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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (42 reviews)
“bircher muesli” (11 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (28 reviews)
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7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Hours
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 via mobile

The kids meals were brilliant value, however I’m not sure the whole experience lived up to the rave reviews. The place is clean and bright but has a feeling that the decors half done with no wall features, pictures etc. The steak sandwich was pretty...More

Thank wanderingcloudz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reading the reviews I cannot believe this is the number one venue in Phillip Island. Firstly it is a fairly cold and unwelcome type environment with its sliding front door and cheap wobley tables. Flickering faulty light over the communal table. Not to mention the...More

Thank Rhys M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best breakfast on the island, great service, coffee and they have the newspapers available. This place is a must, the view is stunning

Thank Johncerini
Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

We had a late lunch there today and I thought it was quite average. I selected from the breakfast menu and found it only luke warm when served and a little undercooked (the eggs and bacon) It was not busy at all either. There were...More

1  Thank Alison D
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

A great breakfast (salmon and poached eggs) with melt in your mouth taste and even swiped some of my wife’s crispy bacon from her plate too. Yummo! A small comment...waiter was eager to clear my plate with my wife still to finish hers....detracted a little...More

Thank Bigglesrv7a
Reviewed May 21, 2018

One of the things the girls and I love to do during our vacation is to sleep in and then head out for a late breakfast. We must have visited MadCowes Cafe every second day of our holiday! The staff were lovely, quick, and friendly....More

Thank Katty182
Reviewed May 7, 2018

great little cafe and love their sandwiches. Great views of beach as well. also great latte coffee. reasonable service.

Thank auschickee
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

The staff made my granddaughters & I feel very welcome, with a great children's menu, & happy to accommodate their requests. Plan to revisit!

Thank ThirstyKirsty61
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Awesome chocolate milkshake and chicken & veg soup w toast was delicious👏 great view with friendly staff

Thank njmalcolm
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

We’ve been coming to Cowes for years and it’s a real pleasure to see this cafe continuing to deliver outstanding food and service. A couple of pics today on their Eggs Benedict and Classic Break

Thank andeesellman
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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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