This small funky little old school take away store gives off such a cool vibe with its graffitied brick wall along the side of the shop. Laden with large images of a burger with fries and thick font reading Tuck Shop, you know that you’ll be in for a back to school treat once inside. The Tuck Shop Take Away store is located just at the corner of Hawthorn Rd and Glen Eira Rd in Caulfield North. Serving a range of good old fashioned beef (and vegetarian) burgers, jaffles, milkshakes, spiders and home made sodas. This little shop almost takes you on a little trip back to the past.

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You can either choose to eat at the counter or by the tables in the corner. The Tuck Shop seats 12-18 people roughly so it can get very tight and if you’re not in early enough, take away is probably a better idea.

2013-11-13 Tuck Shop Take Away (7)These looked delicious. I was so tempted to try them.

2013-11-13 Tuck Shop Take Away (9)Raspberry Soda and Salted caramel milkshake

2013-11-13 Tuck Shop Take Away (12)Vegie Wedgie (beetroot, lentil and brown rice patty), lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, American cheese and tuckshop sauce

2013-11-13 Tuck Shop Take Away (13)Minor beef burger (100% beef patty, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, American cheese and tuckshop sauce)

2013-11-13 Tuck Shop Take Away (14)A classic serving of a minor cut beef burger and a whole heap of homemade french fries served to you on a plastic canteen tray just like at school back in the ol’ days. It doesn’t get any better than that.

2013-11-13 Tuck Shop Take Away (15)Would you like a basket of fries with that?

2013-11-13 Tuck Shop Take Away (18)Red Skin tart

2013-11-13 Tuck Shop Take Away (20)Red skin and chocolate brownie

2013-11-13 Tuck Shop Take Away (21)Pulled pork jaffle

Considering the amount of food I knew my friends were about to order, I opted to go for a healthier burger to lighten things up a bit. I ordered the vegie wedgie, which is made of a delicious beetroot, lentil and brown rice. The bun was so soft and everything about the burger just melted away, I ended up eating with a fork and knife. The chips were also delicious, not extra crispy, but soft crispy (which is actually how I prefer it) with the skin still on. I tried some of the red skin tart which was too sweet to my liking. It tasted like a redskin custard icing mix, which wasn’t what I had expected. The redskin chocolate brownie was extremely rich but oh so delicious and gooey inside. The pulled pork jaffle was looked really good but was actually a little bit of a let down.

Overall my experience at the Tuck Shop Take Away was a positive one. Its definitely a place to check out if you want some of that old school canteen vibe.

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