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Bunky's Cafe

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2425 Atwood avenue, Madison, WI 53704-5722
+1 608-204-7004
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 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: Lunch, Dinner, 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
Funky Bunky's - Great for any occasion!

My partner and I LOVE Bunky's! Theresa, the owner, is so wonderful to work with. Originally, we wanted to have our wedding reception catered by them, but after checking our budget we couldn't swing it. So after being disappointed, we were able to have our rehearsal dinner in their basement room... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

What happened to the fresh food and friendly service at Bunky's? When Theresa, the wonderful co-owner was there, things were good, but in her absence things have gone downhill. Reheated, bland food, indifferent waitstaff. Not planning to return any time soon. Management should try to improve their performance, rather than making snarky defensive responses to reviewers' complaints.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My partner and I LOVE Bunky's! Theresa, the owner, is so wonderful to work with. Originally, we wanted to have our wedding reception catered by them, but after checking our budget we couldn't swing it. So after being disappointed, we were able to have our rehearsal dinner in their basement room - which is extra funky and cool - and... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words! We appreciate our awesome customers! Hope to see you soon. Teresa More 

Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Service was great, really liked the staff, all were attentive. Food was very good! Husband loved his meal and the house salad. Where he works they sometime have Bunkys as a caterer so he really wanted to eat at the restaurant. I liked my entree but was not thrilled with the soup. Lentil soup. Too much Cumin in the soup,... More 

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Thank you for your kind words! More 

Kansas City, Mo.
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113 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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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Thank you for coming in for Lunch. Thanks for taking the time to write your kind words. More 

Chicago
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218 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 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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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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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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 10 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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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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157 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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 

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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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