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“Not Ballys standard!”

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JB's Cafe Ballantynes Timaru
Ranked #24 of 70 Restaurants in Timaru
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Not Ballys standard!”
Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Ballantynes in Timaru is a great place to shop. The service is some of the best in town.
The food at the cafe is good . But they need to train the staff to smile!! I love their coffee and go back just for that . But the staff make me feel I am wasting their time. Such a pity

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Kathy O
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English first
Timaru, New Zealand
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great service and cabinet food”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

Often meet here with a small group for coffee and cake and have occasionally had lunch here. Beautiful fresh food, fast service and great coffee.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Fran1628
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Timaru
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Reliable Cafe”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

We often pop into JB's for a sneaky coffee and scone and always get good service in what has turned out to be a very popular little cafe. It is well positioned in the top part of Ballantynes with a view to the street or a few paces away from it's kitchenware/giftware department. You can browse while you're waiting for your very good coffee. The food always looks appealing and is competitively priced (except the carrot cake!!). We'll still go there though.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank tanpic
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Timaru, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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“Cosy”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

After shopping dowstairs itis nice to pop upstairs for a coffee or lunch, before looking at all the goodies in there to buy. Wonderful shop.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Phyllis B
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Cafe in nice shop”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Very busy cafe in Ballantynes variety store especially just before Christmas with lots of shoppers and cafe users but still good friendly service, good coffee and wide range of food even though it was mid afternoon. Tables clean and tidy - clearly a place to go even if not shopping in the main store. Have tried other cafes in Timaru and this one is one of the best for service, coffee and food selection - good for blokes to chill out while others browse! Excellent men's clothing section! Recommend cheese rolls - a South Island special.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank John B
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