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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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
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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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 9
    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
Well worth the visit

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... read more

Review collected in partnership with Langham Hotels

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2014
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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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Ballarat, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

By far the best coffee in town.....food is great, especially the breakfast menu and maybe the sticky date pudding. Service is friendly and engaging however, the coffee trumps the lot!

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Ballarat, Australia
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Eclectic Tastes in Ballarat provides exquisite, creative and yes, eclectic, Asian and middle eastern inspired lunches and breakfast. The prices are reasonable (cheap by Melbourne standards) and the service fabulous. The lively, fun and individual staff add to the eclectic charm of this quirky restaurant that is decorated in 50's and 60's kitch style. The wine list features terrific local... More 

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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
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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
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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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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
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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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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: Coffee Shop, International, Asian

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, International, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Dining on a budget

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?