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MadCowes Cafe

17 The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria VIC 3922, Australia
03-5952 2560
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Ranked #3 of 40 restaurants in Cowes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Singapore
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We had the BLT, Chicken Schnitzel, bowl of chips, cappuccino, mocha and babycino. Everything is great especially the BLT! I never tried a BLT better than this! I know a mocha is a mocha, but theirs is one of the best I ever had. People is friendly and atmosphere of the place is great. The banana smoothie they gave to... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Foccacias were yummy a lot of food for the price, too much for the kids to eat. coffee was good too.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Very busy little place the breakfasts were nice and the coffee was good. Staff were friendly and the service was quick..

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

you can't book so you may have to wait. this cafe overlooks the ocean and has the biggest pots of tea and well priced breakfasts... I have been to this cafe so many times with large groups and have never been disappointed...

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Every time I'm in Cowes (we have a holiday house there) I make an effort to have lunch or breakfast at this place! The meals are reasonably priced, freshly prepared, tasty and the coffees are perfect! The staff are friendly, the restaurant is clean and the service is fast. It's always busy which is a very good sign! I love... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I only had coffee here, the morning before we did Tough Mudder and I have to say that this was the best coffee. Well worth visiting if you are desperate for a decent espresso. Hubby and I were wandering around the island the day before trying various places to find a good coffee (and we didn't find one the night... More

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Boronia, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We stopped here for breakfast and weren't disappointed. Great food and friendly service with a fantastic view of the beach while you have a great coffee. Will definitely be returning & would definitely recommend.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Great position. Bircher muesli was beautiful but over priced for the quite small portion. The bread they use is nice: toasted sandwich was good. The scrambled eggs and bacon with Hollandaise was delicious, couldn't fault it. Coffee was great, tea was yum. Recommend this delicious cafe for brekky for sure.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I thought I walked into a tattoo parlour as one of the staff has some nice tatts but in saying that the food was fabulous as was the service , great place great atmosphere highly recommended

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Bread was tasty and fresh, it tasted yum and just what I needed! My partners coffee was not the best but we went for the food!

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