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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: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 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
Great Coffee.

The coffe was great. Atmosphere and view worth the stop. One of the best coffee shops on the island. We had the chocolate brownie and very nice. Staff helpful and friendly

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Bronwyn E
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The coffe was great. Atmosphere and view worth the stop. One of the best coffee shops on the island. We had the chocolate brownie and very nice. Staff helpful and friendly

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Visit this Cafe often. Nice menu with lots of new specials every week. A very good breakfast. Sometimes a Que but food always comes out quick. Generous servings and always friendly. Great coffee.

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Melbourne, Australia
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69 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Always seems to draw a crowd. There is a nice array of breakfast and lunch options available served by friendly staff. Right near the beach to offer fantastic views. What also works in their favour is that they are indeed open unlike some of the other cafes that work to odd hours.

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Melbourne, Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Just came for the coffee and kept coming back for the coffee. Dumb luck the first time place open early Saturday morning, packed to the rafters, coffee was made promptly and how I ordered it. Food looked good, didn't try any as we had plenty of food at the house just no coffee machine. It became our coffee haven for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Good service, good coffee, good rapport with us locals...and get a friendly smile every time! A great brekky spot on the island! Good stuff guys!

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Arrived as a group for breakfast - nothing too much trouble - lots of choice and food delicious! I had eggs benedict (with gluten free bread) yum! And lots of Coffee - the staff were fantastic - and had genuine pride in their cafe could have stayed here all day! Beautiful views a bonus

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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
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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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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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