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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

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beautiful break!

Great choice for breakfast. Heaps to choose on the menu Awesome coffee and view! Loved it. Friendly staff and a nice chilled atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
emmcalpine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Great choice for breakfast. Heaps to choose on the menu Awesome coffee and view! Loved it. Friendly staff and a nice chilled atmosphere.

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Ballarat, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We ate at Mad Cowes twice on our few days away. The food was very tasty and fresh. the staff were also friendly, coffee also was very nice.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Amazing food and coffee. Beautiful views of western port across the foreshore to the pier. I wouldn't get coffee anywhere else in Cowes. 💜

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

There's so many cafe's in Cowes, but I definitely recommend this one. The service is great all the ladies there are friendly. They have a smart order at the counter system that ensures good efficient service. Serving sizes are good as are the prices. I had the scrambled eggs with silverbeat.. So good.. Try it! Coffee was excellent too.

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This cafe right on the waterfront. We booked in with a tour group of 30. They must have put extra staff on to cater for us because service was really quick for a big diversity of food orders, there was no mistakes or missed orders and the staff were friendly and pleasant despite the stress of serving so many at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I've read all reviews and not disappointed, will be back. Friendly service and helpful with tourist questions. Great coffee, 3 shots in mug, wow, the best by far.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great little café with a nice sea view. The service and the food are excellent. Highly recommended .

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Melbourne
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This cafe is well located facing the water at Cowes and provides great coffee and meals. It also serves the constant parade of cyclists and others dioxin morning exercise. We had the scrambled eggs wish were excellent - plenty of them and great flavour

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Easington, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We ate breakfast here twice and enjoyed good fresh food with excellent Bircher Muesli and an excellent fruit salad. The coffee was good and the bill was reasonable. Popular with locals popping in for takeaway coffee and food.

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Brisbane
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16 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We visited Mad Cowes for breakfast on a Sunday morning. It was busy (which is a good sign) but we were able to get a table inside. The service was great and quick, despite the place being full. The coffees were great and the breakfast very tasty. The thing that stood out was the service from the staff, they were... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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