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43 Bridge Mall, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
61353312683
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating

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  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Busy and popular but ordinary food and service

Best for take out. Food here is fast and ordinary. Canteen style and mostly Bain Marie food choices. Plenty of staff and plenty busy. Not quality or quantity. just fast take out

2 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Barry N
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Ballarat, Australia
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Ballarat, Australia
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best for take out. Food here is fast and ordinary. Canteen style and mostly Bain Marie food choices. Plenty of staff and plenty busy. Not quality or quantity. just fast take out

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Thank Barry N
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Have eaten here a number of times and customer service has deteriorated considerably. Food has always been overpriced but quick, friendly service has kept us coming back, unfortunately this will no longer be the case.

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Thank Sandi B
brisbane
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88 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had breakfast here recently and the staff and food were fantastic. We arrived at 1140 and breakfast cut off at 1130 but the lovely wait lady said it was no problem and that she would wind back the clock. We had found that although Ballarat was not a country town anymore it had a real country town 'what can... More 

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Thank snowy71
Ballarat, Australia
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282 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I have been going for cappacinos at the Capri, for as long as I can remember and believe its proprietors were the first to introduce espresso and cappicinos into Ballarat somewhere near the middle of last century. They introduced quality Italian cakes and light lunches and also adapted Aussie favourites into their offerings. I confess my Dad, used to have... More 

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Thank fional943
Ballarat, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

we went there yesterday and my husband ordered a bowl of chips with gravy.The old waitress was very rude and looked irritated.She did not say anything wrong ,but her body language was wrong.Absolutely racism.Put the bowl on table loudly as we are in a prison.I was going to talk to the owner,but my husband thought it would be too much.So... More 

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Thank Nusrat N
Portland
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Wife ordered Burger with no sauce....came with sauce...waitress took it back but what returned was same burger where they attempted to scrape off the sauce... burger was now Luke warm and tomato had sauce on it....bun was soggy...when mentioned what the problem was all she got was a sorry

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Thank Richard S
cmoussi, Owner at Capri Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Richard We apologise for the service you received at The Capri. Please be assured that we take full responsibility for our mistakes and will be treating your feedback with priority. Please come and see us again and we will gladly refund you your money for the burger. Please ask to speak to the manager. Best regards The Capri Cafe... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

The Capri Café has been an icon in Ballarat for decades. I was feeling nostalgic enough to have lunch there today. What a mistake! The food was terrible! A soggy chicken and avocado filo with mushy filling and a bad flavour was what was delivered. At $13.95 I was expecting it to be fresh and not just reheated in a... More 

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Thank Placita
Perth, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Great spot for a coffee and a snack. Can remeber going as a kid and still feels the same. Very clean and good staff. Food was quick and coffee was great.

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Thank watto42
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

The staff here are lovely and the chips are fantastic! It's a little pricey,but I'll gladly pay for the wonderful service I received!

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Thank Maddy B
Melbourne
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2009

What a find! Café Capri in the Bridge Mall was simply a delight. A warm cosy atmosphere complemented with efficient and friendly service. The heated courtyard at the rear of the café was perfect!! I am looking forward to our next trip to Ballarat - both to visit the gorgeous town, and to eat at the Capri again. Such a... More 

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  • Address: 43 Bridge Mall, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat
  • Phone Number: 61353312683

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