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Eclectic tastes

2 Burnbank street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
0353399252
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Ranked #60 of 201 restaurants in Ballarat
Price range: $8 - $24
Cuisines: Asian, Coffee Shop, Eclectic
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Good for: Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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
Donald, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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174 reviews 174 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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melbourne
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Daylesford, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Lovely for lunch! Delicious and different menus and fun decor down to the story book menus. Friendly staff - worth popping in.

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Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Eclectic Taste is a delightful, quirky place to eat but don't be fooled by the name! The food here is always delicious, different and beautifully prepared. The service is exceptionally professional and the atmosphere throughout this dear little restaurant is relaxing with its' small rooms plus a room that can seat 10-12 patrons. Every meal I have had here,either lunch... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

One of Ballarat's hidden secrets. Cleverly decorated, unique menus plus delicious food and coffee. We received our menu from a very friendly waitress which was in a children's book (pictured) I selected a orange couscous with fruit and natural yogurt. It was something incredibly different for me to order I'm definitely normally an egg on toast person but this was... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

The decor is quirky and you'll spend a lot of time saying things like, "Old Aunty had that...Remember". The delightful menu covers are made from little old Golden Book covers - Little Red Caboose etc. very sweet. There's lot of kitsch to look at while you wait for your yummy meal to be delivered. The food is terrific and the... More

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Ballarat, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012 via mobile

I love the food in this quirky little eatery. Faves would be the pork & water chestnut dumplings (more filling than they look) and the divine lemon curd muffins. Not together, obviously ;-) Coffee is pretty good though occasionally milk is too hot. My only cautionary note would be that at peak times it can get crowded and excessively noisy... More

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Ballarat
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We went to Eclectic Tastes for the first time today, hoping against hope that breakfast would still be on. Alas, the rule that says you can't have a breakfast item after a certain time operates here - why is that? So we had coffee and then decided on the moroccan lamb for lunch, mainly because the pomegranate molasses sounded interesting,... More

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Maryborough, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

My husband and I enjoyed a coffee here some time ago and loved it so much we decided to come back for lunch this week. The cafe is delightfully quirky, all mismatched chairs tables etc. Lots of interesting things on the walls to read and look at. Our food was AMAZING. We both had the steak sandwiches. Yummo. However, this... More

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