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“Not Ballys standard!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of JB's Cafe Ballantynes Timaru

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JB's Cafe Ballantynes Timaru
314 stafford Street Timaru, Timaru, New Zealand
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Ranked #22 of 44 Restaurants in Timaru
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Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Not Ballys standard!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Ballantynes in Timaru is a great place to shop. The service is some of the best in town.
The food at the cafe is good . But they need to train the staff to smile!! I love their coffee and go back just for that . But the staff make me feel I am wasting their time. Such a pity

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Timaru, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great service and cabinet food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Often meet here with a small group for coffee and cake and have occasionally had lunch here. Beautiful fresh food, fast service and great coffee.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Timaru
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Reliable Cafe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We often pop into JB's for a sneaky coffee and scone and always get good service in what has turned out to be a very popular little cafe. It is well positioned in the top part of Ballantynes with a view to the street or a few paces away from it's kitchenware/giftware department. You can browse while you're waiting for your very good coffee. The food always looks appealing and is competitively priced (except the carrot cake!!). We'll still go there though.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Timaru, New Zealand
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“Cosy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

After shopping dowstairs itis nice to pop upstairs for a coffee or lunch, before looking at all the goodies in there to buy. Wonderful shop.

Visited November 2013
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Cafe in nice shop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Very busy cafe in Ballantynes variety store especially just before Christmas with lots of shoppers and cafe users but still good friendly service, good coffee and wide range of food even though it was mid afternoon. Tables clean and tidy - clearly a place to go even if not shopping in the main store. Have tried other cafes in Timaru and this one is one of the best for service, coffee and food selection - good for blokes to chill out while others browse! Excellent men's clothing section! Recommend cheese rolls - a South Island special.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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