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MadCowes Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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17 The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 2560
07:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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Brunswick, Australia
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service. Great food. Great views. Highly recommend the Mad Cowes Hash and the Hot Mocha. Pleasant atmosphere and the shop next door was amazing.

Thank Kathy T
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Delicious food - ordered the hotcakes which came with maple syrup, various fruit and we chose yoghurt (you can get ice cream) and a bowl of chips with aioli. The chips were real potatoes. Yummo! Good location so sat outside with the view of the beach. Friendly staff too!

Thank Katherine S
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Service was good, bit overpriced, eggs benedict like hard boiled eggs. Good view looking over beach area.

Thank Max W
Melbourne, Australia
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102 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had brekky a few days ago. Selected a mug of flat white and the deluxe breakfast brioche. It was superb. Loved the bite of the Chipotle sauce.

Thank Grifology70
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most switched on kitchens I have ever seen. The place was packed and our coffees came in about 4minutes and the food in less than 10 mins. Both coffee and food were great.

Thank Mark T
Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

when we sunday morning bruch, was very full and popular, still got served quick and food arrived in good time. Great selection. very nice brunch

Thank lefamily5
Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious breakfast food place with great coffee. Indoor and outdoor seating with lots of bike riders using it as a pit stop. Service was excellent, fresh juice was delicious and my potato & mushroom meal was sensational. Loved it.

Thank Trish F
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great coffee , fresh juice hot chocolates the kids love there bubba chino tasty cakes. Lovely brunch for special occasions only one thing wrong we have to fight to get seatx so busy

Thank yvonne b
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw the great reviews of Madcowes so we went out of our way to visit. We arrived at 3:30pm, according to the door, the store closes at 4pm. We ordered a coffee and a hot chocolate. Both of these were reasonable, but we did feel a certain pressure to get on with order. As we sat down to drink... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food & great location. Despite being extremely busy, meals were brought out promptly with no errors. Good service and overall good dining experience. Will return!

Thank jaydevg16

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
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?