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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Milkshakes and great service

Anthony was his normal happy, helpful self when I took my little girl in today for a good old fashion double chocolate malted milkshake. Atmosphere is always comfortable here.....

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Greg L
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Melbourne, Australia
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Ballarat, Australia
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

So we pop in to this lovely ballarat cafe quite offten and find it to be warm, welcoming and delicious everytime. The staff are professional, friendly and knowledgable and the food is delicious. We've had breakfasts, brunches and lunches here and high tea, all fabulous. Must mention that the chai latte is also one of the best we've ever had!... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have been here many times. And it's ok. This time we went there for breakfast. Do not waste your money our bill was over $100. The eggs were almost hard boiled not poached. Looked like they had been pre cooked. This was on 2 meals not just a one off. I asked for a change in the menu and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Anthony was his normal happy, helpful self when I took my little girl in today for a good old fashion double chocolate malted milkshake. Atmosphere is always comfortable here.....

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

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