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Bunky's Cafe

2425 Atwood avenue, Madison, WI 53704-5722
+1 608-204-7004
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Ranked #4 of 806 restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $8 - $18
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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!
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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!
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Madison, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Bunky's is on Madison,Wisconsin's East Side. It's locally owned. The food is always excellent, the atmosphere is laid back and the service is top-notch. It's a "nice" place to go when you just ant a nice dinner "out". Nothing fancy...but you'll like it a lot.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We went to Bunky's last night and it was one of the best meals we've ever had!!! I love the way it's decorated and the staff were great. We definitely will return. Thank goodness it's in our neighborhood :-) THUMBS up!!! Well worth going to, but I suggest making a reservation because they got very busy and that's not a... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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109 reviews 109 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The staff was nice. The food was so-so. My lamb shank was dry. I prefer it in a sauce. My daughter's kofta was dry and tasted too much like a hamburger patty, the schwarma was salty and the lentil soup not bursting with flavor. We were disappointed.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Took my family of 6 here last year. Good meals, but not deserving of #1 in Madison. However, it is a good value.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Charming eclectic ambiance and warm friendly greeting from one of the owners set the tone for a very enjoyable experience. Italian meets Middle Eastern is a result of an Italian American wife and Moroccan husband. We had samples of hummus, baba ganoush and tabouli , all were excellent and home made. Practically all the ingredients are sourced locally including the... More

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

Thank you for the generous comments! We really appreciate you taking the time to write about your experience. Each and every guest is important to us! We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again while visiting Wisconsin! Thanks, Teresa & Rachid More

Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Very impressed with the friendly, up beat staff and food was excellent! I can't say enough how pleasant the staff was. They really go the extra mile so you enjoy your time there. The food was delicious and a good sized portion. I will definitely be coming back.

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

Thank you for your positive comments! I do agree that my staff is great! As a team, we make sure that each customer feels well taken care of. We believe that the food, price, energy all make up a great dining experience! We hope to have the opportunity to take care of you again. Thanks, Teresa & Rachid More

Madison, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

FINALLY, a restaurant where the staff are really friendly! The hostess met us at the door on a frigid night and offered us a seat, winked, and said she'd been offering hot water and lemon if folks wanted a quick warm up. We took her up on her offer :) The server was equally nice--never acting like she couldn't believe... More

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

Thank you for your positive comments! I do agree that my staff is great! As a team, we make sure that each customer feels well taken care of. We believe that the food, price, energy all make up a great dining experience! We hope to have the opportunity to take care of you again. Thanks, Teresa & Rachid More

Nashville, Tennessee
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Bunky's serves delicious food with service that can't be beaten anywhere. Having recently been diagnosed as gluten intolerant, I was thrilled to find this place on a business trip. They can provide almost everything (not ravioli) gluten free as well as many choices for any other type of special dietary need. I was in town three evenings and ate dinner... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

It's almost incidental that the food at Bunky's is top-notch and that their vegan / gluten-free / special needs items are awesome. We go here when we want to be pampered to death by insanely attentive staff and owners. This is the difference - owners on site who care and that just flows down through the staff. I hardly remember... More

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Stoughton, Wisconsin, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The food is presented beautifully, ingredients are fresh. Definitely a favorite, but I think they're a little overpriced. Don't get me wrong, I'm willing to pay it because it's a great ambience and it IS tasty. Just not necessarily fabulous. We had a rehearsal dinner downstairs and ordered spaghetti-on-a-board for everyone. The waitress was fun but the decor was pretty... More

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