Ando: We were curious the first time we drove past this diner not knowing what it was. This historic train carriage is parked right in front of the Hume Highway in what looks like the car park of a vacant store. Driving pass this diner on many occasions, we have been thoroughly enthralled by its presence and thought it was about time to give this place a go. After a few short turns we entered the car park, left our car and headed straight towards the diner. We didn’t expect any lunch deals but were delighted to pass a sign displaying 50% off their Tasty Burgers (this excluded “The Step-A-Side Burger” or any of their gourmet burgers). Check out their facebook for other deals they might have on offer!
Stepping into this single decker train carriage we were transported from the Sydney suburbs to an all American diner. The walls were covered with black and white posters of celebrities, old movie posters and vinyl records. The benches, stools and jukebox in the carriage all contribute to creating a compelling diner experience. We sat down in a booth close to the drivers seat so we could gaze upon the original fixtures.
The front page of the menu recounts “The Step-A-Side Story” and displayed their contact details including their website. Though we wanted to order the Step-A-Side Gourmet Burgers we couldn’t resist the 50% off burger lunch offer. We will definitely be back for the Wagyu Steak Burger ($17) and the Roo Burger ($18)!
All their burgers include 100% beef patties with sautéed onions, lettuce, tomato and a side of chips. Their hamburgers also come in two sized patties. I ordered “The Lot” which included egg, pineapple and cheese and of course ordered the larger beef patty (180g – $15.50). The beef patty was the highlight of the burger. It was exceptionally succulent and had tasty fragments of onion. I plan to order the Step-A-Side Burger in my next visit which includes two 180g patties along with egg, pineapple and cheese ($19.50). Saturated goodness!
B ordred the Cheeseburger with the 120g beef patty ($11.50). Both burgers had lightly toasted buns and was a delight to consume. Nothing fancy. Just good ol’ satisfying diner burgers! Condiments were available on the tables which were cleverly held in a vinyl container.
Belle felt like a hotdog and ordered one on a fresh roll with tomato sauce and onions ($5). The bread was a bit stale for her liking but again, just good ol’ diner food!
They also serve desserts here including Waffles, Sundaes, Banana Splits, Spiders, Milkshakes and Melbas. The prices here are quite reasonable with cans of drinks only $2.50. After our meals we didn’t feel like dessert so I just ordered a Large Soy Latte ($3.50 + $1 soy). They use Grinders Coffee beans and the coffee was a nice finish to our first visit at Step-A-Side Diner.
Though the menu states that it opens 7 days from 11am to 10pm, they are now serving breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays from 8am to 11am.
40-42 Roebuck Street, Cabramatta, NSW 2166
0449 977 648