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“Imaginative menu with amazing food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Yellow Bird Cafe

Yellow Bird Cafe
122 Chapel Street, Windsor, Stonnington, Victoria 3181, Australia
03 9533 8983
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Ranked #21 of 47 restaurants in Windsor
Price range: $13 - $22
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Imaginative menu with amazing food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Yellowbird is almost always filled to capacity on weekends, and it's not hard to see why. Sure, it might not be the largest venue but boy does it have heart. The menu has a great assortment of interesting takes on your normal breakfast and lunch meals. Personal favourites of mine include the Death Benedict (poached eggs, hollandaise, bacon & hash browns) and the Breakfast Burrito (scrambled eggs, bacon, guacamole, salsa, sour cream).

Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area. the staff are brilliant and the tunes are always pumping!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Amazing food at very reasonable prices.. Serving sizes are excellent and it always has a great vibe! Love this place!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“10/10”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012 via mobile

Quality food, great presentation. Medium to cheap pricing. Would certainly come back! Also decent mushroom portions!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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“FOOD POISONING!! STAY CLEAR!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

On the recommendation of friends, I went to Yellow Bird for the first time last night with 6 people. Three of us had the bean and coriander quesadilla and we were all violently ill with food poisoning. Tonight, I called Yellow Bird to notify them of this - in the hope that no one else becomes sick like we were.

The Manager, Daniel, was short, blunt, disinterested and made it abundantly clear that he did not care through his disengaged tone and dismissive language. It was Daniels opportunity to turn a pretty appalling situation around - that's what good customer service is. But clearly, Yellow Bird Cafe don't care about food safety and hygiene, or their reputation.

Terrible Management. Food that will make you sick.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Don't go when it is busy, like on a public holiday”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

We visited on Anzac Day, a public holiday. It was about 11:30am ish, so very busy and being a popular place, had a waiting list to be seated. Having said this, there are two window seats with a row of 4 and a row of 3. The row of 4 had two ladies sitting in the middle two seats. The row of 3 had a single lady sitting in the middle seat. Where seating is a premium, this wasted 4 perfectly good seats. We asked the two ladies to move over so the two of us could sit down for a quick couple of espressos. They were very obliging. The Yellowbird staff member in charge of organizing the seating told us there would be a 45 minute to 1 hour wait...for a coffee! She was not very helpful or accommodating for the get-go.

After ordering at the bar, it was only about 15 minute wait, at most, for the espressos. The bean is Genovese, which I am very familiar with the taste and flavor. Both were burnt and bitter. The cafe was full, but most people were eating, rather than drinking coffee. Also most of the outside seating was 1/2 empty, due to the inclement weather.

Yellowbird came highly recommended and reviews we've read are very favorable. Therefore, this may be a one-off bad experience. It is a 'student-type' hangout, so is a bit more casual than many of the specialist coffee places we had been frequenting.

Just be wary of a busy day, or time of day, say a public holiday or weekend close to lunchtime. Such cafes are over-worked, but I still do not think this is an excuse for bad coffee.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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