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The Island Food Store

$$ - $$$Cafe,
U 2 75 Chapel St, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 6400
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“quiche” (2 reviews)
“salad” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian
$$ - $$$
U 2 75 Chapel St, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Liz just “gets it” - simple, consistent, easy, excellent quality. The salads are to die for - great coffee too.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Paddy132A
Reviewed August 1, 2018

TIny place on Chapel St with a couple of tables inside and more outside in the car parks in front of the shop. The food was tasty, fresh and filling, if simply plated. We enjoyed a beef enchilada and a vegetable one for a reasonable...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Aglassortwo
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Dropped into the Island Food Store for lunch and was I glad I did. Always wanted to go here but it was often closed. This is a really different place for lunch. It is not overly large with seating inside and out. Parking is very...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank ddiston
Reviewed March 5, 2018

We only stopped for coffee but were greeted when we walked in and made to feel welcome. The Food Store is in a quiet area off the street with parking right in front. You could easily miss it. Our coffees were made quickly and were...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank Noi-Pip
Reviewed February 25, 2018

With all the food choices in Cowes we tried this tucked away option.Disappointingly at 11.40 the breakfast menu was off but the lunch menu consisted of freshly prepared delectable options.The coffee was good.Only thing is the food choices are fully priced for what you get.But...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Brian B
Reviewed January 14, 2018

The food is fantastic and the sweets a delight. But the best thing are the pavlovas made in house. When I have a function and need a pavlova I do a round trip from Pascoe Vale best Pav i have ever had.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank josiec48
Reviewed January 6, 2018

I visit the island Food Store every time I visit Philip island as I love the wholesome home cooked food! Salmon patties and quiches are the best and the salads are to die for! it is pricey but you always get what you pay for...More

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank hilary2603
Reviewed May 10, 2017

The Island Food Store produces "homemade" food - enchiladas, toasties, soups, salads, curries - and cakes. Just using words to describe this fare is to do it a disservice. You need to taste the delights to make a decision. Coffee is great, as is the...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank JaneML1952
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

The island food store is tucked away behind Aldi in Cowes, but it is my go to cafe for lunch on the island. It took a while to get used to the place because one of the wait staff is a bit grumpy. However the...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank foodie196156
Reviewed March 11, 2017

Enjoyed a really yummy lunch made from quality ingredients, Good choice for such a small cafe.Also bought cake and lasagne to take away.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank hilary2603
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U 2 75 Chapel St, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5952 6400
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