The diner is pretty easy to spot. Situated on the corner of the Hume Highway and Cabramatta Road, it stands in all its train-carriage glory.
Perusing the menu, my eyes are immediately caught by the words 'creaming soda'! Plain, or in the form of a spider (boy insists the correct terminology is 'float'), this is diner-gold. Despite reading a recent article in the paper on the dangers of sugar, most of our group can't resist and the sugar-rush begins.
Chicken burger with chips $16.50
Cheeseburger with beetroot (It was Australia Day, after all!) $11.50
Hotdog with cheese $6
Chorizo Po' Boy $12.50
Plate of garlic fries $8
Overall, the food was super tasty and exactly what you'd want or expect from diner food. Step-A-Side manage to keep close to American diner food while still catering for their Australian customers by making beetroot optional, as well as having kangaroo and barramundi on the menu! The experience as a whole is fun. I can imagine a child who loves trains to be in heaven dining in this converted carriage, and even adults find they are whisked back a couple of decades and reacquainted with their inner (creaming soda drinking) child.
40 Roebuck Street
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