7-41 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Charlie's Aussie Cafe
Whenever I'm in need a lunchtime walk away from my desk I sometimes venture across to this very simple Aussie cafe for a cheap plain hamburger and chips. It's been a few months since I last visited and today I discover the sad news that the owner Charlie had passed away about 2 weeks prior due to some unexpected heart problems. He was always cheerful and friendly when he took my usual order (which he usually remembered because I never ordered anything else) and I could tell was very down-to-earth and greeted each customer with respect and a sincere smile. I'm sure all his local customers will miss him dearly.
When I first ordered the plain hamburger it didn't come with beetroot so since then I always order it with beetroot. One day I might try the hamburger with the lot but the plain one with a side of chips is usually enough for me. It's nothing amazing but for me it's childhood comfort food in a simple quiet cafe run by good people where I can escape the busy city for lunch — it seems it was even been visited by Russell Crowe.
Where do you go for a great Aussie burger?
View from outside
Expensive modern restaurants across the road on Woolloomooloo Wharf
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