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The Waterboy Cafe

58 Chapel St, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 5765
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“potato rosti” (6 reviews)
“chai” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
58 Chapel St, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popular place for breakfast, great coffee, eggs bacon, pancakes are excellent, best I’ve had. Nice relaxed atmosphere. With a sea view

Thank MartinJones9876
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We noticed this cafe was very popular although not in the main strip so decided to check it out. We were rewarded with a great meal and a sensational view to start the day. The seating is deceptively generous and hosts many patrons but ask...More

Thank Juggernaut42
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us went here for brunch while visiting Philip Island. Service was excellent and fast, coffees came out quick, were advised when ordering the pancakes that it would take 20 mins due cooking time which was good as then no unexpected waiting. Food was...More

1  Thank Beaf1891
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed a quick lunch at Waterboy Cafe today, excellent friendly service, a lovely atmosphere and vibe in the place. The coffee was strong and a perfect temperature and I chose the Thai chicken salad, very fresh, great flavours. I'll definitely be back.

2  Thank foodie196156
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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

We had 8 with us and had a nice meal except for the two special orders. One of our group was veg and one could not have Gluten. Gets very sick. My veg friend orders 2 hash browns on the side but they came with...More

5  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

What a lovely cafe!! Great food, service , atmosphere and staff. Would return time and time again....

2  Thank Terese H
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We came to Waterboy for lunch after visiting the Koala Conservation centre. We were so impressed by the service, vibe, food and coffee at this cafe. Having been a barista myself using 5 senses coffee, I was so excited to see that they were using...More

2  Thank Caitlyn H
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

The food had no flavor, was cold and average. This was our favourite cafe. We are big coffee snobs, and the coffee has changed big time. It tastes like cardboard! To hot, burnt milk and half hour waits for everything.

4  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed March 6, 2018

Clean, modern, spacious, toilets inside, help yourself table water and glasses. Seating outside or inside. A fantastic long bench table along the back wall of the café with great water views. Staff were friendly and our cappuccinos were just perfect. Plenty of fresh home made...More

2  Thank Noi-Pip
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

It’s just one of those cafes that you walk in and feel welcome. The staff are great friendly and courteous always. The coffee is superb a nice strong blend made every time by the barista. The breakfast menu is great the harissa beans in particular...More

2  Thank DShalders
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 Chapel St, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5952 5765
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