Young and Foolish

4.5
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82 reviews
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$40 and under
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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.
What 82 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.4
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4.3
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DianaK
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and I've always found the staff to be very attentive.

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NinaS
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place to dine at in Brandon Park. The atmosphere, food and service were very good, and portions were very generous.

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GrahamA
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Good place for meet and eat. Although it appears well staffed, we experienced delays in ordering and having the table cleared. The acoustics were poor, with a fair amount of noise especially early, although tables laid out well,

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CourtneyE
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place was great! We had a booking of 8 and we all enjoyed our meal. Not a single complaint. Being a newly diagnosed coeliac it was so easy to get food I could actually eat and didn't taste like cardboard. we will definitely be back!!
They wait staff were lovely and very easy to chat with. Little on the noisy side just as it was busy and lots of people chatting

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MLV68
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely place for a meal or just a coffee, friendly staff and good variety of food available😊

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STEPHENW
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service , good food , reasonable prices , went for a special family birthday and our waitress made our special guest feel so welcome. the only but was the music was a tad loud .
will certainly be back again. well done to Sam and his team.

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LuluC
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous quality food and great staff! Always a fabulous time had by all.

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SueP
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and great service.
Best burgers in town.

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A good menu with a wide variety of choices. Plenty of Gluten free options, not just for people "on trend" but for actual coeliacs,
Other alergies etc. are also well catered for. well priced, good service.

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HostKicker
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Young and Foolish has filled a void that existed in the Brandon Park shopping centre, and in the region more broadly. Whilst not especially adventurous, the menu has something for everyone and the food is fresh and well-presented. Highlights? Without doubt, the friendly but unobtrusive service and the coffee.

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JulieH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have walked past so many times and had wondered what it was like, so was very pleased to be able to finally try this place. It did not disappoint and I will definately be back, and will bring different people.

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KathleenL
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I have eaten here once before and was keen to go back.
Both nights that we went to this restaurant have been cold and windy outside so its rather cold when the door is used by customers.
I had the platter for 2 as my main course. Rather delicious except the ribs were chewy and the popcorn chicken overcooked. The salad was a fresh taste to break up the fried food.
I requested the sticky date pudding and wanted to know if it was served warm. The waiter said it was warmed. It tasted ok but it was not warmed and not enough sauce.
I'm not sure if i will hurry back there again..

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LauraP
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The staff were lovely, the food was delicious and we enjoyed our time together!

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MaryD
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

It was our first time at this cafe. It is a very vibrant and sun filled space. Was very busy and glad that we had a reservation. Food was good as was the service. A little noisy where we were seated Just a suggestion, to maybe group the tables as to the seating capacity.

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DebbieW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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NatalieD
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!!!

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HeathO
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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ToniM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

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NickS
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

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YvonneL
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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.

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Marlene
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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AnthonyK
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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LisaK
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

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CARLK
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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StuartG
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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MargaretC
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

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BrianA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

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ChrisB
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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.

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PhilB
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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

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KymP
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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BruceS
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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SGDD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

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Mizzy2019
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!!!

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PattyL
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipRoysmaui
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

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

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KenP
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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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NatashaP
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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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