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By Tom• 13 Jun 2019 • 1 Comments
There are a few questions every local should know the answer to – like where to find the Beehive, Te Papa, or Weta Workshop. The foodie version should include where to find the best cheeseburger – and Rogue Burger on The Terrace is the answer. It’s now also the answer to where to go to get burgers for breakfast. Brought to you by the fine folk behind Egmont Street Eatery and Sterling Woodfire Eatery & Bar, Rogue Burger is a classic burger eatery slinging top notch burgers, meaty and vege, vegan and gluten-free, and an all-day menu.
Burgers in the capital have come a long way in the past few years, with Rogue Burger taking careful note of what works and distilling only the finest elements. It sits neatly in what was the courtyard space of Sterling Woodfire on The Terrace, and after only a few months I get the feeling they're going to need more room.
Simon Pepping, the mastermind behind Rogue Burger, can usually be found behind the grill at Rogue and reckons that a good burger is all about two things: quality and balance. On the quality front, the beef in Rogue Burger's patties is premium, the chicken is free-range, the mushrooms are whole, smoked portobello and the brioche buns and sauces are all made in-house. Fries can make or break a good burger and Rogue’s shoestring skin-on fries are perfect – crisp and plentiful.
When it comes to burger balance, Rogue’s got a special burger science formula to how much sauce and salads are put into each burger, so while there’s the option to customise completely and create your own crazy stack, you're unlikely to improve anything on offer here.
If burgers for breakfast seem a tad indulgent, just think of them as breakfast muffins done right. Go for an Island Bay Butchery pork sausage and egg burger, or a scrambled tofu with sriracha mayo and if burgers really aren’t your jam, there’s some more trad breakfast offerings on offer, like granola and pastries. Pair it with a locally-made cold-pressed juice by The Brothers and a coffee and you’ve got the makings of a very good day.
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