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The Turret Cafe and Catering

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802 Sturt Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
(03) 5334 4744
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Warm welcome on a cold Ballarat day

Stopped at The Turret for coffee this morning; hadn't been there before. Will definitely have this Cafe on our list to visit as often as possible. Very yummy pancakes with lemon butter and Ice cream for me and Croissants with jam and butter for Hubby ... and excellent coffee. Extremely busy cafe... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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Stawell
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

I've been here a number of times, and when I first starting coming here it was fantastic, but last few visits not as good. Ordered Eggs Benedict, which is something I order regularly at cafes, but haven't had here before. Yolks almost solid, apart from the teeniest amount of goo in the centre. More like a boiled egg than a... More 

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Stawell
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Stopped at The Turret for coffee this morning; hadn't been there before. Will definitely have this Cafe on our list to visit as often as possible. Very yummy pancakes with lemon butter and Ice cream for me and Croissants with jam and butter for Hubby ... and excellent coffee. Extremely busy cafe and I can see why. Service, staff and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The cafe is gorgeous, in a great spot and accessible. The food options were very impressive (especially in the area of Gluten free) and the service was fantastic. I could not leave without also getting some of the jam and gluten free florentines. Can't wait to go back.

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Ballarat, Australia
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Decided we needed a coffee and cake and TheTurret Cafe was looking good to us. Great coffee and the carrot cake were divine and one can get half serves too, which is always nice as servings can be way too big. The charming gent that served us was exceptional. This is a great place with good service and menu choices.... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I often stop by here for coffee and lunch on business trips and the meals are always excellent with a constantly varied menu. The staff are friendly and efficient. I have regularly ordered lunch catering from here and it is always fresh, well presented and well priced. They have made a great space out of the old building right on... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I Often have to stay in Ballarat on business & love having breakfast at the Turret cafe. Right on the main drag, it has a welcoming atmosphere & is very cosy in winter. The eggs Benedict are a favourite. Food is good & always well presented.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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101 reviews 101 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Had breakfast here in this busy centrally located on main street cafe obvious by the turrets on the buildng hence the name. Good variety of food available as well as items to purchase to take away, coffee of good standard, service friendly and food tasty and lots of variety on menu. Busy cafe and although a bit on the pricy... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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230 reviews 230 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The Turret is a pretty cool little cafe. Very relaxed atmosphere, great coffees and nice loungey area to enjoy a quiet chat with a friend. Their food was prepared on site and delicious. Nice pastries, sandwiches and rolls, as well as focaccias and more. It's wonderful to see such a lovely atmospheric cafe in the historic Ballarat Fire Brigade building!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We were told about this restaurant and thought we would try it ,the food was delicious and reasonable priced . The staff were very welcoming and looked after us , we will definately go back there next time we pass through Ballarat .iIts not far from the hospital and it was a welcome relief from there and to be greeted... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This was the worst breakfast the wife and I have had last 15 year since we have been traveling The wife had toast it was dry and hard she didn't eat it I had a omelet and I thing they forgot to put eggs in it bloody terrible.As for one of the best restaurants in Ballarat it is far from... More 

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  • Address: 802 Sturt Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat
  • Phone Number: (03) 5334 4744

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