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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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Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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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
Lazy winter lunch

My friend and I went here for lunch on a very cold winter's day in Ballarat and it was really, really nice. Service was excellent - we had to wait no time for a food menu and our drinks order to be taken. The range of food was amazing and to make it even better they do all day breakfast!... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My friend and I went here for lunch on a very cold winter's day in Ballarat and it was really, really nice. Service was excellent - we had to wait no time for a food menu and our drinks order to be taken. The range of food was amazing and to make it even better they do all day breakfast!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Always enjoy a lovely coffee and a bite to eat. Tina, your food is exquisite. Carmel, you are lovely and so is your staff.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The Turret from my understanding makes all their own cakes, food etc. and it is lovely! Coffee is always well made, but burnt and the food has always been fresh and delightful (not covered in butter). For some reason I find a lot of cafes in Ballarat soak everything in butter but this place knows how to cook their food... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

We used to go here for a late lunch with no issues, however we went at 2:30 today (on a Friday) and were given a menu called ""afternoon snacks menu". When we asked for the lunch menu (because we always order from this), we were told that it was too late for lunch and we could only order items off... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My husband and i eat here twice a month ss we drive through to Robe SA. Every meal has been excellent but not our last visit. My lamb was tough, on a bed of cous cous and little else. Took forever to come and wanting to have a sweet had to get up and order at counter. When leaving ,... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The Turret is often frequented by MAMIL's after their strenuous ride on the weekend where they obstruct traffic on the Western Highway by riding four abreast! Need I say more? Has that people from Wendouree Parade only aura.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I really like this place. The building is architecturally interesting, as the name suggests. There are inside or street tables. The cafe is clean and bright, the staff friendly and efficient. I went with a group and everyone enjoyed their meals. We were there for lunch and there was a decent variety of salads, pizza, sandwiches, cakes, biscuits , etc.... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We often have Breakfast here on a weekend. The food is freshly cooked to your liking. The coffee always lovely and hot as well. Staff always courteous and friendly. Service is always with a smile. Even the owner will come and chat and ask how your meal was. You certainly don't get that in other places. Keep up the great... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I ordered the country breakfast; two poached eggs, bacon, mushrooms, sausages on soar dough bread and the order came with a chutney and freshly squeezed orange juice - It was magnificent. Lovely friendly staff, relaxing atmosphere. I will go there again next time I'm passing through.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

My two friend's and I met for Mother's day lunch and very disappointed with the service and meals. We all ordered ginger beers for drinks which my two friends were served first with a glass.I was given a bottle and asked if I'd like a glass????? One friend ordered a quiche which was barely an inch high, the other ordered... More 

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

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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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