Young and Foolish

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68 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian

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Our mission is to bring exceptional quality coffee, food and great times back to the burbs. Whether you're from Wheelers Hill, Glen Waverely, Mulgrave, study at Monash or buying a car across the road, we aim to delight our guests at every chance.
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DW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience, thank you. Love the new style dining room, the new menu was amazing (we had the fish and lamb salad). Tasty and fresh, a really top quality meal. Service as always is awesome. Emma is great!!! Thank you we will be back really soon.

ND
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always amazing service and the food was timely and on point. The barramundi was cooked to perfection my husband had the rib eye which was mouth watering. I love the ambience here, friendly and inviting - and the fig and almond gelato to take home was amazing. Thanks again we will be back!!!

HO
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I found the experience was quite pleasant, service was great. Bit disappointed by the amount of alcohol you get for the price, that’s something to be reviewed.

TM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great service and food. Definite must for a quick luncheon.

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

You can see, the owners have attention to detail and have but their heart and sole into the business. Well done and keep up the good work. I would love to see a little more variety on the menu, I’m certain the owners are Greek, because of the Greek sweets, why not add a little Greek influenced food to the menu, it would be refreshing amongst all the Asian restaurants. Staff are wonderful.

NS
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good neighbourhood gem. Good service, reasonable collection of alcohol and quite a few meal choices.

YL
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Very tasty food, lovely atmosphere. Will definitely come back again.

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food and ambience of the restaurant was outstanding! Definitely recommend the brekky and brunch options. Serving time can be improved and also we couldn't split the bill as the manager advised it was not possible due to busy hours.

Overall satisfied with the experience.

M
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, service and prices. Can’t wait to go back.

AK
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice food with a great selection. Vegan food which is why we booked there
Nice place. We will go again

LK
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, good food, not a huge range on the menu, which made it easier to make a choice. Very Happy overall

CA
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I have become regulars at Young and Foolish. We rate Young and Foolish as being one of Melbournes top eating venues. It is so good that it’s hard to see how it could possibly be improved!

We have in the past viewed Young and Foolish as being one of Melbournes ‘best kept secrets’ but we now notice on an increasing basis, that people are becoming aware of how good this place is. I imagine in time Young and Foolish might be forced to meet this increased demand by extending their opening hours.

The food, its presentation, the professional way in which is served can not be faulted. Perhaps the only issue I have would be the vinyl seating which can be uncomfortable, particularly during warm weather. The vinyl might wear well and be easy to clean but its not comfortable.

Other than that I give a CLEAR 10 out of 10 to Young and Foolish. Thank you. My wife and I will be continuing repeat customers.

SG
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food with plenty of flavour served by warm and friendly staff. Their coffee beans are also very good. I always look forward to eating at Young and Foolish.

MC
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Found the menu a bit tricky to order from. I guess its very hipster and that's ok. Just felt like a seafood basket and ended up with fish bait.

BA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great place to have in Brandon Park. At last, a good dining spot. Good menu, friendly place.

CB
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I always enjoy dining at Young and Foolish.The atmosphere is good and I’ve never eaten food that wasn’t delicious.I like the individual flair with popular dishes.
My only criticism is that our drinks were slow to come a couple of times( not last thurs) Once we were given a free cocktail & an apology - very rare these days ,which impressed us.
We took friends from Hobart to Young & Foolish a few weeks ago and they enjoyed it very much and praised it later.The only negative then was that ,again the drinks were slow & the waiter brought us big red wine glasses for our champagne .It wasn’t a big deal for us & they were quickly swapped to flutes with a strawberry.
I recently suggested having coffee at Young & Foolish with a friend & she was negative saying she’d been there with a group of ladies.There was a problem with the seating ,service and they were put off by the bright green risotto.
I like the all day breakfast idea & good choices for lunch.I think a couple of additions to the dinner menu would give it wider appeal.I was disappointed when the chicken burger with Asian slaw was removed I VERY rarely choose a burger but yours are juicy & tasty & the chips fantastic.Your cakes are delightful ,always look extra fresh.Great to have a quality restaurant with reasonable prices so close to home .My husband is a fan.

PB
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The coffee is great, the service is good but the food is over rated

KP
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is amazing,the service phenomenal and I will definitely return

BS
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant was excellent, but the computer booking system was a complete failure embarrassing both the restaurant and the customer.

SG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great neighbourhood gem. The service is fantastic with staff being very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Great menu.

