Warm, friendly handshakes will always make you feel at home, and this is what we were offered at Burger Bistro.

They might be one of a few locations for the Burger Bistro brand in Pretoria, but it has the feel of a Mom-and-Pop shop. The owner is very involved with his product, and you can see the love he has for his restaurant. The 5-cent wall adorning the bar is another indication of this. His passion is obvious in his interactions with the clientele.

The décor was another mix of industrial, vintage, and comic, with definite favouritism towards modern superheroes. The wall also has a board that informs you of where the potatoes they are using on that day is from (and yes, he assures us, that is really where they get their potatoes).

A note from the organiser: If there is one certainty in life then it is that you will always get the best milkshakes and chip & dip at Burger Bistro.

A fun little game awaited us at the tables, where we were invited to choose one their famous milkshakes. Their sauce selection is also very impressive and tasty, and worthy of praise.

If you are in the mood for something off menu and a little different, have a chat with the owner: He will gladly recommend a very tasty combination.

Write-up supplied by Carika Barnard Havenga
Photos credited to Rohan Barnard from Photonaut

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