The Cape Kitchen

4.7
264 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
Top tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Lunch
Everything we do is about sharing. The best produce is sourced, prepared and served with care and respect for our guests, each other and the environment. Our menu is focussed on what is in-season as well as introducing unique Australian flavours. We showcase local produce at every opportunity and our proud of our collaboration with other businesses that share our passion.
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We booked a 10am reservation and the place was more than I expected. The view of the crashing waves was a spectacular sight as we dine inside admiring the great ocean. Food wise, they were served beautifully, befitting the view. Overall, the ambiance at The Cape Kitchen was fantastic as the crews were professional and thoughtful.

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W
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love coming to The Cape Kitchen especially for Breakfast, it has become a regular spot for us when we come to Phillip Island

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SS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing view, food display at entrance was beautiful, greeting on arrival and seating was done in a friendly efficient manner. really lovely Saturday morning breakfast experience, then information about possible walk and recommendation was great.

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LA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Spectacular views. Fantastic food and coffee. We'll be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is excellent, with a good range of choices. The view out across the ocean from the cosiness of the restaurant is wonderful. The staff were friendly and engaging and the service prompt and efficient. Love having a meal at The Cape Kitchen.

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RV
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Views from restaurant dining floor was outstanding. Staff were bright and bubbly. Main course arrived approx 50 minutes after starters and was just warm, probably standing for some time prior to delivery. They were busy but this should not be an excuse. Acoustics poor with many flat surfaces and timber floor, background noise was loud. Despite this I would still recommend the venue. The venue did apologise and made a deduction to account.

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RC
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service and the food is incredible. The view is exceptional too

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KS
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Awesome place, awesome food and awesome staff. Highly recommended.

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KB
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Second time this year I have been...I had a beautiful breakfast and the views are amazing.

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S
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful views, friendly helpful staff, yum food choices

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KB
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Probably one of the best views I’ve ever experienced. Staff were attentive without being overly pushy.

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MS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We ventured to Cape Kitchen the day before Mother's Day to celebrate Orphan's Mother's Day and it was wonderful. We had a table for two in the window and we were so pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. We decided to go a second time the following week and were not disappointed.

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W
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love coming to The Cape Kitchen when on the island, it's our new favourite brekky joint :)

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TB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Spectacular location with beautifully presented food that delivered on taste. Fully recommend this restaurant!

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GG
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I appreciate the gluten free options. Special place to take friends.

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JG
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great ocean view. Booking easily done on last minute on open table. Was seated in amongst other dinners, most likely to afford us the better views, but it was a little noisy so we requested to be relocated to a spot further away but still had an ocean view. Appreciated the staff being very accommodating. Food was excellent.

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v
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I am a local of Cowes and this Resturant is my go to when I want to impress my friends many of whom come from Melbourne. The staff really make us feel special. The food is great and the wine list includes some of my favourites.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent friendly service. Wonderful well presented food, with an amazing view

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BC
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food at Cape restaurant is amazing. We enjoy the food and the sea view very much and this is one of the best restaurant in the world!

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p
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The Cape Kitchen is the restaurant I always recommend to my airbnb guests when they visit Surf Beach. I know they will always have a wonderful experience dinging there - great food - excellent service - and the restaurant is set in the most stunning surroundings. This visit was for me and my partner as a special treat and it was wonderful!

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JJ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic dining experience. Food was amazing (as was the ocean view from every table. Only small negative is the acoustics in the large open dining area. It can get very noisy during peak periods. Service was friendly and efficient. Would definitely return next time we are in the area.

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r
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! Our waiter was very helpful and the food was outstanding.

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AW
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food... enough variety for most tastes..
The staff are awesome, friendly engaging local young people
The view is amazing

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ME
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

WOW what a fantastic place to dine. The view was sensational as was the food, coffee and staff.
Can't wait to come back.

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AH
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food. Good friendly service. Nice coffee. Great view

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JM
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall, the food, wine and service was top class. A few more vegetarian options would help.

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SS
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My partner and I loved the cape kitchen! It was a perfect was to spend our anniversary!
The views were stunning, the service was great and the food was even better! We cannot wait to come back!

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EH
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely place, fresh seasonal menu well prepared. Friendly service and best of all open on Mondays!!!

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TF
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, beautiful view. Would very happily go there again.

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PD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Spectacular location with an amazing view. Situated on top of a clif with uninterrupted view of Bass Straight
Food was excellent quality and tasty
The staff and service was also 5 star
Great place for lunch

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TP
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The view was fabulous. The food was great and the family enjoyed themselves. Great way to spend the saturday afternoon.

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AB
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was absolutely amazing and made my 1 year anniversary with my girlfriend spectacular. The view is stunning. It is fairly expensive but what you pay for is what you get.

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DH
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Cape Kitchen was highly recommended by a friend, and definitely lived up to the hype. The view and fantastic food made for a thoroughly enjoyable breakfast.

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LO
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food was delicious, service excellent and friendly but there were a couple of parties there for lunch so it was very noisy.

Would happily go back - food was delicious!

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N
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A very good restaurant, with a bit of a let down in the fit out and acoustics. The food is very, very good. Great, fresh ingredients. Well presented too. Pace is relaxed (read:borderline slow) so don't be in a hurry. But that's not all bad, just understand that's how it is.

The view from the window tables is outstanding. So from that perspective the atmosphere is wonderful.

It's let's down in two areas. 1. It's noisy. Even with very few people there. Once you are there you can see why straight away - massive area, no soft furnishings to cushion sound - all hard floors, walls and ceilings. The sound bounces around pretty badly. 2. the finish is, frankly, not in keeping with the food, the service OR the view. It feels like they were going for beach house, but it actually ended up as cheap beach cafe fitout. The tables are an horrific cheap white laminate, so they should have used table cloths (or given the tables are ply wood, and unfinished plywood top layer would have look better). And the base of the tables don't help that look. The chairs look like an attempt at relaxed beach/driftwood. But they look poor. And the odd cream coloured walls, rather than a really pale grey or plain white looks slightly dirty and dated.

I still recommend the place. It's great. But the strange choice of fitout is REALLY odd and just not in keeping. Enough that we really noticed it. And the lack of sound control would be a serious issue at a busy time.

Still worth going, the service and food are wonderful. Just go there knowing these things.

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W
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved our breakfast at The Cape Kitchen, the staff offer excellent service and awesome food and being able to watch the crashing waves and sea views just topped off our experience. We will be back!

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LJ
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stunning views with food to match. Would go back in a heart beat

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J
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I found the salads to be a little pricey and a little big but the meal on a whole was sensational. The flavors were to die for but they paled in comparison to the garnishing. I had the duck that could have been quite dull to look at but the garnishing with the bright orange leeves and the vivid purple flowers that also tasted great just stole the whole show.
It as a fantastic meal in a beautiful setting with spectacular service.
Thank you.

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DH
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The views are incredible and the food is delicious and not over the top expensive. Highly recommended 👍

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LP
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Loved everything about our experience at Cape Kitchen

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