Hydrant Food Hall

Contemporary Licensed Cafe in CBD Ballart

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what the judges said (2018-2019)


This is a great venue for breakfast and lunch with friendly and cheerful wait staff delivering an imaginative selection of dishes from the open-plan kitchen.  The Hydrant features urban style decor and a big fireplace (perfect on a blustery cold Ballarat day). There’s a children’s adventure playground at one end of this big volume former commercial building, a great opportunity to relax with friends while the children are distracted. There is a good selection of wines, beers and ciders as well as the usual non-alcoholic café drinks including fresh fruit smoothies. Very popular venue for weekend brunch and meals with work colleagues, family groups and friends. In the heart of the city with convenient parking in the area.

Special Strengths

 Stylish urban feel and dishes. Friendly staff. Family friendly. Popular. Centrally located.

2018 State Awards

Nominated for Best Licensed Cafe sponsored by the Gordon Institute

McKenzie Street 3
Ballarat Central 3350 VIC AU
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3 McKenzie Street, Ballarat Central Contemporary Licensed Cafe Gluten Free foods available Head Chef: Catherine Gill Hours 8.00 am to 4.00 pm seven days (Monday to Sunday) Cards accepted Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Diners Club Public parking close by