When Tim first realised his urge to create a new venture in the burger business, he knew he needed to start from scratch and work from the ground up.
“I’m a frustrated interior designer! So I love starting up new cafes and selling them because honestly, once I’m done creating it I get bored” Tim | Burgerville Owner.
Tim has created a clean, simple and sophisticated burger cafe that you can’t help but notice as you drive down Gavan Street in the North East Victorian country town of Bright. He has previously been a chef at many a cafe and restaurant and managed four cafes in Melbourne before making the tree change.
The first thing you notice as you walk in the Burgerville door is the stunning mural of a map on the back wall of the shop. It’s a fabulous representation of the township of Bright, with of course Burgerville highlighted in prime position! Tim has plans to open up four more of these classic burger restaurants, starting with Albury and Canberra so the map mural will be replicated in each of the local towns.
For the interior, Tim always knew his vision was for the space to be functional, smart and crisp and; he has certainly achieved this. Burgerville features high raised bar level tables and fixed benches across the windows. Simple metal stools create a relaxed dining feel perfect for larger groups to all sit together. The timber was from a local mill nearby in Wandiligong and pairs nicely with the painted concrete floor.
Uncomplicated pendant lighting gives the space a slight industrial edge and the simple yet effective menu board seems reminiscent to the diners of the fifties. Vintage crates and signs add to the atmosphere that this burger cafe really is unique.
“The bar was made for under a $100 using marine ply with a router edge to expose the raw edge.” Tim | Burgerville Owner.
Behind the bar in the kitchen area, white tiles in a subway layout add to the classic and timeless style Tim strives for. Tim has been clever using pops of colour in the stools that he places outside, which really captures your attention. The use of baskets on the timber counter to contain all the essential condiments you may need when tucking into one of Tim’s burgers is a simple and clean layout.Speaking of burgers, the reason Burgerville was borne was from Tim feeling that there was a niche in this type of food outlet. However, don’t be deceived that this is like its fast-food counterparts.
The burgers are all made with fresh, local produce and the burgers themselves are made from ground steak, not mince. I can vouch for them! They are incredible. Tim’s favourite burger is the Jumbo Jet yet he claims they are all good! Depending on how hungry you are, there are burgers to fill you right up and even smaller sized burgers for the little ones in your life.
When you're next visiting Bright, be sure to pop into Burgerville and say hello to Tim...and get a delicious bite to eat!
Burgerville | Shop 3/87 Gavan Street | Bright | Victoria
Thank you Tim for having House of Home at your sensational burger shop