Best Homemade Burgers

If you’re on the hunt for the best homemade burger in Vancouver, you’re in for a treat at Northern Cafe. Nestled in the heart of the city and on top of a lumber yard, our cozy diner is a local favourite. Our homemade burgers are more than just a meal—they’re an experience. Here’s why our burgers are a must-try and what makes them stand out from the rest.

Our Secret to Burger Perfection

At Northern Cafe, we believe the key to an amazing burger starts with top-notch ingredients. That’s why we use 100% Canadian AAA ground Sirloin beef, ensuring that every patty is packed with the best quality. Each burger is hand-shaped, seasoned with a special blend of herbs and spices that bring out the beef’s natural, juicy flavours.

We grill each beef patty to perfection, creating a slightly crispy crust on the outside while keeping it juicy and tender on the inside. It’s a cooking technique that locks in all the flavours, making every bite a delicious explosion of taste.

Fresh, Local Goodness

But a great burger is more than just a juicy patty. It’s about the whole package. That’s why at Northern Cafe, we use only the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients for all our toppings. 

We top our burgers with crisp lettuce, ripe tomatoes, and tangy pickles, all bought locally. These toppings add a fresh crunch and a burst of flavour that perfectly complement our juicy beef patties. And to top it all off, we melt a generous sliced cheddar or swiss cheese over the patty and finish it with our signature homemade sauces.

AAA Sirlion Beef

Using only the premium ingredients for your burger

Cleaned and Prepped

Alot of work goes into cleaning our beef

Freshly grounded beef

AAA Sirloin Beef ground in-house

Mixed with love

AAA Beef are all mixed by hand

Hand-molded to balls

AAA Beef Patties are all hand molded into little balls

A Burger for Every Taste

At Northern Cafe, we have burgers for every taste. Our Northern Deluxe Burger is a classic with beef, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and special sauce. For something different, try our Crispy Onion Ring Burger with crispy onion rings, sautéed mushrooms, melted cheddar, and horseradish mayo.

Want to customize your burger? Add your favorite toppings like avocados, onion rings, or eggs. Enjoy a burger made just the way you like it!

Northern Deluxe Burger

Our famous go-to burger

Crispy Onion Ring Burger

Crispy Onion Rings with Horseradish Mayo with an extra burger patty

Avocado Burger

Healthy avocado makes your burger delish

Swiss Bacon Mushroom Burger

Mmmmmmarvelous burger topped with Mushrooms and Melted Swiss

Bacon Cheddar Burger

Crispy Bacon and Melted Cheddar Cheese

Why Northern Cafe Stands Out

What sets us apart at Northern Cafe is our passion for quality and our love for creating the best burger experience in Vancouver. We are voted on Yelp’s #1 Best Place to Eat in Canada 2023 and Top 25 Best Place to Eat in Vancouver 2022. Every detail matters to us, from the freshness of our ingredients to the care we take in preparing each burger. Our commitment to quality has earned us a loyal following and a reputation as one of the top spots for burgers in the city.

Come See Us

If you’re craving the best homemade burger in Vancouver, come visit us at Northern Cafe. We’re located at 1640 East Kent Avenue South, and we’re open between Monday to Saturday. Whether you’re a local or just passing through, we’d love to have you join us for a meal that’s sure to hit the spot and feel right at home.

At Northern Cafe, we don’t just serve food—we create memorable dining experiences. Come discover why we’re known for the best homemade burger in Vancouver. We can’t wait to serve you!



mon-fri: 7:00am – 3:00pm
sat: 8:00am – 3:00pm

1640 E. Kent Avenue South
Vancouver, BC, Canada