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Pumpkin Salad - Common Ground, Ballarat North, AU-VIC

Common Ground

4.8
4.8
33 Reviews
$A40 and under
Café
Ballarat North's local neighborhood cafe serving all-day breakfast & lunch options.
Enjoy our different dining spaces and beautiful courtyard which is also pooch friendly!

We are close to all of Ballarat's local attractions including Lake Wendouree & Kirks Reservoir.
Enjoy the ease of all-day free parking

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $A40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Café, Australian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 6:30 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 5300 2206
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighbourhood
    Ballarat
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 33 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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33 Reviews
  1. ClaireS

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently great food, friendly staff and great vibe.

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  2. Jacky

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, yummy coffee ! The French toast was yummy.

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  3. DeniseJ

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great for catch-up & lunch Brilliant meal, wine, coffee & servi e Will return

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  4. Foodie

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was really lovely, and different to anything we'd had before. The ambiance was a little lacking....maybe some fairy lights outside? The service from the young girl was poor. I believe she was probably training, but she needs to lift her game.

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  5. AlanaR

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and venue was excellent. However the food was a poor attempt at "Polish food.". Pierogi, yes but not a Polish food menu. You can advertise you sell Pierogi but not a Polish menu. Good value for money.
    Common GroundResponded on March 18, 2024
    Hi Alana, Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to share your feedback. We are concerned that there may be some confusion with the night-time offering. Our social media and advertisements clearly state that we are offering Pierogi (Polish Dumplings), Vodka & cocktails, not authentic Polish dishes. We are a cafe offering this as a themed night a couple of nights a week therefore we cannot offer a full restaurant menu along with our daily cafe menu due to kitchen logistics, staffing, and other restrictions in a cafe. We apologise you may have misunderstood this.

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  6. JulianW

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ballarat's reputation for good food just keeps growing, and Common Ground is one of the reasons why! A warm, slightly funky vibe, charming staff, and excellent coffee were a good start. A small, but varied, menu with a strong focus on quality ingredients and artfully layered and combined flavours made pretty much everything on offer a treat. The Hashbrown Eggs Benny was lush, without being overpowering - the BBQ pulled pork seasoning was just right, the eggs were as close to perfect as its possible to be, and the slab/block/doorstep of hashbrown was straight up the best any of us have ever had. But the real jewel in the crown was the shared Crème brûlée French Toast. Oh. My. God! Fresh berries swimming in a delicious crème brûlée over two big slabs of French Toast just dripping with... I don't know what, but it was awesome! All complemented by a raspberry sorbet that's to die for. Bottom line: An after-brunch food coma is pretty much guaranteed, but what a way to go! For bonus points, on Friday and Saturday nights Common Ground becomes Sibling, a restaurant with a mouth-watering Polish-influenced menu. Haven't tried that yet, but we don't expect to be disappointed.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch service from friendly staff, amazing food and great atmosphere!

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  8. Emily

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful cafe for a Sunday brunch with family or friends. Delicious menu with good variety and use of seasonal produce.

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  9. SandraG

    Victoria

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is consistently good and great coffee. Staff are always friendly and menu accommodates everyone.

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  10. LeahH

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favourite Ballarat Cafe! They are very welcoming and have a great menu - highly recommend build your own brunch! Very good coffee and I love the alfresco outdoor setting in most weather, just a lovely spot to relax with friends or celebrate.

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Google Map for Common Ground

306 Howitt Street, Ballarat North, AU-VIC 3350

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Ballarat
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 6:30 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $A40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Café, Australian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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