Not your typical diner by any means, Young Bloods Diner in Melbourne’s Fitzroy is a beer garden, hangout spot and restaurant all-in-one. Featuring an impressive rooftop bar with plenty of seating, a creatively-decorated courtyard and ample indoor dining space, the diner makes proper use of its spacious location on Rose Street. Throw away all of your preconceived notions about diner food and prepare to be blown away by the gourmet offerings at Young Bloods Diner – you’ll be so glad you did.
Making waves on Fitzroy’s Rose Street, Young Bloods Diner doesn’t stick to old formulas. It’s all about taking risks at this creative dining establishment, and owners (and brothers) Adam and Christian Ferrante have managed to execute their vision perfectly, creating a hugely successful cafe, beer garden and full-service restaurant. With modern furnishings and industrial design elements, Young Bloods Diner’s interior is as futuristic and innovative as the contemporary cuisine on offer. The rooftop bar features a similar design and provides an incredible atmosphere for drinking the diner’s signature rooftop cocktails – the Fitzroy Lemonade, Colonial Fizz, and Cheshire Cat, for example – or knocking back a couple of pints with friends.
Open from Wednesday to Sunday, Young Bloods Diner in Melbourne’s offers ingenious breakfast, brunch and lunch options that are about as far away from standard diner eats as you can get (in a good way). We’re talking about housemade crumpets served with caramelised banana and fresh strawberries, oat and quinoa porridge with bananas and organic honey, or kedgeree served with poached egg, salmon and chilli, just to name a few. The menu changes seasonally, so chances are, there’ll be totally new options to choose from the next time you visit. Be sure to order a cup of coffee with your meal, too: Young Bloods actually offers their very own house blend for all the coffee snobs out there. With so many cutting-edge possibilities for food and drink, the place is usually packed to the brim, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Great restaurant, the staff were fantastic, super friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and quick to come out.
Cozy restaurant with great food! Tucked away from hussle an bussle of Fitzroy. Rooftop deck was not open, but I'm sure it would be amazing in summer.
Food was superb. Some of the best scrambled eggs I've ever had- loved how generous they were with the chorizo. Great little venue too. And major bonus that you can book!