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JB's Cafe Ballantynes Timaru
Ranked #29 of 78 Restaurants in Timaru
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Often meet here with a small group for coffee and cake and have occasionally had lunch here. Beautiful fresh food, fast service and great coffee.

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Thank Fran1628
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

We often pop into JB's for a sneaky coffee and scone and always get good service in what has turned out to be a very popular little cafe. It is well positioned in the top part of Ballantynes with a view to the street or a few paces away from it's kitchenware/giftware department. You can browse while you're waiting for your very good coffee. The food always looks appealing and is competitively priced (except the carrot cake!!). We'll still go there though.

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Thank tanpic
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

After shopping dowstairs itis nice to pop upstairs for a coffee or lunch, before looking at all the goodies in there to buy. Wonderful shop.

Thank Phyllis B
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

Very busy cafe in Ballantynes variety store especially just before Christmas with lots of shoppers and cafe users but still good friendly service, good coffee and wide range of food even though it was mid afternoon. Tables clean and tidy - clearly a place to go even if not shopping in the main store. Have tried other cafes in Timaru and this one is one of the best for service, coffee and food selection - good for blokes to chill out while others browse! Excellent men's clothing section! Recommend cheese rolls - a South Island special.

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Thank John B
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

This Café has a view out to Timaru's main Street & is incorporated into Ballantyne's shop. It seems to be a popular place but usually a seat can be found. Good coffee & attractive food with a selection of gluten free snacks & cakes. Magazines & papers are available to read.
This shop has a very good reputation & when they lost their Christchurch shop after the earthquakes, they provided a weekly bus to Timaru at a reasonable cost for Christchurch people to have a day out. Staff were also given breaks to work in The Timaru shop.
The adjoining gift section is well worth browsing & the other morning we had a bright staff member bring a selection of a new chocolate for us to taste :-) Good sales pitch.
You are not far from free parking up over-looking the Bay area, so this is a good stopping spot after a walk on the beach.

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Thank AJR555
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