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Eclectic tastes

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2 Burnbank street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
0353399252
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating
Good for: Dining on a budget, Special occasions
Description: A funky retro Café/Bistro boasting five rooms deckedout with junk shop...
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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  • 16
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Funky Old Shop turned Cafe, good coffee and good food. Attentive Service.

From my reviews, you can see I travel a lot in country VIC for business. This means I encounter ALL types and rate accordingly. A fish and chip in one shop town that does a decent job is better than good where something in say Ballarat has a higher bar. Eclectic Tastes caught my eye when... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
AustraliaFamilyMan
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Australia
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Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

From my reviews, you can see I travel a lot in country VIC for business. This means I encounter ALL types and rate accordingly. A fish and chip in one shop town that does a decent job is better than good where something in say Ballarat has a higher bar. Eclectic Tastes caught my eye when driving by and after... More 

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Thank AustraliaFamilyMan
Malvern, Australia
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Really attractively decorated, staff friendly & helpful. Yummy muffins & very good coffee. Will be coming back for a meal, the menu was interesting & what we saw on other people's plates looked good, especially the dumplings. A good combination of sweet treats & savoury food available. The reasons for not giving 5 stars are that breakfast (which looked great... More 

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Thank Helen B
Ballarat, Australia
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Quirky cafe that serves great coffee and cake. The outdoor tables are great on a warm day and the service is always good.

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Thank Kim W
Melbourne, Australia
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78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Quirky interior (check out the disposable glass lights) belies excellent coffee and a solid mix of food and sweets.

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Thank cpearce2
Melbourne, Australia
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98 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Have never been here before but had heard good reports and we were no disappointed. Friendly staff. The coffee was good as was the cakes were selected. The meals that were coming out to other patrons looked really good. Will be back for breakfast one day in the near future

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Thank John W
Ballarat, Australia
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Have had lunch here a few times now when we come to Ballarat and each time the food and service has been great Decor is retro, the cafe is clean and the staff are friendly and attentive. The cafe is open for Breakfast and Lunch If you are in Ballarat and looking for somewhere different, you can't go passed Eclectic... More 

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Thank Terry H
Ballarat
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

The juice of the day is the best juice you can have to instantly make you feel better, awesome combo of carrot, orange, Apple and the bitey ginger finish, love the glass jar look cheers to Meg for awesome service...

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Thank Sofia F
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

This cafe is tasty and funky. It's not trying to be anything it's not, and it does great tasting food. It's reliable and consistent and I go quite often.

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1 Thank SkittyMitty
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

The decor @ eclectic rocks. The staff are great. The food wholesome cafe food.. And tasty.. We demolished a late lunch and a glass of wine.. The coffee is great.. Smooth.. The menu covers are recycled golden books..recommend a visit..

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Thank Lylea M
Ballarat, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Went to Eclectic taste on the weekend to celebrate a friends birthday. Five middle aged ladies, hardly any trouble right?. We asked the waiter for a table and thought he said to proceed to the back of the café. We then hear him blurt out in front of a café full of people that we were "f...king rude". How embarrassing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Burnbank street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat
  • Phone Number: 0353399252

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 24
  • Cuisine: Cafe, International, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Special occasions

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
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

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