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MadCowes Cafe

) #1 of 61 Restaurants in Cowes $$ - $$$ Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
17 The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 2560
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (35 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 16:00All hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17 The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

By far the best coffee and breakfast in Cowes by a long mile. No need to try anywhere else. The bacon and egg roll and eggs Benedict would fit in well at any city cafe whist the coffee was nice for a country town. The...More

Thank Delooze31
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mad cow is right across from the road from the cowes beach food is average but the chocolate milk shakes are great well worth giving 1 a try

Thank petergreen555
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly service, coffee reasonably priced Warm inside on a cold day You are made feel welcome Great view of seaside

Thank keith g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its worth a visit, but be warned its often packeda nd you may have to wait.Good variety of breakfast options and good coffee. It can get a little noisy, especially with young children running everywhere. Nice to sit outside on a warm day

Thank mark d
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

By no means was this place bad. It was yummy and service was great. It just wasn't amazing as a lot of the reviews suggested. Also the inside tables are way too short for the benches attached to the wall so sit in a chair...More

1  Thank Beth G
Reviewed 13 June 2017

I was recommended Mad Cowes by a friend. Did not disappoint. Great location, friendly and helpful staff, and great coffee. Try the Chai Latte, best I have had.

Thank Alister B
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We have always gone here for Breaky since 2011 when we bought our holiday home in Cowes. The food Is fast and fresh, coffee is really good but not always hot enough and it can be pricey. There is plenty of really yummy selections with...More

Thank Judi P
Reviewed 11 June 2017

This is a nice cafe, would definitely recommend to friends for a nice breakfast. The scrambled eggs with silver beat was delicious. Warm and inviting inside.

Thank Geegard
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

I had the trio of mushrooms and my husband had the breakfast burger we both ordered a breakie sausage as an extra! Fabulous food, really tasty and big portion size - I couldn't finish mine! The location is fantastic - we will be back in...More

Thank Deanna C
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We went for lunch with 3 adults and a baby. Food was super fast, tasted great and service was good. Baby fell asleep and we stayed til he woke we were not bothered for taking our time and we were made to feel welcome

Thank Rocht
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
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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