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321 Learmonth Cafe

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321 High St, Ballarat, Victoria 3352, Australia
+61 3 5343 2233
08:30 - 17:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although advertised as open 9-5 today, was closed for private kids bday. Drove kids to Learmonth for bike ride on lake foreshore with promise of milkshake at this nice cafe. On arriving on bikes the rude owner told me I should have phoned first! She was then disgustingly rude to us to the extent that my grandson crys when the... More 

Thank Wendy R
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rude owner/staff !! Zero interest in customer service. Staff act as if you are inconveniencing them just by being there. Not worth it. Avoid like the plague.

Thank Li P
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cafe was once a fantastic little place, we would drive to Learmonth just to eat there. That has certainly changed in the last three visits- rude staff, talked about customers sitting in the cafe while preparing there food . Told only limited food and a wait for food- head count of six other patrons???? Long wait for food, and... More 

1 Thank davidforrester01
Victoria, Australia
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Have been here several times for breakfast, lunch and dinner. What can I say? Amazing service, awesome meals and drinks at great prices. A lovely place to relax and let time go by.

Thank minxymoo
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

This is an interesting set up with inside casual dining and out the back is generous back yard dining. Kitchen activity is on show. Service to the table after ordering at the counter. Good range of food and the atmosphere is more Edwardian with the fascinating building with nooks and crannies. Great fire in winter

Thank mcmon
Ballarat, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Delightful staff, great little cafe and the best open hamburger ever. The lemon, lime and bitters was, as recommended, an excellent brew and the coffee is also good.

Thank Helen S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Delicious sandwiches, good coffee and fast, friendly service. Pleasant place to take a break with lake views.

Thank LaurenC83
Ballarat, Australia
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Chorizo, pumpkin and pea linguine was awesome. The sparkling cider is delicious. Haven't been here for a while and it is better than I remember. We will be back soon.

Thank TonyAisbett
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Cafe has changed hands and has a new name 321 Rustic Cafe Management and staff are very helpful Learmonth is a great getaway dining and tourist town 321 Rustic Cafe is suitable for Coffee and Cake, Weddings,Birthdays, Corporate AGM's In fact functions up to 65 Seated, Ideal for that intimate dining experience

1 Thank Marina A J
West Harptree, United Kingdom
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267 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

This place is very popular with locals who attend on a Friday night to catch up with neighbours and the local gossip. We went with OH's cousin and his wife who live just two doors away. Kelly, her husband, the staff and their children were very welcoming and delivered excellent pizzas and salad along with local wines and cider. Excellent... More 

Thank Itcanbedone

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 321 High St, Ballarat, Victoria 3352, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5343 2233

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