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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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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this lovely cafe for lunch on a recommendation and was not dissapointed. Very friendly welcome from staff member. We had the pork quiche accompanied by a tasty salad. Tasty. The local wine, scones & coffee were very well received. Will certainly visit again when back in Ballarat.

Thank Rosemary S
Management response:

Hi Rosemary Thankyou & we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Cheers Carmel More 

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101 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic atmosphere with a gas open fire place beautiful lighting. With a small well presented excellent tasting menu. Great service well priced. Only down fall 1 coffee out of 4 was burnt other than that a good experience

Thank peter3030
Management response:

Hi Peter Thankyou for taking the time to review the Turret & we are most certainly pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us, please never hesitate to bring any issues forward that you may have, as we strive to please always. Thankyou once again. The Turret Team More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

A great selection of food with excellent service and a great coffee for a long trip. Definitely make this your stop over in Balarat

Thank Charlie A
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Thanks Charlie More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Mouth watering calamari, good coffee and great service. Prices are affordable and probably on the cheaper side for the quality of food

1 Thank Georgia A
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Thanks Georgia More 

Ballarat, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

This has to be one of the best cafes in Victoria the food is excellent and the coffee is great. Try some of their cakes they are very good you may want 2 it is always busy you may want to book but it is always a sign of a good cafe.)

Thank Phillip B
Management response:

Wow !!! Thanks for the great review More 

Ballarat, Australia
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150 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

What a great find. Yummy cakes and beautiful mochachino. They have a wide range of hot and cold meal options available at reasonable prices. They are open for breakfast daily. There are magazines and newspapers available to read and a open fire look powered by gas to keep you warm Nippon those cold Ballarat days and air conditioning to keep... More 

Thank Baz555
Management response:

Thanks Baz We too are happy that you found us. More 

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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

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 Harmony17
Ballarat, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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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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, Kids, 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?