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Eclectic tastes

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Coffee Shop, Asian, Eclectic
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2 Burnbank street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
0353399252
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8:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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Good for:
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    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
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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28 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ballarat, Australia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Ballarat
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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
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4 reviews 4 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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 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
214 reviews 214 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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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: Coffee Shop, Asian, Eclectic

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?