspired by skateboarding. Check out the colourful cutouts in the timber wall by local artist Shaniah Fernandes and the upside down skate bowl slash ceiling.

huxtaburger footscray

The menu is much the same, including miniature burger/sliders for little tummies.

huxtaburger footscray

I try the Huxtaburger, a classic stack of grass-fed patty, cheese, mustard, mayo, tomato, lettuce and pickles ($10.50). Baby 2.0 smashes a Kylie with grilled chicken breast, aioli, cheese, lettuce, tomato ($7). You can also get the burgers as part of $10 kids pack including mini chips and mini water. A small shake is $6.50

huxtaburger footscray

Will Footscray’s burger-eating population divide themselves into Team Huxtaburger and Team 8Bit? It’s hard to say.

huxtaburger footscray

I like the bread and shakes from 8Bit, but the space, ease of parking/transport and mini servings at Huxtaburger may be more appealing to families. The Huxtaburger menu is larger and they are licensed – but 8Bit also have hot dogs. The Footscray branch also offers 10% off for students, catering to the local Victoria University population, and Tuesday and Wednesday specials with the Huxtaburger and fries for $11.

HOT Tips:

  • pram access;
  • high chairs;
  • children’s menu;
  • standard menu suitable for kids;
  • walking distance to Footscray train station and #82 tram; and
  • limited free street parking and undercover multistory parking.


About Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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