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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 823 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $18
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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
Madison
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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

ohio
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110 reviews 110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great atmosphere , service above our expectations from everyone. Food was excellent. Try it, it's top rate. Our top recommendation.

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USA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The food here is amazing! I went on a Thursday at lunch and it was not busy so I got seated right by a window. The lentil soup is fantastic and I had the veggie combo appetizer because I couldn't decide on what to get. It was a great combination of a little bit of everything.

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Wantagh, New York
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The poached salmon was excellent. In addition, the staff was incredibly friendly. We were even given free dessert. I highly recommend this restaurant. It is near the Monkey Business Institute.

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Denver, Colorado
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

my family ate here because of the wonderful reviews, and they are right, food was wonderful and not to mention a really pleasant environment. I had a dish called " tina pasta" and would highly recommend it to anyone.

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