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The Unicorn Ballarat

) #49 of 258 Restaurants in Ballarat $$ - $$$ Cajun & Creole, Cafe,
131 Sturt St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5338 7312
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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7:00 am - 4:00 pmAll hours
Cajun & Creole, Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
131 Sturt St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Reviewed today via mobile

We regret not reading the reviews before walking in here and were fooled by it being busy and assumed it was good. Like many other reviews we unfortunately had really bad service and disappointing meals. Numerous tables that were seating after us had their orders...More

Thank kmac_aus
Reviewed July 4, 2017

I recently revisited The Unicorn to grab a coffee. Despite only ordering a simple takeaway flatwhite, I had to wait about 15 minutes in a near empty café because the service was so. slow. After placing my order for something that takes a couple of...More

1  Thank OzzeeTravla
Reviewed June 30, 2017

This is an interesting old restaurant with nice decor but there were some issues that if corrected could lift it to a good place. Small details such as the empty sugar containers and a concern that the place might not be as clean as it...More

1  Thank Oldjack
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

Went there for a brunch and would go back for the banana salted caramel smoothie alone, absolutely delicious with dates and cashew butter in it! Our eggs benedict was nice, could of done with some more hollandaise and maybe better bread. We also had the...More

Thank wanderlust_millie
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

What a quaint and quirky cafe in the heart of ballarat - friendly staff and decide to keep you looking around - the coffee came out hot as did the food which was delicious with a twist - it was great to see the use...More

Thank Darren C
Reviewed May 24, 2017

Had a business lunch here today. I ate the mushrooms with polenta (as pictured). It was bland and tasteless, with absolutely no seasoning or spice. Polenta should be cooked with salt - the chef not know this? Visually appealing, but unsatisfying. My colleague had fish...More

Thank ExperiencedOz
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Great food, simple meals done very very well. Would definitely go back to try more. They obviously care about making good coffee and it shows. Relaxed atmosphere made for a pleasant Saturday lunch.

Thank pdapico
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

We did a quick stopover in Ballarat for lunch during our Easter trip to Halls Gap on a Thursday. Was wonderfully surprised by the great coffee, presentations of the food and friendly staff. The staff even offered to help pay for our meter parking too!...More

Thank TheDiscipler
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

The unicorn Ballarat is number 11 on best cafes in the area for a reason. I am sure that the list stops at number 11 because nothing could possibly be worse than this establishment. To begin, the owner is entitled and rude and pushes through...More

2  Thank chl0edavies
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Healthy and tastey ingredients in our breakfasts abs smoothies to energise us for exploring Ballarat!

Thank SarahWilsdMelbourne
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $15
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Sturt St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5338 7312
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