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The Turret Cafe and Catering

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Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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802 Sturt St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5334 4744
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Attracted by the look and feel of the shop while searching for a cafe for tea. Walked in and was attracted by the smell of coffee and also the amount of crowd it has! Ordered the macadamia nut and lemon cake.. Very nice, interesting texture... With a pastry base, lemon fillings and macadamia nuts on top.. Tasted good with the... More 

Thank Gnoskcoy
Management response:

Thanks !!! Happy that you enjoyed, we all love what we do. Cheers Carmel More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Accidental tourist... stopped on way to Art Gallery on a beautiful Sunday morning. Very good food! Would recommend.

Thank faye d
Management response:

Thankyou to the accidental tourist for accidently finding us, we look foward to seeing you again. Cheers Carmel More 

Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my friends stopped by here for brunch when we were on our way to The Grampians on a Sunday. The cafe was quite busy. We ordered mushroom soup, berry pancakes and English breakfast and we love all of them. Hearty food, good service.

Thank Meryl L
Management response:

Fantastic review !!!! Thank-you, and we hope to see you all again. Cheers Carmel & the Turret team, More 

Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chose this place randomly for lunch from reviews on TripAdvisor. The staff were very nice, service very quick and the small dining room lovely, with its heritage features. The meals were very good. There are tables outside with umbrellas if the weather permits. A big bonus for those non locals, who dont have spare change for all the parking meters... More 

Thank worktoride
Management response:

Thankyou !!!! Very happy that you enjoyed. Cheers Carmel More 

Adelaide, Australia
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116 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had breakfast here both mornings of our stay and their food is really good and the prices are very reasonable. Coffee very good

Thank char5656
Management response:

Thank-you for choosing to share your holiday with us, we appreciate your great review. Cheers Carmel & the Turret crew More 

Ballarat, Australia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy breakfast and lunch. Brilliant cakes and slices made with love. Tasty delicious and full of the old fashioned goodness.

Thank genmartin22
Management response:

Thankyou !!!!! Wow !!!! So happy you enjoyed .Cheers Carmel More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had breakfast here this morning and it was delicious! Our hotel manager recommended this bistro and we were so glad we visited. We ordered 2 full breakfasts and 2 poached eggs on toast. Everything was delicious and bought locally.

Thank Caroline M
Management response:

Hi Caroline Thankyou!! Glad you enjoyed your Breakfast & yes all our ingredients are sourced locally & then cooked with that little bit of extra love Cheers Carmel & the Turret team More 

Bairnsdale, Australia
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100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cafe is in a beautiful old building, and unlike many other businesses in old buildings, the owners here have kept the beautiful interior intact. Really lovely, comfortable and elegant. The service was good, friendly and efficient and the food was excellent. Good portion sizes with a decent sized salad on the side. Wish we had made it to the... More 

Thank Shannon M
Management response:

Hi Shannon Thankyou!! , very happy that you enjoyed your meal, we too truly appreciate & feel very privileged to be the custodian of this beautiful building Cheers Carmel More 

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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located in Sturt Street and just down from the ballarat base hospital, makes it the perfect location to eat when in the area. Fabulous home made food and great coffee. It's always busy, sometimes you need to reserve a table, but plenty of food options to take away. Always a pleasure to visit in Ballarat.

Thank Bellalubliss
Management response:

Thankyou, very happy that you enjoyed Cheers Carmel & the team More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 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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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, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 802 Sturt St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5334 4744

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