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MadCowes Cafe

17 The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 2560
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17 The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This used to be one of my favourite lunch places and one of my favourite meals was the Mad Cowes Hash - a fried egg, on a potato croquette surrounded by delicious mushrooms in a tasty sauce. I popped in today after a fairly long...More

Thank OzMum231
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Breakfast good, coffee and tea good. Friendly service and good buzz vibe. Would come again if down this way

Thank miniandthefat
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful spot for breakfast and a coffee along the esplanade. Lovely coffee and breakfast. It would have rated 5/5 if the poached eggs weren’t hard boiled.

Thank tannb12
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Couldn't come all this way without a visit to MadCowes Cafe. Highly recommend to anyone wanting a good feed/drink.

Thank Sharkey S
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Was busy when we arrived, table of six, thought we would be waiting a while however coffees were super quick and food came not long after, excellent service and great food, would definitely recommend.

Thank Paul N
Reviewed October 2, 2018

the location of the venue is impecable, it has a great view. The food is very good and reasonably priced. I will probably come back next time I'm in Philip Island.

Thank Beuckas
Reviewed September 30, 2018

A simple cafe-style restaurant for lunch only. Location is trump, right at the beach with a view out to the bay. Menu is simple, as is the friendly non-service. What we ordered was simple and healthy and tasted good. Not many choices in Cowes and...More

Thank Gournemanz
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

We had breakfast at Madcowes twice it was that good Good selection and well presented fast service and friendly staff. It was school holidays and a long weekend and couldn’t fault it. Great job. Great view of the ocean but beware you have to look...More

Thank Johnny5049
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Coffees were good but the raspberry cheesecake was just okay, the lemon slice and passionfruit slice were also okay but not outstanding. The chocolate brownie was quite good. It's unfortunate the sparrows have managed to find a way into the cafe every time the automatic...More

Thank GlobeTrotters4001
Reviewed September 20, 2018

have been to this place before and has always been really good, decided to go there for lunch today and will not be going back, ordered lunch with unhelpful or pleasant staff ordered poached eggs on toast and fish & chips with salad, had hardly...More

4  Thank Jeanne P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5952 2560
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