If you’re enjoying the rise of quality burgers in Perth at the moment as much as I am (and my waistline isn’t), here’s another purveyor of such goods to add to your list – Missy Moos Gourmet Burger Bar in Mount Hawthorn. It’s located in the relatively classy “The Mezz” shopping centre, and they also have a restaurant in South Fremantle.

Missy Moos looks much like many other suburban fast-food restaurants at first glance, until you examine the nursery-rhyme themed menu…and then see the food being brought out. It becomes clear very quickly that this is not your average burger joint.

Here’s the burger menu, to save me explaining it. There’s plenty of variety, and the “mini burgers” are a nice touch (there’s also a kids menu, if that doesn’t suit). Gluten free buns are also available, as you can see.

Of course it’s not just quality burgers hitting Perth in a big way, it’s hardcore milkshakes too. This caramel one (a ridiculously cheap $6) had fresh cream and the strong taste of real caramel, with an extra layer of brown stickiness at the bottom. One of the best shakes I’ve had in a long time.

The onion rings ($5.50) seemed to be more crumbed than battered, but were nicely crisp and everything you require from onion rings. And they came in a cute basket.

I ordered a “The Cow Jumped Over the Moon” burger ($14.50) with blue cheese, prosciutto, baby spinach, aioli & Margaret River tomato relish. This isn’t something I’d normally order – I usually head for cheddar & bacon, and / or the one with loads of chilli – but I’ve heard a lot about blue cheese on burgers and thought that it was time I gave it a try.

The blue cheese was definitely the dominant flavour, although that was to be expected, and it worked really well with the crispy prosciutto and surprisingly wasn’t too salty. I preferred the spinach instead of a pile of limp lettuce (need I remind you, you don’t win friends with salad), although I thought that the relish & aioli didn’t really push through the cheese. The bun was soft and lightly toasted, and the “WA lean beef” patty moist and flavoursome.

I probably won’t have this combination again, but that’s just my taste – make no mistake, this was a damn fine burger.

Renay ordered a “mini burger” version of the “Humpty Dumpty” ($10.50) with cheddar, egg, pineapple, beetroot, baby spinach, aioli & tomato relish. Cute, and delicious. The “mini” idea is very clever, and I’ve seen it in a few places now.

They also have a “challenge” meal available, which once upon a time I would have attempted without question, but these days I wouldn’t be able to make a dent. Two customers tried it while we were there (both actually finishing it), and the first one was kind enough to let me take a picture. The second one finished in just under 23 minutes.

That burger, close-up. ’nuff said.

What more is there to say? The pictures speak for themselves, really. Based on our experience at lunch today, it’s no surprise that Missy Moos made it onto The Urban List’s “Perth’s Best Burger” list. My favourite burgers in Perth are still Rockpool and Varsity Bar, although Missy Moos has the advantage of being family friendly, and offers a wide variety of burgers at very reasonable prices.

We’ll definitely be back. Highly recommended.