M
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had the seafood linguini which was amazing, the service was fantastic too. Our waitress took her time with a couple of people who were unsure as to what they wanted to eat, she went over their options and help them choose a meal that they too enjoyed.
Definitely will be going back to have the linguini again :)
Keep up the great work guys!!!

PL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for our business meeting, excellent service, delicious coffee and exceptional food. Thank you kindly.

CS
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

I ordered a burger and was very surprised when it had no salad on it! Falafel, sauce and bun without crisp greens and tomato was unpleasant, couldn’t finish it, pity as the flavour was good.

R
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Food was average. Prices were not reasonable for the quality. The best aspect of the place was the gelato

KP
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was good, service very good, the restaurant was full so pretty noisy. Might choose a less busy time next time. Considering how busy they were, the food came quickly.

Young and Foolish
Responded on 10 March 2019

Hi Ken, thanks for your review! Weekdays are a good time to visit, we're also open for dinner from Wednesday to Saturday and have an extensive menu that we'd love for you to try. We're very glad that the service was terrific and hope to see you again soon!

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NP
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff is the best part of the place.food n desserts are always excellent.coffee is one of the best around,the gelato magnificent

Young and Foolish
Responded on 10 March 2019

Lovely review Natasha!! Thank you for taking the time to visit us, we're super happy that you enjoy your time here and we'll be sure to let the staff know of your compliments as it'll make there day.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

beautiful atmosphere. life music .very friendly staff. delicious food

Young and Foolish
Responded on 4 February 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write a 5 star review AllaS! So glad you enjoyed our Live Music, we're bringing it back to Friday nights very soon and might be adding in a Happy Hour in there too.

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a
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food at reasonable prices. We all love the griled calamari salad!

Young and Foolish
Responded on 4 February 2019

Hi Almah, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The grilled calamari is one of our favourites too, nothing better than feeling good after eating a healthy meal! We'd recommend the Beetroot Cured Salmon next if you don't mind something a bit different.

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j
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great place, I didn't get jam with my fruit toast, and I don't think the fresh orange juice was worth $7.50, other then that everything was nice.

TS
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Forth time I've been there and it's never let me down - even in the busy times. Great food and drink, great atmosphere and staff.

Young and Foolish
Responded on 4 February 2019

You rock Tony, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a terrific review! We look forward to having you at Young & Foolish many many more times.

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IB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good service, excellent food and drinks, good ambience.

Young and Foolish
Responded on 22 January 2019

Thank you so much for your review Ian! We're very happy to hear that you had a good experience with us and we look forward to having you again soon.

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BJ
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've been to the restaurant a few times and for different meals and the food is always great. The interior styling is modern and now that there's the outside dining it makes it a great place for all weather. Highly recommended!

Young and Foolish
Responded on 22 January 2019

Hey Bronwyn, Such a pleasure to have you at Young & Foolish. Thank you for the kind words and the recommendation. Hope you're having a terrific Tuesday!

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AJ
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are regulars as it is so good. In catch up with friends here and have business lunches. Occasionally we have some special events or simply let’s go out as a family breakfast, lunch or dinner. Love the booths and great service from our regular staff members who serve us and really listen to our orders and what we want!

Young and Foolish
Responded on 24 December 2018

Thank you so much for your review Appreciativecustomer! Love to hear that you find so many opportunities to come to Young & Foolish and enjoy our considered service. We hope you have a brilliant Christmas and New year, thank you for your support in 2018!

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RO
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great night!
Wonderful staff and tasty food.
Booking process well done.
Would go back again

Young and Foolish
Responded on 24 December 2018

Hi Romanyt, so stoked that you had a great night with us! Thank you very much for recommending us and we look forward to having you back soon.

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NA
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Nice and friendly staff. Location is great, heaps of parking being at a central. Food is good. Place is comfortable.

T
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Has good coffee. Food is very average and very too expensive

PB
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

eXCELLENT RESTAURANT FOR CASUAL EATING, COFEE, OR SMALL GATHERINGS. bREAKFAST HAS TO RATE AS EXCELLENT. tHE OWNERS KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING AND ARE TAKING THINGS A STEP AT A TIME. CONGRATULATIONS TO THEM THEY NHAVE DONE QA GREAT JOB. tHE PLACE IS ALWAYS FULL ON sATURDAYS

JC
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had an absolute blast the service was amazing the food omg it was amazing. I will definitely go again and tell everyone I know to too

l
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambiance, delicious food, comfy seating and tables spaced appropriately. Fun and modern decor, friendly and attentive staff and very clean and new. Good selection of wines, cocktails and coffees.

ST
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great food, Moroccan salad was amazing. Although the drinks took awhile to come out to us.

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