As I’ve been continuing on in my journey to find the best burgers in Cape Town, I recently got some tip offs about a relatively new spot called Saints Burger Joint. So this past Sat my friend Joe and I decided to head over there to give it a bash.
Saints is located at 84 Kloof St, just above Camp St on your right in a Victorian beauty that’s been given a funky new look. We got there around 1:45pm and it was quite empty, but I’m guessing it’s more of an evening spot.
I loved the edgy rocker slash biker decor. It’s something different to your usual Kloof St vibe. Dark walls, red accents, pics of famous rockers on the walls…
Now their menu actually has lots of options – hearty breakfasts, a good selection of salads, flatbreads, snacks and then also some sweet treats. But we were there for one thing and one thing only: the burgers.
A really cool feature on the menu is that you can choose to either build your own burger from scratch (choosing the meat, bun, type of cheese, sauce & other extras) or you can select one of their very well thought out burger options. I went for the custom burger option, selecting a beef patty, white sesame Kaiser bun, white cheddar, caramelized red onions & a soy ginger garlic and mayo sauce with sweet potato chips as my side.
Joe opted for the “Heartbreaker” (R85) – Chargrilled ground beef burger, served open on ciabatta roll, topped with white cheddar, grilled brown mushrooms and a creamy pepper sauce. And get this, he got to choose TWO sides.
These pictures really don’t do the size of the burgers that much justice. Apologies. But trust me they are big, like big enough for a man sized appetite. Oh yeah.
Joe and I considered various factors before settling on our official Miss K Kiss-o-Meter rating for the Saints burger… quality of ingredients, flavour, size, creativity, side options and such… and in the end we decided to give it:
That’s a pretty solid burger score, not quite the top marks I awarded the Dog’s Bollocks burger, but definitely a burger to add to your “must try” list. The only thing I would have preferred was if the patty wasn’t so dense. I enjoy a kind of rustic beef patty with a more homemade feel, but that’s really just personal preference.
Also important to note: their milkshakes are pretty good as well and they have “spiked” varieties… I didn’t go for a spiked one cause I still had to function after lunch, but they did sound temptingly evil, just the way I like it.