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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 820 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
USA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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San Diego, California, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I has the lentil soup and the stoffed artichoke rissoto balls. Bothe were incredibly good! Highly recomend this place!

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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

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
11 helpful votes 11 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 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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