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The Turret Cafe and Catering

) #15 of 255 Restaurants in Ballarat $$ - $$$ Cafe, , Gluten Free Options
802 Sturt St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5334 4744
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good39%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“cakes” (32 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
802 Sturt St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This cafe in Sturt St Ballarat is very popular for breakfast, brunch and lunches as well as those just wanting a tasty coffee and cake. The setting is cosy with a lovely warm fire to enjoy on the chilly Winter days.

Thank David W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Turret Cafe during our visit to Ballarat. Quiet cafe on Sturt street with friendly staff and great food at an affordable price. Slight mix up with the coffee's however staff responded well when it was bought to their attention. All in all a...More

Thank SmitSal
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou !! Enjoy your stay in Ballarat Cheers Carmel

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a quick breakfast before a weekend auto club tour. Starting out life as a private residence on Sturt Street, the ground floor has been converted to commercial use. Two large bay windows allow diners to view the passings-by of Sturt Street, and two...More

Thank AFCB123
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou It was a pleasure to host the car Club & pleased that the weekend traveling around regional Victoria was a success for your club Cheers Carmel

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Traveling with our caravan in tow, we spent 4 days in Ballarat and one of our best discoveries was The Turret Cafe and Catering. From the moment we pulled up outside and set eyes on this very appealing and inviting Cafe ... to the welcome...More

Thank Robyne O
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your fantastic review, so happy that you enjoyed your meal & your time in Ballarat Cheers Carmel

Reviewed 18 May 2017

Had afternoon tea here to celebrate Mother's day and my son's 19th birthday, with our extended family. The cakes were delicious. Try the lemon macadamia cake - it is well worth it. We got a selection of cakes and shared them as well as beverages....More

Thank 222alexander2016
Management response:Responded 21 May 2017

Thankyou for choosing the Turret Cafe to celebrate, glad that you enjoyed. Cheers Carmel

Reviewed 18 May 2017

I usually visit this Café twice yearly following appointments in Ballarat, I normally have the Hot Chocolate and Breakfast Muffin to tide me over until lunch. They are both $4.80 each and well worth it. The hot chocolate comes as a cup of hot milk...More

Thank Alan D
Management response:Responded 21 May 2017

Thank Allan You chose well , our hot chocolate is to die for & our muffins are fantastic, we look forward to seeing you next time your in Ballarat Cheers Carmel

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Sure they do lovely lunches with the Lime Chicken salad being a good choice- plenty of flavour , large and well priced but.... cake and a cuppa always a hit. The breakfasts are lovely with good gluten free options but the cake and cuppa always...More

Thank RhiannonLeMar
Management response:Responded 19 May 2017

Hi Rhiannon Thankyou for your generous review, I too think the window seats are the best & love watching the changing seasons. Cheers Carmel

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Came here for coffee and cake this visit . Great selection of cakes, biscuits and slices. Staff were very friendly and efficient as always! The Turret is a family favorite lunch venue and I'd recommend it to people of all ages.

Thank Wendy S
Management response:Responded 18 May 2017

Thanks so much Wendy, we look forward to seeing you & your family again soon Cheers Carmel

Reviewed 1 May 2017

Myself, wife and my son went out for lunch to celebrate my wifes birthday. the satff were extremely friendly, the food was surperb and reasonably priced. The coffee club cards are a novel idea where you get them punched and after four paid coffees or...More

Thank Colin K
Management response:Responded 4 May 2017

Thanks Colin, we are pleased that you enjoyed your birthday celebrations & we look forward to seeing you again soon Cheers Carmel

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Good spot for a country meeting spot in Ballarat. That has decent cakes and hot coffee and basic country type foods. Great meeting spot in centra Ballarat

Thank Melb0urneTravellers
Management response:Responded 18 April 2017

Thankyou Please call in again soon Cheers Carmel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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