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MadCowes Cafe

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17 The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 2560
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07:00 - 16:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great coffee. Friendly, efficient service. Lovely atmosphere. Dog friendly (we didn't have ours but lots of people sitting outside with theirs which is fab). Food was good and reasonably priced.

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Thank K8brooks
Silverdale
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209 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place for breakfast - right on the Esplanade at Cowes. Great range of meals for breakfast or lunch and drinks at anytime of the day. Plenty of seating and good service.

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Thank mickfromoz
Bangkok, Thailand
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered hot pancake, mushroom dish, deluxe breakfast, salmon, and ham-cheese sandwiches. They were all great. We love all the dishes. Great taste with the best ingredients.

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Thank Nok T
Traralgon, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Chai!! Best on the island. Staff are so nice and helpful. Very quick service and delivery despite being busy. Food was really yummy. Panacotta for breakfast very nice. Don't let the busy place put you off they are very quick and worth the wait in line to order.

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Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited 3 times over the Easter break with family. It is a very busy place, as it is so good. Really nice coffee, and the muffins are delicious. Even though it is so busy the line moves quickly and the wait is not long, highly recommended.

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Thank 396peterc396
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been coming to Cowes for twenty years and never visited Mad Cowes. After finally having a coffee here this week we realised we have been missing out on something special for too long. Excellent coffee, fabulous menu, good atmosphere, great service and if you can get a table outside a lovely view over Westernport Bay. The decor might be... More 

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Thank Thescheff
Bogangar, Australia
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for coffee during our stay on Phillip Island. As it was the only place open within walking distance we didn't really have much choice, but it was a hive of activity and the coffee was good. Had to ask for it hot on the 2nd morning but it didn't disappoint.

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Thank QueenslandTess
Hong Kong, China
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good options for food for brunch. Had an amazing mixed berries smoothies and hush. Gluten free options are available.

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Thank Kat S
melbourne
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This morning was a buzz of people and coffee as it was the only place that was open for breakfast in this sleepy town. Coffee and service was good

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Thank witchypooMelbourne
Werribee
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great breakfast of beans, toasted sandwiches and eggs and bacon in a brioche. Coffee was nice too.

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, View
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?