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The Waterboy Cafe

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58 Chapel St, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 5765
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“potato rosti” (6 reviews)
“chai” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
58 Chapel St, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food had no flavor, was cold and average. This was our favourite cafe. We are big coffee snobs, and the coffee has changed big time. It tastes like cardboard! To hot, burnt milk and half hour waits for everything.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean, modern, spacious, toilets inside, help yourself table water and glasses. Seating outside or inside. A fantastic long bench table along the back wall of the café with great water views. Staff were friendly and our cappuccinos were just perfect. Plenty of fresh home made...More

1  Thank Noi-Pip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s just one of those cafes that you walk in and feel welcome. The staff are great friendly and courteous always. The coffee is superb a nice strong blend made every time by the barista. The breakfast menu is great the harissa beans in particular...More

1  Thank DShalders
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I asked my grand daughter where she wanted to go for lunch she immediately said "The Waterboy" Okay I thought whatever to make her happy. So off we went, well I have to say the place is nice, really nice! Lovely atmosphere kitchen in...More

Thank DinnersLate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we found this little gem! Delicious breakfast along with fast and friendly service. Eggs were cooked to perfection!

Thank Hannah C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful cafe with fantastic food / great interior architecture/ fabulous view of bay from the rear / wonderful staff . Cannot be faulted. Have visited here since it’s first week after opening and even at the busiest time of year over summer things moved smoothly...More

Thank Vicki M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful coffee and breakfasts which combined wonderful flavours. We found ourselves in the area and ended up enjoying breakfast at a The a Water Boy cafe two days in a row. The Egyptian eggs was particularly memorable with a lovely combination of Middle eastern flavours....More

Thank melbf00die
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Feels more for locals than for tourists; we enjoyed the food and drinks. Would go back. Like all the cafes on the island, it shuts about 4. :)

Thank ShanghaiFamily1603
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delightful cafe in Cowes. When we arrived we found a steady throng of people which is always a good sign. After finding a table we found the breakfast menu with a good range of yummy things. Has a diverse menu to suit all tastes. Yum!

Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great spot for our Sunday breakfast. Coffee amazing, food delicious, service A+ . Thank you. Next time we’re down we will be dropping by

Thank Lisa D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 Chapel St, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5952 5765
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