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Two Fat Monks

20 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
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  • Casual
  • Afternoon Coffee
  • Quick Bite

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Located 6km North East of Melbourne CBD, in the revitalised suburb of Fairfield, Two Fat Monks is the perfect venue for a family meal, a weekly gathering with friends or that one event that needs to be perfect. Boasting a unique and dynamic decor coupled with a menu that will please even the most fastidious palate, we offer lots of choices for a variety of budgets. Two Fat Monks aim at bringing down to earth hospitality, beautiful spaces and fresh quality local produce to the inner North East. Our coffee roasters are always creating that special coffee aroma which seeps throughout the venue as they produce that superior single origin liquid gold, which combined with our breakfast menu provide the perfect kick start to your day. We also boast a large in-house French bakery facility producing delectable daily creations.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Modern Australian, Mediterranean, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Breakfast Monday - Friday: 0730 - 1200 Weekends & Public Holidays: 0800 - 1200 Lunch Monday - Sunday: 1200 - 1500 Dinner Friday & Saturday: 1730 - 2100
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Phone number
(03) 9489 6272
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Can cater from informal cocktail style for up to 200pax or sit-down dinners for 100+
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Public transit
Located directly opposite Fairfield Railway Station
Banquet, Bar Dining, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dogs Allowed, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Enjoyed a meal at The Two Fat Monks for our anniversary. May never of come across this great place if we hadn’t of been given a Good Food Gift Card.
Great place, great food & Service in the suburb of Fairfield, I had the Gnocchi & my husband the Salmon that we both throughly enjoyed.
Will definitely recommend to family & friends.

5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Their food and service was outstanding. I highly recommend this place and will definitely be dining here again.

4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Booking was easy using the online facility. The menu whilst not extensive had a good variety.
Both meals ordered (Lamb shoulder and Asian beef salad) were quite plentiful so you weren't left hungry, great variety of ingredients and flavours leaving us "Pleasantly Surprised!"
The waiting staff were very helpful and polite. Will put this one on our list to go back to.

5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

My family and I celebrated my birthday at Two Fat Monks and the food was amazing! Service staff so friendly and helpful. The building is a beautiful setting and I can’t stop raving about the coffee! Can’t wait to go back again.

2.0Dined on January 14, 2018

We've been to Two Fat Monks a few times now and the food can be really amazing and portion sizes are worth the money. However there are always long waits to be served and get your food. They really need to have a better floor management system so customers can be attended to in a timely manner as this has been an issue since the store opened.

In this visit, orders came out wrong and it took a while for someone to come over and fix the problems. Won't be going back anytime soon

5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was pretty nice and service was good too. Would definitely return to this place again.

5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Very obliging management and staff went out of their way to make Christmas lunch very memorable.

4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Great Local Cafe, nice food and friendly staff. Felt very relaxed, no rush, no drama :)

5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

Great food and friendly services in good atmosphere cafe. Easy to get to either by public transport or car.

5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

Great local restaurant

2.0Dined on November 25, 2017

We booked through this site, and were very disappointed to find that the menu had been reduced dramatically. The food was pleasant, but the Hollandaise sauce with the breakfast had no piquancy. So for our table of three? We probably won’t be back.

4.0Dined on November 17, 2017

We came for a casual evening meal on a Friday night and really enjoyed the informal atmosphere and the meals. The service was great and the choices on the menu were plenty.

4.0Dined on November 5, 2017

Have been here a few times now.. staff are great and the food is pretty good too! Haven't been disappointed.

5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Went for a birthday. Had a lovely time. A little birthday cake was offered. It was a lovely thought.

4.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Overall was a lovely restaurant.
Only disappointing part they ran out of the special fish of the day and did not mention this till our order was taken, after being told what it consisted off. The wait person went over to the board to read about it. The board was still up with special.
We were charged extra for ice cream with our dessert and not told about this.
I have communicated this to the place and they apologized.

5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was delicious. They cater for food allergies which is great. Gluten & dairy free mandarin flourless cake was amazing. Nice casual place to grab a meal or coffee or drink.

4.0Dined on September 23, 2017

We had a very good family meal.
The food was really nice.
Good service and good ambience.

5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Came in for dinner to catch up with friends. Excellent venue and great food.
The staff were attentive and friendly.
Would definitely come again.

3.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Being my third visit (first dinner) I thought I would give the pork belly a try. It was a little disappointing (and quite dry). Staff are lovely.

3.0Dined on September 8, 2017

A modern inviting venue with a friendly greeting on arrival for dinner and a drinks order taken quickly .. let down was that they had no Tequila to make the Margarita listed on menu ..given there were only 6 cocktails listed it isnt so hard to buy a bottle at the local liquor store if needed.
Disappointed that our choices were only limited to the other five cocktails listed on the menu.
Food was well presented , tasty and value for money ... we will return , although I suspect their strength lies with breakfast/brunch service.