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MadCowes Cafe

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17 The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria VIC 3922, Australia
03-5952 2560
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7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friendly staff, great coffee

Great customer service. Staff were friendly and courteous. Service was really quick and the coffee was great. Nice atmosphere although they were busy. Really clean environment too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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English first
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Great customer service. Staff were friendly and courteous. Service was really quick and the coffee was great. Nice atmosphere although they were busy. Really clean environment too.

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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The waitress was a very impatient to move our newspapers to put the food down we were very quick felt she was rude about it. I ordered eggs and you order additional items I got avocado for $3.80 I got a quarter of a half of a half very little which I felt was very stingy for the price also... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Only ever had coffee and/or breakfast here but it's fantastic coffee and the freshest of produce and value for money. Staff are friendly and service is quick.

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Bendigo, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Lovely friendly cafe, always busy because of the great coffee. Just pop across the road and walk along the beach or the jetty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Wow, I was impressed by the delicious food that we had. The way it was presented was awesome as well. Great place with friendly staff.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

During a week away down the Island I had breakfast here with a large group of friends. The service was quick, friendly and the meals were delicious. I had two coffees. One was fantastic, the other good, but a little bitter. All of the other meals were well received and the hot chocolate was a hit with one of my... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The staff are friendly, the food is plentiful and tasty and the location is just across from the beach. What else could you ask for? Would definitely go back.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We had breakfast here. The food was good and was served very quick considering this place was packed, and this was at about 10.30am. But the service was crap. We had multiple staff walk past us who didn't say anything while we stood and waited. I went up to the counter to ask for a table and was told to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Great coffee & Chai with the option of lactose free milk which was a bonus! So many great options on the menu (as well as specials) so it was very hard to choose. In the end my husband ordered the cheesy calf burger with fries & I had the veggie stack. Both meals were flavoursome & plentiful & definitely worth... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

down to visit friends in cowes . this is a great place for reasonably priced food and good coffee but you must get in early for breakfast or you will miss out on getting a seat.i would not hesitate in saying that it is a must try

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Additional Information about MadCowes Cafe

Address: 17 The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria VIC 3922, Australia
Phone Number: 03-5952 2560
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisine: Australian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria VIC 3922, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: 03-5952 2560

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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