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Europa Cafe

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411 Sturt St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5331 2486
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waited over 30 minutes for 2 coffees and a pot of tea. Coffee was very average. Will not be returning.

Thank Rachel T
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

The atmosphere was pleasant with large windows to view one of the main streets where a gazebo and statue stood. The weather was cold, but the warmth of the place hit you as you entered the cafe. The staff were friendly and attentive. Our orders arrived quickly and were cooked to perfection. Gluten free options are available which was a... More 

Thank Kiceanna
Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Decided to pop into the Europa Cafe for a quick breakfast before heading back to Melbourne. Ordered the French toast and was not disappointed. Just amazing. Nice big size, and who would have thought bacon and maple syrup go together!! Delicious. Seating was nice and roomy, so you don't feel other customers are sitting at your table. Service was a... More 

Thank Winther76
Ballarat, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely love this awesome family business. The coffees and hot chocolates are made to perfection, the service is always friendly and efficient, and the food is just delicious - I always leave with a full belly and a smile on my face. Can't wait to visit again.

Thank 28steel
Hobart, Australia
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Stopped for coffee and brunch. Coffee is good, staff are friendly and proficient and the food was good - nice menu at prices that represent reasonable value for money. I had a very nice chicpea, vegetable, poached egg,yogurt and dukka thing that was great - very tasty and ok serving size. Menu is quite extensive catering to all tastes I... More 

Thank Janine P
Ballarat, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Back to the cafe we have always loved in Ballarat and they delivered again. Breakfast at Europa has been a tradition for a few years now. Breaky Panini and the Moroccan Vegout were stand outs and the service was terrific. Great coffee and plenty of space. Didn't feel rushed or cramped like some places. Another terrific start to a great... More 

Thank surfnthemenu
Ballarat, Australia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We went for lunch on Saturday, and although the food was lovely the service was terrible. We had to go and find a menu, and eventually ordered at the counter as the staff ignored us. It took 30 minutes for our lunch to arrive, and no cutlery. Our drinks also didn't come. This is the second time we have had... More 

Thank LeanneN123
Wangaratta, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

We drop through Ballarat only once a year or so but the highlight for this old geyser is lunch at the Europa cafe in Sturt street. They bake three different breads in their kitchen and deciding which one to have toasted with my poached eggs and bacon is always the hardest part. Their eggs are done beautifully but I must... More 

Thank bigfish453
Melbourne, Australia
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110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

A random catch up with friend in this cafe, but enjoyed the nice tea and desert in a cold afternoon. Cafe itself is quite stylish but not over decorated. The staff is nice and friendly and make sure all the customers been looked after well. We ordered nice lemon tart, very fresh and tasty. Price is reasonable. Ordered a ice... More 

Thank KiviZhang
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Called into Europa while passing through Ballarat last weekend. Everyone was very happy with their breakfast and the coffee was great. Staff were very helpful and efficient will definitely be back to try the yummy looking cakes.

Thank oliviarose788

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 411 Sturt St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5331 2486

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