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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” (41 reviews)
“bircher muesli” (10 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 4:00 pmAll 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 days ago via mobile

This place is the best! We visited at 9.30am on a Sunday so it was pumping! Great coffee, all our dishes were fresh and super tasty! My advice is BOOK YOUR TABLE The vibe here is key. They've got it all, and it's topped off...More

Thank MissMonaro
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was clear when we arrived that this was a popular place to eat a weekend breakfast. Hubby went for the big breakfast and I had the egg and bacon roll with coffee. Service was friendly, efficient and careful and the food was just wonderful....More

Thank Wendy G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've had a nice meal here in the past. We had breakfast here the other day though and it was really average. The eggs were undercooked to the point I didn't eat them. The coffee was good. I'm not sure if I was just unlucky...More

1  Thank renee008
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for breakfast. It was just amazing and very interesting and the coffee was really good as well! The service is very efficient and it’s also located in a very nice place next to the water. Totally recommend.

Thank Gazzi P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very popular cafe. Coffee was well made and being across the road from the bay you can ist and enjoy great views.

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here many times over the last couple years and have always loved it. The food is really delicious (special mention to the fresh bread they use). Service is also really good. Warning though, in the summer months it can be extremely busy...More

Thank AEKM17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to have brunch here during our weekend away at Phillip Island and we weren’t disappointed. From the views outside and the lovely staff it was a perfect place to have a nibble. There was plenty on the food menu to cater for any...More

Thank Emma S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever I stay in Cowes I always come in for a coffee it’s very good, it’s on the beachfront so always great to take in the view as well

Thank Andrea M
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a favourite and visit regularly. Coffee good, food fresh and well presented. Good spot to sit in or out, or take away and hop across the road to the beach.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Madcowes lived up to its previous reputation on our visit this week. We visited this cafe when newly opened a few years and it has grown and improved in that time. Service was cheerful and efficient. The menu had loads of options for our family...More

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