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MadCowes Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian
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17 The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 2560
Today
07:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been coming to phillip island for the past 15 as have a holiday house on the island. I am sure they named this place after my wife, well that is what the kids tell her everythime we eat here. Over the years, probably have been have a dozen or so times. Always consistent. Expect to wait a bit... More 

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Thank UptownFunky
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My family were regular visitors to the Madcowes Cafe - and that was because the food and the service was outstanding. The ice coffees were outstanding and we would recommend the American Burger! A must visit!

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Thank Stephen C
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Either breaky or lunch, this restaurant delivers. We were in a rush today and I was concerned that I may not receive the meal before I had to leave to attend an appointment. Even though it was very busy, I had more than 30 minutes to spare. Excellent service and great waitresses with a smile....no wonder you are #1 on... More 

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Thank USADiane_11
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As locals - My daughter says let's go get breaky at Mad Cowes today. She had the granola and fruit and I had the egg and bacon roll. Sensationally quick service even though it was very busy with holiday crowds.

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Thank Sunseeker B
Singleton, Australia
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Overlooking the ocean this restaurant turned out to be a Jewel. The food was fabulous, the service was spot on and the cost surprisingly inexpensive. Five meals five beers two waters under $130.00

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Thank Bryan955
Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a well run business. They are have good, well trained staff and the food is lovely. Coffee is always on point and the pricing is reasonable.

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Thank Nickodundai
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This cafe is very popular with the locals. I was told it served the best coffee on the island. I loved the fact that you could select your own fruit combination to make a delicious freshly squeezed juice. I was very happy with my all day breakfast.

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Thank Khollis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent coffee. As well as the iced coffee. Offers lactose free milk which was a great bonus. Great breakfast menu variety and lunch equally yummy! Service is friendly and quick too!

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely food and drinks. Restaurant is big enough so that you don't have to wait for long to get a table.

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Thank bubbleyum
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Have reviewed MadCowes prior as very well worthwhile. However visits so far this holiday have both been poor in elements. Quite an old and cold muffins (claimed heated by staff) and then overcooked and doughy hot cakes with expensive ice cream were big disappointments. My brother in law had poor coffee on the visits. Plus during near closing time visit,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 16:00
Monday
07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:00
Thursday
07:00 - 16:00
Friday
07:00 - 16:00
Saturday
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5952 2560

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?