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The Turret Cafe and Catering

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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802 Sturt St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5334 4744
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108 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food but I think these days service with a smile is very important too. Not sure if I would return or not.

Thank Nina L
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
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94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A booking had been made, however there was not a table reserved when we arrived, so luckily there was one spare table. The menu is your standard fare of sandwiches, wraps, pasta, pizza, steak sandwich, pork sliders, dips & salads. Nothing original or special. There is a good selection of cakes and slices. The running joke was how many times... More 

Thank Kathy S
Ballarat, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Regular visitors. Service is always great, food tasty and coffee very good. Cakes are fresh, well presented and delicious. Highly recommend.

Thank jbreen2
Management response:

Thankyou !!!! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had breakfast there today, and the menu was plentiful with lots of Gluten free options and vegetarian options as well. the staff were very attentive and were great when we asked about the ingredients in some of the food we were ordering. The food come out to us in fast time, and the coffee is great as well. We... More 

Thank spency51
Management response:

Thankyou !!!! We look forward to hopefully seeing you again next time your in Ballarat Cheers Carmel More 

Ballarat, Australia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

I decided to pop in for a coffee and cake one day, the building looks very interesting from outside and it looks like an upmarket place. I got pleasantly surprised with the excellent service and great coffee and food. The staff are very proffessional and always asking if everything is to your liking. I would recommend this place to people,... More 

Thank MaikkiVIc
Management response:

Thankyou We too are pleased that you popped in & hopefully we see you again soon Cheers Carmel More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Yum yum yum. Had brunch here and chose from their extensive breakfast menu. I had a potato rosti stack with eggs, smoked salmon, avacado, rocket and hollandaise sauce. It was Gluten free for those that are interested and it was delish. Thinking of going back again tomorrow for another one. They had your usual breakfast stuff as well as the... More 

Thank squealing p
Management response:

Thankyou for your review, our breakfast menu & especially the breakfast stack certainly is a winner & a great one for all our Gluten free friends Cheers Carmel More 

Ballarat, Australia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Very nice for an afternoon tea with coffee. If you go for lunch or breakfast, I recommend the pulled pork sliders.

Thank VioletCotsell
Management response:

Thanks Violet Cheers from all at the Turret More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Classy looking room, lovely staff and a really delicious breakfast. We had the Big country breakfast and the breakfast stack and both were excellent. The eggs on the stack were poached just right.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Management response:

Thankyou Glad that you enjoyed Cheers Carmel More 

Ballarat, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Have been here many times, I am a coffee snob, this coffee is quite average. All cakes made on premises - delicious! Lemon Macadamia, Orange Syrup, Chocolate Mousse Roll & a Breakfast Muffin- served warm with butter - are to die for! Yo-Yo's and the traditional Florentines are also a favourite. Cafe always presented well, staff friendly and always jump... More 

Thank Sam_ZB210
Management response:

Thanks Sam Glad you enjoyed our cakes & we look forward to seeing you again soon , please let us know how you prefer your coffee and we will endeavor to please. Cheers Carmel More 

Townsville, Australia
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Went there for breakfast, both the food and coffee was amazing! I had the pancake stack and loved every minute of it, plus my latte was incredible.

Thank Simone D
Management response:

Thanks Simone We most certainly appreciate your great review & hoping that you enjoyed your time in Ballarat Cheers Carmel More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 802 Sturt St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5334 4744

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