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Sweet Decadence

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318 Sturt Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
(03) 5340 0131
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • 14
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  • 5
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Comfort at the Gallery

This is the cafe that nestles in the corner of the Ballarat art gallery. It is a really welcome addition to the cafe scene. Plenty of covers well spaced, a number of window tables to people watch those passing by. Toilets are just outside the cafe in the art gallery and are really well maintained... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2014
Pamela L
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Romsey, United Kingdom
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

"Sweet Decadence at The Gallery" is the name of this Café that is a venue in it's own right but no doubt benefits from having an additional entry point that is accessible from and located within the Ballarat Art Gallery's foyer. The interior Décor is standard & the ambience sadly was rather dull. Service was somewhat slow considering there was... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
Top Contributor
246 reviews 246 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Located in the shopfront of the Ballarat Art Gallery, Sweet Decadence, never disappoints! Be it the "best iced coffees in the world" topped with designer swirls of dark chocolate, their amazing home baked pastries, fabulous sandwiches, rolls, facaccias, or their truly sweet and decadent cakes. Their coffees are all great, be they my very favourite iced coffee, in suitable weather,... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is the cafe that nestles in the corner of the Ballarat art gallery. It is a really welcome addition to the cafe scene. Plenty of covers well spaced, a number of window tables to people watch those passing by. Toilets are just outside the cafe in the art gallery and are really well maintained and serviced. The cafe offers... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We ended up coming back here for a second meal so we could each try what the other had the previous time. Both the lamb pastie and the steak and red wine pie were delicious, and we bought a jar of the tomato chutney to take home.

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Ballarat, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Love the coffee....we visit regularly and arrive as the most mouth watering scones are removed from the oven! Can highly recommend a raspberry and white chocolate scone washed down with an amazing mocha.

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Penrith, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

In comparison to other local cafes we both felt that while the coffee and tea were nice, the charm that we've been accustomed to wasn't there. The scones and jam were very good, the handmade chocolates a delicious sweet treat so we'd go back again when looking for quite cafe without the hustle and bustle of other venues.

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Sydney, Australia
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134 reviews 134 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Coffee was okay but nothing special. The lemon friand was flavourless and dry. Service wasn't too bad. Good location.

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Good coffee and chocolate! Meal homemade, and nice place. I when here with a new friend. I'm come from italy and i reccomanded to you their coffee. Nice people and in the center of the city along the principal road.

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Australind, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Scones were huge and watched them being baked. Have them with cream and you are in heaven. Coffee excellent and service good. Nice area on sturt street with plenty outside seating. Great local.

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Ballarat, Australia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Positives: delicious jams and chocolates Negatives: expensive food, watery hot chocolate and unprofessional staff speaking about personal lives (hot guys, ugly guys, friends hooking up) in ear shot of customers.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 318 Sturt Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat
  • Phone Number: (03) 5340 0131

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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