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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
+61 3 5334 4744
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Ballarat, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I decided to pop in for a coffee and cake one day, the building looks very interesting from outside and it looks like an upmarket place. I got pleasantly surprised with the excellent service and great coffee and food. The staff are very proffessional and always asking if everything is to your liking. I would recommend this place to people,... More 

Thank MaikkiVIc
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Yum yum yum. Had brunch here and chose from their extensive breakfast menu. I had a potato rosti stack with eggs, smoked salmon, avacado, rocket and hollandaise sauce. It was Gluten free for those that are interested and it was delish. Thinking of going back again tomorrow for another one. They had your usual breakfast stuff as well as the... More 

Thank squealing p
Management response:

Thankyou for your review, our breakfast menu & especially the breakfast stack certainly is a winner & a great one for all our Gluten free friends Cheers Carmel More 

Ballarat, Australia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice for an afternoon tea with coffee. If you go for lunch or breakfast, I recommend the pulled pork sliders.

Thank VioletCotsell
Management response:

Thanks Violet Cheers from all at the Turret More 

A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Classy looking room, lovely staff and a really delicious breakfast. We had the Big country breakfast and the breakfast stack and both were excellent. The eggs on the stack were poached just right.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Management response:

Thankyou Glad that you enjoyed Cheers Carmel More 

Ballarat, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here many times, I am a coffee snob, this coffee is quite average. All cakes made on premises - delicious! Lemon Macadamia, Orange Syrup, Chocolate Mousse Roll & a Breakfast Muffin- served warm with butter - are to die for! Yo-Yo's and the traditional Florentines are also a favourite. Cafe always presented well, staff friendly and always jump... More 

Thank Sam_ZB210
Management response:

Thanks Sam Glad you enjoyed our cakes & we look forward to seeing you again soon , please let us know how you prefer your coffee and we will endeavor to please. Cheers Carmel More 

Townsville, Australia
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for breakfast, both the food and coffee was amazing! I had the pancake stack and loved every minute of it, plus my latte was incredible.

Thank Simone D
Management response:

Thanks Simone We most certainly appreciate your great review & hoping that you enjoyed your time in Ballarat Cheers Carmel More 

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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am a local resident and have visited this place many times. The service is always hit and miss and mostly non-existent. You are never sure whether to go to the counter or wait for table service - table staff are just not alert. Again today I went for a coffee with my daughter and no service. Staff seem more... More 

2 Thank WilliamCres
Management response:

Hi William We are sincerely sorry that your experience was not up to standard, please accept my apologies, customer satisfaction is extremely important to us & we take all positive and negative feedback seriously Cheers Carmel More 

Geelong, Australia
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely setting, although seating can feel a bit close together. Food is always fresh and tasty and service is prompt, friendly and efficient. Recommend for a more special occasion rather than just an everyday lunch. Prices slightly higher than other cafes but the food is very good.

Thank Barb C
Management response:

Thanks Barb Great feedback Cheers Carmel More 

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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 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 

1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 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 

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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, Brunch, Lunch
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?