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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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“brunch” (47 reviews)
“bircher muesli” (11 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (26 reviews)
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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 2 weeks ago

Our party of 6 loved the breakfast we had during a busy tourist week in Phillip island. We enjoyed a variety of cooked eggs and eggs Benedict, milkshakes, coffees Really delicious food and considering how busy the cafe was food arrived promptly. Very good service...More

Thank lizandlory
MadCowes C, Owner at MadCowes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review, We can defiantly get quite busy but glad our service and standard was of high quality. Looking forward you you visiting us again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place for a weekend breaky with an ocean view. Breaky roll and eggs Benedict were good. Busy but speedy service and good staff made that a non issue. A glass of fresh OJ a bit pricey at $8 though.More

Thank Andrew H
MadCowes C, Owner at MadCowes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to review our cafe. The view is spectacular isn't it? We pride ourself on speedy service and to make each customers experience a pleasant one. We source all the best possible produce we can. Hopefully you are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For breakfast or brunch this is the only place to go in Cowes. In the busy season that is a big problem because it is flat out, noisy and the wait time too long. Such is the price of fame. Off season you have a...More

Thank Alyn V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for breakfast and the noise level of people talking was horrendous, could not hear yourself think.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thankfully got the last order of mussels for the day. Fantastic flavor, generous serving well cooked seafood. Everyone at the table sampled them and loved them. Chicken tandoori wraps were tasty. Very generous chicken salad. Kids were happy with tenders and chips. Queue to order...More

Thank ausam95
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We sat outside and enjoyed the sea views, in between scoffing our delicious brunch. Big breakfast, eggs benedict and waffles all good, as were smoothies and milkshake. The tea pot was a bit curious, pouring from the base, and the kids joked about tea wee...More

Thank madMcC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here based on previous reviews and was not disappointed. Food was delicious and reasonably priced and the service was friendly. Sitting out front looking over the water was perfect and was a box of toys and books to keep the kids entertained. Worth mentioning...More

Thank Davo8080
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Coffee food and location is excellent went several times for breakfast and once for lunch located opposite the ocean with seats inside and out. Very clean and staff helpful.

Thank lynholmes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had breakfast here on a busy Sunday morning. At first I was concerned in regard to the long line to order breakfast but the line moved quickly and our food came even faster than the line moved. All the food we had was very...More

Thank TimothySt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing brekky here, that's for sure. Food is great. Quality is great! Expect to have to wait for a table in peak times....but it's worth it.

Thank P4rtyofsix
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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
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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