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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • 52
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  • 62
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious breakfast

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
JonNewcastle
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Easington, United Kingdom
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Easington, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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new mexico
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252 reviews 252 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Just stopped in (at an off time) for coffee and pastries and they were delicious. We sat outside, just off the sidewalk and could people watch and see the gorgeous water view.

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Melbourne, Australia
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123 reviews 123 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Had a very nice breakfast here, great coffee and very quick service, lots of space also which is great when you had a pram!

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Madcowes Cafe is a wonderful little spot in Cowes at Phillip island. You know its good when my mum who lives on the island tells me its where all the locals go. Its on the Esplanade at Cowes, if you grab a table outside you get lovely views of the ocean. People bring their dogs and they even have a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

we had lunch with friends overlooking the water - what a delightful way to spend a lovely afternoon in Cowes. We all had sandwiches - really great fresh bread and huge serves - the BLT and smoked salmon were equally delicious! Coffees were excellent too, and good friendly service!

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Melbourne
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Sit at the side walk tables with a view of Westernport Bay and enjoy a coffee and breakfast or a snack.

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Lake Macquarie
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Opposite the beachfront is this trendy cafe which is very popular. Great food and coffee. We passed many cafes which were quite empty. Food is served quickly and is very fresh.

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

As a local, I am proud to say this is one of my favourite cafés on the island, combining quality food with a casual dining experience. Their breakfast menu is extensive - about fifteen choices. However, about half these dishes include egg, and thus wouldn't be suitable for those with allergies (or those who simply don't like egg). Lunch is... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Yes this isn't the cheapest place to go. But you would be mad not to. Food is fresh well cooked and served piping hot. The eggs were perfectly cooked and the hollandaise was delicious. My partner ordered avocado smash and raved about how delicious it was. Staff and friendly and attentive. It's packed and a testament to a fantastic fresh... More 

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MadCowes C, Owner at MadCowes Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to our café we appreciate your feed back. We pride ourselves on producing consistent quality meals using fresh handpicked ingredients. Hope you can visit again in the future. 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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