Two Young Boys is another great cafe which has popped up in the suburbs, with an Indian influenced menu and one of the best panna cottas I’ve had!
Food: Rose Panna Cotta, Pea n Hash, Pancakes
Two Young Boys is a small, family friendly cafe, and by family friendly I mean GREAT with kids. There’s a children’s menu, pens and paper to draw and a wall proudly displaying the children’s art work. While we were there, two girls about 8 or 9 were enjoying their own brunch and drawing at a table while their parents enjoy their own peaceful coffee nearby. Children are chatted to, included in the experience and as a result they’re all behaving marvellously!
Service overall was very friendly, maybe a little slow but not unreasonable, just a suburban cafe that’s trying to adapt to its increasing popularity – like seriously do people in this area not work, how can there be 20 people brunching on a Monday morning – although I’m beginning to see why all these great cafes are popping up in this area when there’s such a huge customer base.
We opted for the peas n hash, pancakes (obvs) and Panna Cotta (double obvs). The peas and hash was well presented. Even with the two poached eggs it was a light option, the hash were a little salty but very soft inside. The peas were fresh with a crisp taste. I adored the addition of pomegranate and personally would have loved another spoonful – but I’m a huge pomegranate fan (and a fan of fruit in savoury dishes in general) so their serve was probably a little more mainstream.
The Panna Cotta eases itself into my top 5 with a perfect consistency. The rose flavour was a little strong when eaten alone but when mixed with the nutty granola was spot on. The choice of a hefty portion of slightly bitter walnuts as part of the granola is an excellent choice and the wide range of fruit just added the little extra something to what was already a wonderful dish. A generous serving size with a choice of milk are the finishing touches. The nutella filled pancakes just make you go “wow” when they appear, and you won’t be disappointed. While they have a good amount of nutella, it doesn’t take over your palate and you can still enjoy all the other flavours present on the plate.
There’s a strong Indian influence running through the menu, giving you lots of unique options alongside some more classic brunch favourites. One of the benefits of it being so far out of the city is that it brings you the vibe of a local cafe – homely and friendly – while giving you the quality of food you’d find in any CBD brunch spot. Thanks for having us Two Young Boys!
Address: 2B/118 Main Street, Greensborough
Mon 7am to 4pm
Tue 7am to 4pm
Wed 7am to 4pm
Thu 7am to 4pm
Fri 7am to 4pm
Sat 7:30am to 4pm
Sun 7:30am to 4pm
Parking: There’s plenty of parking nearby. We parked in a car park just off Para Road which was free for up to 3 hours. The cafe looks out on to a large car park and further parking at Greenborough plaza, although you’d have a bit more of a walk.
Getting here on PT: It’s obviously a fair distance from the city, but is conveniently located practically across the road from Greenborough train station on the Hurstbridge Line and on the 901 bus route (Alight at Greensborough Station).
Disclaimer: We dined as guests of Two Young Boys. Reviews are honest and based on our own personal experiences. We cannot guarantee things at a restaurant won’t change (including, but not limited to, menu items and opening hours, so please confirm any details with the venue before visiting)