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The Turret Cafe and Catering

802 Sturt Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
(03) 5334 4744
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Ranked #16 of 202 restaurants in Ballarat
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We enjoyed the friendly and efficient service, even when the restaurant was busy for breakfast on a Saturday morning. Drinks were quick to arrive and even though the service of main dishes was rather slow, we all finally enjoyed the generous serves - vegetarian breakfast is to be recommended, as is the full breakfast and some very elegant looking eggs... More

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Ballarat, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

This place is always busy and that's a good sign. The staff are brilliant.........very attentive and polite. The service is some of the best I have come across. The food is delicious (cakes are amazing!) and the coffee is excellent. This is definitely one of my favourite places and I highly recommend it to anyone seeking a good meal with... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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270 reviews 270 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

From time to time I find myself in Ballarat for work. I couldn't get a park near the cafe I usually go to but saw this cafe and it looked busy, which is always a good sign. It was lunch and I was able to get a table. There was the regular menu and a daily special menu. I had... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Called in here on our first trip to Ballarat. What a great little find. Food was really good and quick and the service was spot on. Would recommend this one for lunch or just coffee and cake.

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Geelong, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Called in by chance on our first visit to Ballarat. The menu was great with a wide range of options. The vegetarian and country breakfasts were very good indeed. Loved the chive and Parmesan cheese scrambled eggs - some of the best I've tasted. Very good coffee made exactly as we had ordered. Friendly, attentive and efficient service. Pleasant decor... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The food at this place was great, but the service was even better! Knowleadeable and friendly waitstaff that bent over backwards to help with directions and attractions in Ballarat. And the building is pretty cool too!

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

What wouldn't you like here, coffee was strong hard to know what to eat it all looks and sounds so great, staff was helpful and polite even though they seemed to be busy and the decor was a relaxing and inviting, loved the fireplace. Great work

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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Recently found this place and very happy about it.. although my waistline is likely to suffer. Sensational coffee, very friendly staff. Delighted to discover a venue in town not using packet mix hollandaise!!! Recommend this venue for any occasion, small intimate cafe , very popular and difficult to get a table on the weekends so may be worth booking for... More

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Ballarat
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Thanks, relaxing and cosy place to settle in for a coffee and cake, good options for both food and seating (couch, table or outside). Keep it going.

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Accra, Ghana
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117 reviews 117 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

My wife & I had lunch at The Turret on New Year’s Eve 2013 after spending the night in Ballarat & heading back to Adelaide by car. We more or less happened upon it, as we originally planned to have lunch elsewhere, but the other place was closed as it was New Year’s Eve. The Turret is in a restored... More

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