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Eclectic tastes

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2 Burnbank street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Out of towners hoping for a table for 5 on the fly at peak Sunday breakfast time were warmly accommodated by staff despite being run off their feet. Coffee and mug size was fantastic, and surroundings are a visual feast. The breakfast I chose sounded far more romantic on the menu unfortunately, but the other meals ordered on the table... More 

Thank 85gemini
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

I went for lunch today and their food was great. I ordered an okonomiyaki (which is japanese pizza) it was nice the good ratio between sauce and okonomiyaki itself but i dont think the pea go well it and the petit sprout salad was rank. I also ordered ravioli nudi balls and it was so yum. The restaurant decorations is... More 

Thank Noey Natnaree T
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Live down the road, so have been there a few times. Tries too hard to be quirky. Full of 'beautiful" people being beautiful. Food is average, used to be better when they were open for dinner. Now its just a glorified coffee shop. Its ashame, business is up for sale so maybe the new owners will put back some much... More 

Thank USAtraveller020
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149 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Friendly with great food - interesting menu, very well done. I had the basic scrambled eggs and bacon - really beautiful. The menu was much more interesting tho.. a place to go back to and work your way through the menu.

Thank FCarroll18
Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

We enjoy a regular coffee here and an occasional lunch. The coffee is always good and you can swap a book at the same time. The décor is as eclectic as the name with menus in 'little golden book' covers. Worth a visit.

Thank jfmcmahon
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50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

From my reviews, you can see I travel a lot in country VIC for business. This means I encounter ALL types and rate accordingly. A fish and chip in one shop town that does a decent job is better than good where something in say Ballarat has a higher bar. Eclectic Tastes caught my eye when driving by and after... More 

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Malvern, Australia
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Really attractively decorated, staff friendly & helpful. Yummy muffins & very good coffee. Will be coming back for a meal, the menu was interesting & what we saw on other people's plates looked good, especially the dumplings. A good combination of sweet treats & savoury food available. The reasons for not giving 5 stars are that breakfast (which looked great... More 

Thank Helen B
Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Quirky cafe that serves great coffee and cake. The outdoor tables are great on a warm day and the service is always good.

Thank Kim W
Melbourne, Australia
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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Quirky interior (check out the disposable glass lights) belies excellent coffee and a solid mix of food and sweets.

Thank cpearce2
Melbourne, Australia
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62 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Have never been here before but had heard good reports and we were no disappointed. Friendly staff. The coffee was good as was the cakes were selected. The meals that were coming out to other patrons looked really good. Will be back for breakfast one day in the near future

Thank John W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $24
Cafe, International, Australian, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Burnbank street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat
  • Phone Number: 0353399252
A funky retro Café/Bistro boasting five rooms deckedout with junk shop treasures. Breakfast and lunch offers an Asian inspired menu.9am Monday- Friday.8am Saturday and Sunday

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