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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
(03) 5334 4744
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always find the staff attentive and friendly. Food top-notch, very tasty breaky and great coffee. Have also had lovely lunch here. Only downside, being a small eatery it's sometimes difficult to get a table.

Thank CountryChic17
Ballarat, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

I love the cakes, biscuits and slices here, great variety and always a few different ones. I can highly recommend if you are looking for somewhere to have coffee and cake. Go for the lemon and macadamia cake!!!!

Thank Julie D
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Cappuccino too cold. Waiter delivered coffee and left without getting breakfast order. Then had to call for a person to take my order. Maybe if the place was busy I could understand but there were more staff than customers. Breakfast was average at best poached eggs over cooked and oven roasted tomatoes not.

1 Thank Peter C
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

We were just driving down the Sturt Street looking for somewhere for a coffee and spied this place. Looked good from the outside and busy on the inside. Thought we were just going to have coffee, but ended up with scrambled eggs, pizza and soup! All was good and came quickly. Staff very friendly.

Thank Day_3366
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294 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

On a really cold, wet Ballarat day this place was so welcoming! Crowded, clearly a lot of regulars, with a nice cosy little fire. They keep the breakfast menu going until after 2pm, so I had a stack of roesti, smoked salmon, avocado, rocket with a perfectly cooked poached egg on top. It was perfect! My partner had the pie,... More 

Thank Fiona H
Melbourne, Australia
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65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We stopped in for a quick bite to eat, they were nice enough to accommodate us when the kitchen was going to close for meals in the next 10 minutes. My husband had a Gluten Free breakfast and was really happy with the meal, while I had the Steak sandwich, again really nice, the proportions were very generous. We both... More 

Thank Ann0777
Ballarat, Australia
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Busy café with great staff, coffee and food. Stopped in for coffee and cake and loved it. Will definitely be back for a meal. Great service. Lovely atmosphere,. Brim full of folks all enjoying the experience.

Thank Barry N
Ballarat, Australia
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

The Turret is a wonderful venue. The surroundings are sophisticated Victorian, very appropriate for Ballarat. The food is always great and the cakes and biscuits are wonderful. There are no better cakes in Ballarat, and probably not in Melbourne. The love and care put into the preparation of the cakes shines through! The staff are most efficient and very welcoming.... More 

Thank EJoyceC007
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

The food here is excellent, above the average in Ballarat. Always a preference for a weekend breakfast/Lunch. I know we will keep coming here for years to come

Thank Michael K
Pomonal, Australia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Our trips to Ballarat usually mean a trip to The Turret for lunch - the staff are always friendly and helpful, the food and coffee lovely and the specials board usually has a couple of surprises. Just wish that there was a lighter lunch option sometimes -maybe a smaller bowl of pasta or the like.

Thank Polgram

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 802 Sturt St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat
  • Phone Number: (03) 5334 4744

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