Yellow Bird – Melbourne

I would describe Yellow Bird on Chapel street as a cross between a cafe and a diner, with a bit of Mexican tossed in as well.


Due to the old style tables and the just-a-tad-too-loud music, KB2 described it as dining at your nanna’s house where nanna is a bit deaf!


KB1 and KB2 had dined at Yellow Bird previously but were happy to go again because they thought I would like it. On the walk from KB1’s place to Chapel street they were discussing what they had last time (burgers) and how that they would like to try other stuff (because it all sounded great) but the burgers were so good they might have to order them again.


Imagine their surprise when instead of the thick menu they were expecting, we were handed a one paged menu, with all Mexican options.


Turns out it was Tijuana Tuesday!

We all have a slight addiction to fries or chips, so it was a no brainer to order the chilli fries with guacamole, sour cream, sweet chilli. Though KB1 did note that serving fries with guacamole and sour cream was a bit odd.

The fies were super good though, and extremley addicitve, I couldn’t stop eating them.


For the main affair, KB2 ordered the super bowl (arroz, beans, guacamole, salsa, shredded lettuce, sour cream, coriander). She added the option of spicy mince beef for an extra $2.

KB1 had the vegetarion burrito chilli beans, guacamole, cheese, salsa and sour cream.

I think there were more tomatoes in the above dish than anything else.


I ordered the fajitas (strips of steak, chicken, beef, prawn or mixed) with grilled capsicum, onion, arroz, tomato, shredded lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, three tortillas). I chose steak as my protein.

I was a little sad when it came out as I do not like DIY food, but I hardened up and made myself some fajitas. On the plus size, the steak was amazing, very tender and well spiced. I only used two of the tortillas and was completely stuffed. I think this dish was supposed to have arroz (rice) with it, but it was missing, not that I needed it.


I found the food on Tijuana Tuesday to be tasty, filling and good value. There were no desserts on offer so we wandered down to Ben and Jerry’s instead.


The waitress that served us did not know the answers to some of our questions, but she was happy to go and find out, and I am going to give her the benefit of the doubt and say she was new. It was quiet when we were there, and the other staff were loitering and gossiping with each other and mucking around, which isn’t the most professional behaviour but for somewhere so casual maybe it acceptable?

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3 Responses to “Yellow Bird – Melbourne”

  1. Hannah says:

    Bahaha! Corn tower!

    However, my “nanna” (grandma) was always a creamed corn person, so….

  2. Hehe that description by KB2 about it being like “dining at your nanna’s house where nanna is a bit deaf” is funny! 😛 And it looks quite pleasingly retro inside! I must admit, I love DIY food most of the time.

  3. It looks super retro hehe :) I know what you mean sometimes with DIY food but sometimes it’s also fun ~

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