At 20 Young Street, everyone knows your name. We are like a big family with very loyal customers and staff. For us, Moonee Ponds is the place to be! – Paul De Vincentis, 20 Young Street Café

My sister Julia and I have been in business in Moonee ponds for 24 years. I was living in Italy, working as a chef and had just finished at University, when my Mum moved her sandwich bar to Moonee Ponds. We started there and then opened 20 Young Street fifteen years ago. We love the area and we love the people.

We love our loyal staff. We give our customers great service, and great food at a fair price and that takes a great team effort. We learnt that you can’t do it all by yourself, and we have built a really good team over the years. They are the key to our success and have helped us ride through the storms and hard times. We have come to really appreciate the good people around us.

Ours is a family environment. We have built a very loyal and diverse following our customers come from all walks of life, retirees, elderly, workers and teenagers; some have been coming for years. They all feel welcome.

We love coming every day with the same passion to cook wonderful food for genuine people who enjoy it.  We don’t follow trends. Our customers don’t even need to order. Sometimes they just wait for me to offer them something I know they will like.

We want to stay here for a long time. Moonee Valley will continue to grow and change but we will always be here doing what we do best, earning the respect of our customers, keeping loyal staff, building a good team and doing it all for love.

Visit 20 Young Street Café today!