I have been meaning to make the trip to Hippo-Co for a long time now….
Burger lovers rejoice! Popular Canberra burger joint Mookie is opening a second store on the southside, in Tuggeranong’s South.Point shopping centre this Thursday.
Yep, that’s right. Southsiders will no longer have to cross the bridge for their fix of Japanese fusion burgers, cheesy loaded fries, and loaded desserts.
The new store will reflect elements from the flagship city store, the menu incorporating old favourites from the city menu with new offerings for the Tuggeranong community to try.
In addition to Mookie’s signature over-the-top frozen custard desserts, the Tuggeranong store will boast its very own individual frozen custard window, with new flavours of Italian gelato including Ferrero Rocher and Strawberries & Cream, coming in February.
The new digs will also boast Mookie’s signature neon lights, floor-to-ceiling mirror features, and an all-new LA-style pink feature wall. The work of Hot Black Studio in Melbourne, the design pays tribute to Mookie’s Japanese influence, including tatami matting, rice paper wallpaper and a suspended Japanese lighting feature.
Mookie’s new venue will also have huge indoor and outdoor seating set-ups, outdoor heating and moveable bi-folds—both to maximise its family-friendliness and Canberra’s hot summers and cool winters.
‘We want to bring an all-new dining experience to the Tuggeranong community’, says Mookie owner, Jaye.
‘Our city store is all about the fast-casual vibes, whereas the new location gives our customers more space to kick back and relax for a sit-down dining experience.”
What: Mookie Tuggeranong
Where: South.Point, Anketell Street & Reed St North, Greenway
When: Opens 26 December, and then open throughout the holiday period except for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.