Ze Pickle @ Gold Coast – Killer Burgers with Quality Craft Beers in Burleigh Heads
Greetings from Australia! I am back here to this beautiful country during winter time to attend TASTE Food Festival at Kingscliff. While my memory is still fresh, I thought I should start blogging about some of the nice cafes and restaurants that I have tried during this trip.
I flew to Gold Coast twice to travel to Tweed but has never walked around Gold Coast. This time, after the festival has ended, Michaela has brought me to this ‘craft beer and burger’ joint called “Ze Pickle” for a quick meal. Located in the heart of Burleigh Heads, the restaurant is opened by three friends Nathan, Aaron and JD, who needed a place to go and drink quality craft beer but couldn’t find one. So they came together and transformed a run down secondhand bookstore into the current funky and cool Ze Pickle.
The space looks more like a nightclub than cafe, probably because of the copper pipes and black timbre walls. Most diners are seated outdoors on highchairs, soaking up the laid-back atmosphere. The menu consists of top quality burgers and alternating tap beer menu which offers the best craft beers around the world.
The owners are always coming up with something interesting to make the diners excited. Taking inspiration from United States, their recent creation is da bomb. Using mac n cheese bacon laced waffles as bun, with crispy fried chicken, double jack cheese and flowing smoked honey, this is sooo sooo good! I hope someone makes this in Singapore.
Runner up was the 3AM burger with hand pressed wagyu beef pattie, maple smoked bacon, Kanye’s fried cheeze sticks, guacamole & zp sauce. Because what else would you rather bash your face with at 3am after a thousand beers. These crumbed and slightly crunchy cheesesticks oozes out stretchy cheese when bitten.
Ze Pickle have secured a venue in Fortitude Valley, which will be bigger than the Burleigh Heads location. Expect to find sweet buns in town around late October.
Address: Connor Street, Burleigh Heads, Queensland 4220
Tel: +61 07 5659 1091 (they do not take reservations)
Email: i[email protected]