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JB's Cafe Ballantynes Timaru
Ranked #23 of 75 Restaurants in Timaru
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Blenheim, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Consistently high standards”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Cafe located in very popular store. Store staff are always friendly and very helpful and seem to know when you need help or just left alone. Cafe is part of the store and has a good range of food and coffee at a consistently high standard. Excellent cheese rolls - South Island specialty!
Staff are welcoming, quick and efficient which must be hard to do all day with a high turnover of customers. This is one of the best places to go if you want a high standard of food and service.

  • Visited August 2014
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English first
Timaru, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Hard working staff”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Thank you to the hard working staff who are often working short staffed. The food is good and it is difficult for staff working under busy conditions. Thank you to these lovely people who are always friendly to me. I hope that management appreciate these people who bring customers to Ballantynes. They can often be unappreciated.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Bernadette E
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Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Not Ballys standard!”
Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

Ballantynes in Timaru is a great place to shop. The service is some of the best in town.
The food at the cafe is good . But they need to train the staff to smile!! I love their coffee and go back just for that . But the staff make me feel I am wasting their time. Such a pity

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Kathy O
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Timaru, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great service and cabinet food”
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.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Fran1628
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Timaru
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Reliable Cafe”
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.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank tanpic
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