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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, 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
Amazing breakfast and coffee

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Cheryl K
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Ballarat, Australia
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Ballarat, Australia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The cafe was buzzing with patrons when we arrived for lunch yesterday, being Easter Monday. We were prompted seated and our drink order was taken immediately. The staff were very friendly and welcoming from the outset. The coffees arrived, but they were too hot. Once it cooled down, you could taste the coffee blend. It was very good. The soy... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Visited on Good Friday, late in the day and not long before closing. The staff could not have been more welcoming and attentive. We had savoury scones with house made relish and words fail me (and they usually don't!) for how good they were. Exellent sweet treats and coffee followed.

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
135 reviews 135 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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  • Address: 802 Sturt Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat
  • Phone Number: (03) 5334 4744

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