In this week's Café review, we eat burgers at Rockwell Tavern, a roadhouse on Telge Road in Cypress. The dense, moist and slightly sweet custom-baked rolls are the first thing you notice about these burgers. Then the never-been-frozen freshly ground beef grabs your attention. The meat is very juicy, and the patty wants to fall apart.
The "Instant Vintage" bacon cheeseburger, one of 13 burgers on the menu, is a stand-out. It comes with Swiss, jack and cheddar cheese and two slices of extra thick, crispy bacon, along with the usual lettuce, tomato, mustard and mayo. By the last few bites, the sweet bun, the three cheeses, and the moist, loose burger patty, all sort of melt together into a mess of goodness on your plate.
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But the messiest burger we tried at Rockwell Tavern was the King Bubba, a bacon cheeseburger topped with a runny fried egg.