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MadCowes Cafe

17 The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 2560
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17 The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We love this place! Family friendly, great coffee and amazing food! We have been visiting here regularly the last few years and just love it! Great value for money

Thank SageSads
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here on Sunday for breakfast before we set off home, we hadn’t read reviews, we just walked up to the main street and saw how busy it was, so that’s normally a good sign. The location is great , perfect sea view if...More

Thank Talia16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting for this cafe. Friendly staff, food very tasty and drinks came out quickly. Lots of dogs to pat!! 😊 Would highly recommend.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful day, a lovely drive to Phillip Island and a delightful lunch. Don't you just love it when you pop into somewhere you haven't been before and everything is perfect. I had the turkey breast sandwich with cranberry sauce and camembert and the freshest...More

Thank Patsywaller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a bad breakfast here, and it has a view and outside tables. We ate here a few times, and enjoyed it always. A kid's menu as well.

Thank ShanghaiFamily1603
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good staff and food, they appear to know what theyre doing,enough staff on to cover busy period, and all smiling

Thank sully255365
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here was good and staff were friendly. Had lunch there on a Tuesday so it was not too busy.

Thank tomcher
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice, very quick service especially since it was so busy. Great coffee. Didn't feel rushed which is lovely on a Sunday mid morning. My little one loved the pencils and colouring books. Will definately return.

Thank Kylie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went ti Madcowes restaurant for lunch today with my mother and husband and order our lunch together. My husband and I got our plates and they forgot my mothers salad.. I told them twice it was missing my mother’s salad but still didnt come....More

1  Thank Tutunes1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very well appointed cafe in the heart of beautiful Cowes. Friendly and efficient staff, extensive menu and very tasty food.

Thank Mark K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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