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2425 Atwood avenue, Madison, WI 53704-5722
+1 608-204-7004
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Ranked #16 of 841 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $18
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
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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Lena, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Plan ahead to visit this out of the ordinary Italian and Medeteranian restaurant which combines atmosphere and a comic twist. If you're looking for a little fun, order a mound of spaghetti plopped on the table before you and served without plates. Drag a pile toward you and enjoy the treat. If you appreciate a little more etiquette, you'll get... More 

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We ate at Bunky's for lunch today, and were very disappointed. We have eaten here twice before and enjoyed the food, today we did not. My husband had the meat lasagna which very dry and crumbly, did have an ok, sauce, but the lasagna was reheated by microwave and not heated through correctly. My daughter had the kids meatball and... More 

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

In looking at your past reviews, we wouldn't expect any more from you! Have you ever owned a business or worked in the service industry? Life is short my dear😉 More 

Madison, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 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. " That was the original review we wrote - fair and level-headed in our opinion. It... More 

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

The owners did respond to your first email. We do take every review very serious! Especially allegations of a guest getting sick. Not to mention several guests. We are now even more saddened by your response. We are still speechless and would LOVE to talk to a human! Once again, freedom of speech! Social media! We have to believe if... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Quaint little restaurant with eclectic menu in popular Madison neighborhood. There were quite a few items I wanted to try. My meal was excellent. There was a long wait but nice bar nearby in which to wait.

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Top Contributor
201 reviews 201 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Four of us visited on recent Sat night. We did not have a reservation. Not a good idea. Make a reservation. We had about a 40 minute wait. There is no bar area. Therefore, you can wIt in the stairwell area or come back closer to the wait time. We had a very competent waiter. Our entrees included Lamb kabobs... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 

Madison
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

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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 - 18
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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