Young and Foolish

4.3
39 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
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 39 People Are Saying
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TS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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IB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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BJ
1 review
Dined on January 5, 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!

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AJ
1 review
Dined on December 7, 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!

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RO
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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NA
1 review
Dined on November 24, 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.

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T
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

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

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PB
1 review
Dined on November 18, 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

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JC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 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

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l
1 review
Dined on November 9, 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.

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ST
1 review
Dined on November 3, 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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A
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great staff! Good casual dining, quite noisy. Food very good.

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KM
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our lunch with a group of friends. We liked having the breakfast options still available for lunch & enjoyed the delicious cakes & coffee. We will come back 👍

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L
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food. The crispy skin Barramundi on pea and spinach risotto was amazing. 👍🏻

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I had a wonderful brunch here on a Sunday. The venue is aesthetically nice and bright. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. The food was lovely. Parking was easy.

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T
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Been here multiple times the last few months for different occasions, never disappointed!

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WC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly staff and great service, most of all delicious meals.

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CH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Booked a table for 2. Tables are very close together, too close. I waited for my friend for 10 minutes, at no time during this 10 minutes was I offered coffee. After my friend arrived, they seated a mother and 2 children at the table for 2 directly adjacent to us, which they added a third chair to, which made it even more cramped and noisy than it was to begin with. Meanwhile, we are still sitting with our menus, no coffee order taken, waiters seem to be avoiding eye contact. The table next to us, the mother had to hail down a waitress just to get a menu. They placed their orders before us. Finally, a waitress takes our orders. I ordered the berry bircher and my friend ordered the benedict. My friend's juice arrived. Then the coffees for the table adjacent to us arrived (they arrived and ordered after us). Then our food arrived. The eggs benedict was honestly the saddest benedict I have ever seen, small serve, poor presentation, not even house-made hash browns, they looked like frozen ones from Coles: a rip off for the price. The "sriracha hollandaise" was actually just hollandaise on the eggs, and then sriracha drizzled over the plate separately. My bircher was average. Halfway through my bircher, still no coffee: I had basically finished my food before my coffee arrived. The coffee was average, which was a disappointment given they promote themselves as coffee roasters. The saving grace of my visit was the peanut whoopie pie that I bought on my way out which was yum. But I would probably never go back here.

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SS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for large groups because you can split the bill without even leaving the table! Very accomodating.

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T
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been back many times for different occasions... Will be back again still!

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JV
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

I was a little dissapointed with this visit.
I had booked online and asked specifically for a certain booth. When we arrived the booth was still in use, which was fine.
When they left i asked a waitress if we could swap seats (seeing as I had booked it). She said the booth was only for a table of 4, but then seated two walk-ins not even 5 minutes later.
Wasn't very impressed, every other visit has been incredible.

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T
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been back 3 times within the last couple of months - will return again in short order!

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A
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

It was an overall really nice lunch there. Food was standard for a glen Waverley café, atmosphere was beautiful there. But the service was a bit odd, the guy that showed me to my table wasn’t wearing any uniform and gave me originally a large 4 seat table for just me and my friend. Then they moved us to 2 seat table which was much better. Then as we ate, a waiter would come to our table to fill water or ask if everything was ok (which was nice) but every 10 mins or so and got quite a bit annoying. At the end , a waiter just stared at us as we got ready to leave and made us feel rushed.
Paying was simple and quick but not too friendly, it was after the busy lunch hour but still... a smile would be nice.

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PL
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, exceptionally good food, well presented and good variety on the menu. We will be back for sure!

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SA
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, great coffee, great service and friendly staff

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CR
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Fantastic service, friendly staff and food was delish, thank you.
Love the décor. Will definitely be returning and recommending to friends and family. Thank you.

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JV
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm in my late 20's and have been living in the area my whole life. This place is hands down the best place at Brandon Park.
The service is exceptional and the food is served in a timely and presentable manner.
I would 100% recommend, as it's a diamond in the rough.

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EF
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely loved my experience at young and foolish! Was wonderful and the food was pretty spot on!

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T
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pleasant surprise and simply spot on for Girls' catchup or just family dinners after a busy week!
Food was top quality made even better by outstanding service - again, there are some excellent girl power in the waiting team!

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KP
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have enjoyed Y&F for breakfast,lunch, coffee and dinner and I loved ALL the food that has been brought out to me. The dinner meal (Salmon in vodka) was a bit pricey for the amount of food on the plate, but it was delicious!
The atmosphere is always great and it just "feels" nice in there.
I would recommend to everyone...oh thats right, I already have on FB & Instagram!

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CB
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything excellent but coffees and hot chocolates were only warm after asking for extra hot

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FD
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great to see a place like this in the area - has been needed for a long time. Staff are friendly and accommodating. Food is delicious and also has good coffee.

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A
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Not enough gluten free options, especially desserts. More food choices such as pasta to menu.

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PG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had an amazing birthday at Young and Foolish. The atmosphere is amazing.. the place was full but not too noisy.

The owners went out of their way to wish me a happy birthday and even put up a birthday sign for me.

The food was amazing...you know its good when everyone stops talking and just eats.

Recommended 10/10.

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GD
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, good value, terrific atmosphere.....a rare find in the suburbs. I will definitely be going back!

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JC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Young & Foolish boasts a great new fitout in the Brandon Park shopping centre, I love the booths! Food is tasty and well plated, ambience is buzzy without being too noisy. Friendly team.

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FL
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, Max and his team have impressed me with the quality of food and the excellent service. I booked for a group of 9 friends and all were really impressed. A few who live in the area are intending to come back to this gem with their other friends.
I had the Moroccan Salad which was delicious with cauliflower, carrots, pomegranate etc and a tangy Middle Eastern inspired dressing. Sensational.
Thanks again Max and team.

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KG
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time my mum didn’t complain about the food!
Great place and food.

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FL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our lunch was for 3 friends getting together and wanting to try somewhere different. The service was very friendly, efficient and engaging. We shared the seafood pasta, Vodka cured salmon and cauliflower salad. Separate plates appeared for us to share the food without our asking. It was as if the waitress read our minds. The manager (Mac) came to our table to ensure that we were enjoying ourselves and that we were looked after. I noticed that he walked around talking to other patrons at their tables.

The food was not only different and amazing to taste, it was really well presented. I particularly love the cauliflower salad which was made up of pomegranate, cauliflower, grated carrots, salad leaves with a dressing just right to complement it. Afterwards, we had ice cream and were really conflicted as to which ones to share due to the many choices available at the ice cream bar. My 2 friends are planning to return with their partners & friends, Y&F made a really good impression on them too.

I have another girls lunch for 10 people very soon and Y&F is where I will be returning. Thank you to Mac (apologies if this is spelt incorrectly) & the team at Y&F. Keep up the awesome service and food. We really need a classy restaurant like yours in our neighbourhood.

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