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Eclectic tastes

2 Burnbank street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Ranked #95 of 211 Restaurants in Ballarat
Price range: $8 - $24
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Coffee Shop, Eclectic
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: A funky retro Café/Bistro boasting five rooms deckedout with junk shop treasures. Breakfast and lunch offers an Asian inspired menu.9am Monday- Friday.8am Saturday and Sunday
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  • English first
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English first
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Eclectic Tastes should be on every foodie's to do list. They offer a small, but unique menu and every time I have eaten there it has been delicious. The atmosphere is great - the use of vintage and retro furniture and crockery really adds to the vibe of the place. Only downside is they are usually shut for January which... More 

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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I have been here before for coffee and cake and it was lovely, but there main meals leave a lot to be desired. I had dumplings which were not cooked properly with a red coleslaw that had not been drained properly and was bleeding over the plate into the three tiny dumplings. There was no thought in presentation, but to... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Grossly overpriced for basically lamb & lettuce on a dry, plain wrap like what you buy at the supermarket

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Great coffee, juice that leaves you feeling better in an instance, best bacon sandwich and breakfast around the lake, plus I never leave not having laughed or cried from laughing such great welcoming and funny staff. Always so many things to look at and it's great for work or pleasure.

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Ballarat, Australia
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Pretty disappointed with service, food & coffees. Took about an hour to receive our soup, coffee was extremely weak, service was nothing to rave about, not even an apology on the delay of our simple lunch? Walked away very disappointed.

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Geelong, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We've been here a couple of times now, and its definitely on our radar whenever we are in the area. Great ambience, great coffee, great menu, and as for the evil nibbles ... wonderful. A very restful vista of the marble orchard across the road.

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Creswick, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Eclectic by name and nature. Love this place as the coffee is always good. The menu moves around a bit, which we love, but if the steak sandwich is on, get it!! A funky little place that doesn't take itself too seriously.

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Donald, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My mother and I went here for lunch recently and were very disappointed with service and food. The waitress seemed very vague and didnt get the order right. Food was very average.

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Dongguan, China
Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I popped into Eclectic Cafe for breakfast and found the food and coffee very good. Whilst a little way out of the town it offers plenty of free parking. The decor is certainly quirky and offers a enjoyable ambiance.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Went here with my partner the other day and found the waiters to be really snarly and rude.. coffee and food are ok but over-priced. Location is a bit out of the way and not very atmospheric. Sorry but was hoping for something a bit more down to earth...

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Additional Information about Eclectic tastes

Address: 2 Burnbank street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Phone Number: 0353399252
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 24
Cuisine: Asian, Coffee Shop, Eclectic

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