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Bunky's Cafe

2425 Atwood avenue, Madison, WI 53704-5722
+1 608-204-7004
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Ranked #1 of 821 restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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!
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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
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

We went based on TA and other online reviews. It lived up to the positive reviews! Great enviornment...ultra comfortable and same for food. Fresh comfort food with great service. Well worth trip

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

The atmosphere is fun, and a bit Bohemian, from the wall of mirrors, to the quirky decor in the restroom. The service is friendly, dishes are reasonably priced and the food is very good. I'm kind of a picky pants about falafel, but Bunkys Cafe did not disappoint. The lemon flavor from the coriander brightened the falafel without taking away... More

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Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We went to the Obrich gardens (not to be missed) . We asked for restaurant options and one that was given was Bunky's. It is the best food I have ever eaten! The pita bread. The eggplant. ( I am not an eggplant person!) it was so delicious. That was the appetizer. Everyone I was with raved about their choices... More

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The food all tastes great! The salad dressings are divine. Fairly small menu, but the food is unique & some of it could be considered outside the box of "typical Italian."

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Newport News, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The decoration in Bunky's is so unique and cute, and the food is delicious. It felt modern, but with an antique flare. The dishes were pretty, but the dishes were different, so they didn't match from table to table. I also liked that they had an elevator to get up to the second floor where the restaurant is for the... More

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Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Hubby and I decided to try out this restaurant for lunch, since it's only a few blocks from Olbirch Gardens. After viewing the lovely gardens, we walked over to the Cafe and ordered. I got the Lamb Kabobs (which were cheaper in price than the online menu says, but that may have been because this was lunch and not dinner)... More

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Illinois
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

By chance my friends and I stopped into Bunky's Cafe in Mid June for lunch, and were rewarded with polite service, delicious and affordable food, in an upscale-informal atmosphere. I found the food to be well-prepared, with tasteful fresh ingredients, and of ample portions. The restaurant was clean, orderly, and comfortable. I wish they'd had a formal dessert menu, given... More

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stoughton, wi
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

we met another couple who we had not seen in awhile. Neither couple had been at Bunky's before. It was a Sunday night but still quite busy. However, it was easy to converse since the nice level was low. Probably the food was too good to talk. we found the food reasonable and very good. Since I have an adverse... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My wife and I came here based on (most of) the reviews we saw here, and we were not disappointed in the least! She got the chicken marka along with the house salad (which was surprisingly delicious - house salads are usually quite bland) and I got the lamb kabob with lentil soup, which were both awesome. I've had a... More

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Lebanon, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I'm not seeing why there is all the hype. The food was good but not great. The service was good, no complaints there. I liked the decor.

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