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Cafe Merkama

30A Doveton Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 418 399 391
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“goat” (21 reviews)
“flatbread” (13 reviews)
“tasting plate” (25 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
30A Doveton Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little place real find. Great food wonderful sevice, helpful friendly owner happy to chat about the food. Environment basic but interesting. Definately coming back.

Thank jwheels54
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every mouthful was delicious. Goat curry was sensational. Only for those with spicy spicy palates - loved it!

Thank mountainsbell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing place to eat , we had our Christmas break up here, a small group of friends. It was our second visit, the food is so delicious we will go back again and again. BYO is also available, if you like something casual and...More

Thank Amanda E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this little place. Great food, modest prices, nice atmosphere, genial host and something different. We had the tasting menu - 6 veg curries and two meat (chicken and goat) - all were really tasty with great spice but not excessive heat. As others have...More

Thank chewat
Reviewed 17 January 2018

I always enjoy Ethiopian food and glad to find one when I visited Ballarat (It also ranks very high on TripAdvisor among all Ballarat restaurants). Just like many Ethiopian restaurants I dine through the year, they do serve many vegetarian items and also include "veggie"...More

Thank Saricie_Q
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We are visiting Ballarat and we really enjoyed our meal. We enjoyed the tasting plate of six vegetarian and two meat dishes. ( goat and lamb) The food was tasty and full of flavour. The owner was working on his own, and the restaurant was...More

Thank RobbiPortMacquarie
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Really great meal, something different with a lot of flavor! We had the lamb and the goat on the tasting plate, great value and definitely recommend!

Thank Lauren K
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Went in with my mum and dad, the owner was incredibly helpful and friendly, and the food was excellent. If we were locals, dad said, we'd come every Sunday.

Thank Alison W
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious feast of vegetarian delights coupled with slow cooked chicken and goat. Temam was very gracious in providing spiced tea to commence the meal and it just got better from there. The service was superb and the ambience added to the enjoyment...More

1  Thank PeterConstable
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the rice and goat stew. Wonderful customer service from the owner. Will definitely return again

Thank mummy357
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Marie D
26 August 2015|
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Response from Temam H | Property representative |
From 12pm to 9pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30A Doveton Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat
  • Phone Number: +61 418 399 391
  • E-mail
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