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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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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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428 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even though Madcowes attracts a crowd, the service is fast and the coffee is spot on. Where the locals gather.

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Thank Tom B
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice food and drink. (We had coffee and cake). Nice venue too and ok friendly staff. I'll come back here anytime!

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Thank Josephine M
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well, this was a bit dissapointing, we both thought that we would be in for something special. Well it's not. The atmosphere is bland to non existent, the seating uncomfortable. The food, sounds great, but it just didn't deliver on taste. The food was warm in part or layers and cold in some. The coffee was "OK" but again didn't... More 

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Thank Valdis R
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoy breakfast & latte and great price great meals and view outstanding I will return soon I can 😇

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Thank Robert H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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212 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

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 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

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 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 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 17 April 2017 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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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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?