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MadCowes Cafe

17 The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 2560
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (47 reviews)
“bircher muesli” (11 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (25 reviews)
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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 4 days ago via mobile

Very well appointed cafe in the heart of beautiful Cowes. Friendly and efficient staff, extensive menu and very tasty food.

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had breakfaat here before leaving the island. Lovely location, nice staff and great coffee! Highly recommend!

Thank Tracey B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Me and my friends visited on a Sunday for brunch after reading good reviews for this place. It was extremely busy (which is always a good sign!) my friends all finished their meals before I even received mine! I asked one of the waiting staff...More

1  Thank Jess L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eat breakfast here every time we visit Phillip Island and it never disappoints. Great view across the road from the beach , seating inside & outside , varied menu , reasonable prices , friendly speedy service , very generous portions & most importantly well cooked...More

Thank cgaydzis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for breakfast, friendly service, food didn't take too long, just a little bit under whelming given the hype I've heard of it, and the price was a bit high for what it was.

Thank Kylie W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A vibrant busy cafe we weren't sure how long we would be there as had to queue to place an order and there were loads of people. Service was quick coffee great and food delicious.

Thank Trish F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge cheese on toast for the toddlers to share, loads of books toys and high chairs. My poached eggs were hard though 😞 Lovely views, would recommend but if you your eggs benny ask for lightly poached eggsMore

Thank chelle1983
MadCowes C, Owner at MadCowes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our cafe. We are extremely sorry that your poached eggs where over done we strive for our eggs to come out medium but unfortunately this can sometimes be tricky. We hoped that your children had a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party of 6 loved the breakfast we had during a busy tourist week in Phillip island. We enjoyed a variety of cooked eggs and eggs Benedict, milkshakes, coffees Really delicious food and considering how busy the cafe was food arrived promptly. Very good service...More

Thank lizandlory
MadCowes C, Owner at MadCowes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review, We can defiantly get quite busy but glad our service and standard was of high quality. Looking forward you you visiting us again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place for a weekend breaky with an ocean view. Breaky roll and eggs Benedict were good. Busy but speedy service and good staff made that a non issue. A glass of fresh OJ a bit pricey at $8 though.More

Thank Andrew H
MadCowes C, Owner at MadCowes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to review our cafe. The view is spectacular isn't it? We pride ourself on speedy service and to make each customers experience a pleasant one. We source all the best possible produce we can. Hopefully you are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For breakfast or brunch this is the only place to go in Cowes. In the busy season that is a big problem because it is flat out, noisy and the wait time too long. Such is the price of fame. Off season you have a...More

Thank Alyn V
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View
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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