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2425 Atwood avenue, Madison, WI 53704-5722
+1 608-204-7004
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Bunky's Was started in the early 1930's by Teresa's great Grandparents...
Bunky's Was started in the early 1930's by Teresa's great Grandparents. Vito & Ninfa Capadona opened Bunky's on the corner of Park & Regent street in the Italian "Green Bush" area. After closing in the mid 1970's. Teresa and her husband Rachid opened in 2003. They included Rachid's Mediterranean - Moroccan cuisine to the menu! Bunky's cafe just celebrated its tenth Birthday this year! As the owners of Bunky's cafe, we feel very blessed to have a successful restaurant in Madison Wi. We will keep offering fresh, local and sustainable made from scratch menus! We have just started offering our Homemade Hummus, Baba Ghanouj, Grape leaves and Falalfel at area grocery stores. Please come and join us for dinner!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch for only $10

Highly rated, different (Medit./Italian) restaurant. I enjoy something unusual, so tried it today for lunch. Chicken Shawarma for only $9.95, was really good quality meat, over good rice, with veggies, hummus, pita bread, and sweet yogurt sauce. Will try again!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Kansas City, Mo.
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Kansas City, Mo.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Highly rated, different (Medit./Italian) restaurant. I enjoy something unusual, so tried it today for lunch. Chicken Shawarma for only $9.95, was really good quality meat, over good rice, with veggies, hummus, pita bread, and sweet yogurt sauce. Will try again!

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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We seem to stop here once a year when passing through Madison. We haven't had an entree or dessert that wasn't good. Loved the meat lasagna. The gluten free options are some the best around. Pesto fettuccine was excellent. Asked for a cup of red sauce to dip some bread and were charged for it. Not a huge deal, but... More 

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TTann, Owner at Bunky's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review! We look forward to serving you on your next visit to Madison. Thanks, Teresa & Rachid More 

Dairyland, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I have been to Bunky's several times since going gluten free. This trip was with out of town friends who lived in Madison before moving away. High praise that they chose treat here. Food is consistently good and there is a large selection. Love the homey and comfortable atmosphere. The service is always prompt and friendly. Last night the restaurant... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Blah, surprisingly flavorless food. OK service. Describes itself as Mediterranean, and the menu looks decent, but whoever cooks there must have eaten in Spain or Italy or Greece or the Middle East or North Africa. Food is middlebrow Wisconsin diner fare prepared with "exotic" ingredients (like lamb, garbanzos, fish).

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We were excited to visit Bunky's, and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere is lovely and the decorations were wonderful. Our food was very good, and we were excited to have a large selection of gluten free options. Our only complaint was that they charged $1.50 for one slice of gluten free bread--not one serving, one slice! We understand that... More 

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TTann, Owner at Bunky's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to writes review. Thanks for your kind words Too. We have been offering GF for over ten years. We like to say that we were pioneers in the Madison market. We research and try to offer GF when we can. We do make all our GF desserts in house. We feature Schroader's pizza crusts,... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Ate at Bunky's tonight - it was very good. It's a very quaint restaurant with a lot of character. The menu is surprisingly large focusing mainly on Mediterranean foods. It includes appetizers, salads, grilled meats, pastas and pizzas. Many menu items do not contain meat or seafood, but can easily be added. Our food was very good, but a word... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We just recently moved to Madison and this is quickly becoming one of our favorite places to go! The food is excellent, the prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is relaxed. We have taken several guests to Bunky's Cafe and they have all been very pleased.

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TTann, Owner at Bunky's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review! As we approach our twelfth year of business, We really appreciate this awesome review. We feel blessed to have a business in Madison Wi. Thanks, Teresa & Rachid More 

Waunakee, Wisconsin
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Bunkys is still a dependable great place to go on the East side. Street parking is a little tough sometimes but thats the only issue. The crazy mix of Italian and Mediterranean food gives you a big choice of different flavors and they are all good. The ones I have had anyway. It was lamb kabobs this time with some... More 

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TTann, Owner at Bunky's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Bunky's! As you can imagine, We try really hard to be dependable.......with our food quality, staff and overall experience! We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again. Thanks, Teresa More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

We all loved it! The service, atmosphere, and the food was phenomenal! We will stop again on our next trip to Madison.

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TTann, Owner at Bunky's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again. Thanks, Teresa More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I went to Bunky's cafe to celebrate a friend's b'day and all of us were happy with the taste and the portions. I chose this place because it has a lot of vegan items in the menu. My non-vegetarian friends were happy too. In fact, they marked this place as one where we would frequent for other occasions. I ordered... More 

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Additional Information about Bunky's Cafe

Address: 2425 Atwood avenue, Madison, WI 53704-5722
Phone Number: +1 608-204-7004
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $8 to $18
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2425 Atwood avenue, Madison, WI 53704-5722
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-204-7004

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $8 to $18
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Description

Bunky's Was started in the early 1930's by Teresa's great Grandparents. Vito & Ninfa Capadona opened Bunky's on the corner of Park & Regent street in the Italian "Green Bush" area. After closing in the mid 1970's. Teresa and her husband Rachid opened in 2003. They included Rachid's Mediterranean - Moroccan cuisine to the menu! Bunky's cafe just celebrated its tenth Birthday this year! As the owners of Bunky's cafe, we feel very blessed to have a successful restaurant in Madison Wi. We will keep offering fresh, local and sustainable made from scratch menus! We have just started offering our Homemade Hummus, Baba Ghanouj, Grape leaves and Falalfel at area grocery stores. Please come and join us for dinner!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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