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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“potato rosti” (6 reviews)
“pancakes” (9 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 January 22, 2018

All the food here was excellent and this cafe lives up to all its positive reviews. My wife and son had the ricotta hotcakes which they both loved. My beans were really good and my daughter's eggs benedict really hit the spot.

Thank TimothySt
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

We loved this cafe and visited many times over our 7 day stay in Cowes. The coffee is of a Melbourne standard, the staff are friendly and although very busy the meals were tasty and in generous proportions. Would definitely recommend.

Thank petadr
Reviewed January 19, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in here for breakfast Pancakes not that flash. Considering the reviews we figured it would be good, we’ll it was average to say the least. Coffee needs improvement, bacon looked burnt, pancakes tasteless. My vegan daughter was not happy that she could not...More

2  Thank vincent c
Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

Delicious fresh salads The pork and ginger Bao wasnt you’re conventional Bao it was mince pork and lettuce on the side no bun tasted nice all the same. Would recommend

Thank meganfielding1
Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

This place has lovely surroundings, a nice chill vibe and great food. I would recommend bringing your family or some friends.

Thank Alexander_The_Panda
Reviewed January 13, 2018

What's not to say about the Waterboy Cafe. I am a regular customer because the food is of a high standard i.e; healthy with generous portion sizes making it excellent value for money and delivered to the table by friendly and efficient staff. The chefs...More

Thank Terry S
Reviewed January 11, 2018

Having just got back to England wanted to give this place a mention. Visited here on the 22nd and 23rd of December whilst on a visit to Phillip Island. Firstly the staff were excellent, very helpful and polite and nothing was a problem to them....More

Thank Bigbaldy15
Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

Great location, food/coffee and friendly service. You have to order at the counter and on the morning we visited there was a queue waiting to order which is a strong negative. Table service would greatly improve the experience.

Thank TL55
Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

Visited on a still busy morning (11.00 am) in peak holiday season. Still got a table and remarkably quick service. Standouts here are the genuinely friendly and professional staff and the excellent quality of the food. Coffee is fantastic and their scrambled eggs fluffy and...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed December 31, 2017

My husband and I just dropped in for a coffee (for him) and a milkshake (for me). We had heard good things about the place and thought it was time we tried it. It was around 10.30am and the place was already quite full. The...More

Thank Tistru
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
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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