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Bunky's Cafe

2425 Atwood avenue, Madison, WI 53704-5722
+1 608-204-7004
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Ranked #6 of 825 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $18
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
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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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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English first
Madison, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I wouldn't call Bunky's world class - but that is not why I go there. It is a favorite of mine for meeting friends for lunch or dinner, and I have never been disappointed. Very good lamb, very good Mediterranean platter, and even though I am always too full for dessert; my friend enjoys their desserts very much. Service is... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

Have eaten numerous times at Bunky's and there are some things you can always count on: - A great baba ghanush - Delicious grilled lamb - Large homestyle helping of lasagna - A fantastic selection of deserts (especially cannolis) - Friendly and attentive service A couple things to note: - They are always busy, call ahead - Parking is very... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This restaurant has nice variety and unique dishes. The quality isn't bad, but those we have dined with there have fallen ill after visiting. This has happened more than once. We no longer go back and it wasn't so great that we miss it.

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

Wow! As you imagine after Eleven years of Business, we are mortified by this review. We have never received a phone call, email or anything regarding a guests or guests getting sick after eating at our Cafe! Not to mention several times! We are really just speechless! I know that guests that really cared would take the time to call.... More

Stoughton, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We just returned from our first visit to Bunky's. We appreciate that we could make a reservation; but we did not need one tonight because it was the first Packer game. They have many choices on the menu. My wife chose the Bunky's pasta and I had the ravioli of the day. Both were delicious. I also had the lemon... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review! When I showed the review to Kate, She was so excited and commented that you were such a fun table! We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again. Thanks, Teresa More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I am new to this area and kind of stumbled upon the place while wandering down Atwood. Given its storied history and well-established roots in the neighborhood, I was prepared to enjoy it. I ordered the salmon plate, with rice, hummus, and babagnoush. Very disappointing: both the salmon and rice were incredibly salty, practically saturated with salt. Occasionally, I have... More

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

First of all, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. My waitstaff left a note regarding your experience. I wanted to write and let you know that my policy is to make "it right" She explained that you mentioned that you forgot to order your Salmon with no marinade & didn't like salt for health reasons. She... More

Madison, Wisconsin
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My husband and I both had the Chicken shawarma with their house Italian salad and pita bread which was excellent!! The service was very good. We topped our meal off with a shared piece of chocolate,caramel,toffee crunch cheese cake, and it was OMG!! We will definitely be back.

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

Thank you for the review! We really appreciate your time. The chicken Sharwarma is our Number #1 favorite entree. We hope to have the opportunity to "feed" you again! Thanks, Teresa More

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115 reviews 115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

While traveling throughout WI, we stopped in Madison for two nights. Based in TA reviews, DH and I decided to eat at Bunky's. We had reservations at 7 (surprised they took them, glad we called - otherwise I know we'd have a long wait), seated within 5 min. Our server was nice, efficent, but seemed hurried all the time. We... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Our family of 5 with sibs and spouses had a 7pm reservation on a Sat night but were not seated until almost 7:30 though they were apologetic. The bread served was warm and tasty Chicken shawarma and grilled shrimp were very good. I had chicken with peas, peppers and tomato and was good, their rice was very good-like basmati with... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

After a long drive from Sioux falls, SD to Milwaukee, wi, we found this on trip advisor and it was definitely worth the stop.

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Dallas, Texas, USA
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I started out with the minestrone which was featured and the freshness was just awesome. This was not a typical minestrone and you could tell from the juiciness of the tomato and various vegetables that the farm was nearby. I am a big fan of Falafel and was interested in seeing how they do it Madison style. The color was... More

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