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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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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great cosy atmosphere with great staff

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
DavisFamilyx4
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Bendigo, Australia
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Bendigo, Australia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
48 helpful votes 48 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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195 reviews 195 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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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Ballarat, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

The Turret is an excellent cafe! This cafe actually makes its own cesear salad dressing, instead of squeezing it out of a bottle like most places. The cos lettuce is crunchy fresh, the bacon and croutons crisp and not greasy. Perfectly poached egg atop, and can request anchovies. Love it. Regularly enjoy their soup of the day too. Today it... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

A group of six recently visited for breakfast. We regularly visit different venues for breakfast and had never visited The Turret before. Service started well - offered a drink while being seated. Other members of our group arrived shortly after and they were also offered a drink. After about 10 minutes or so we were ready to order our breakfast.... More 

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Gippsland, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Great atmosphere for breakfast, lunch, coffee, cakes. They have a great catering service as well. The owner frequents front of house and is a gem! Forget counting calories and head straight for the cake counter.

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Melbourne, Australia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Easy parking on side street, and great food. I've had the raspberry/ banana something bread twice and it's incredible. Good coffee and fast service. Never had an issue here.

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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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