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Pipers by the Lake

403 Wendouree Parade | Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Victoria 3352, Australia
+61 3 5334 1811
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good26%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
403 Wendouree Parade | Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Victoria 3352, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Delicious, efficient and prompt coffee and cake on 2 occasions in 3 days. Beautiful old building with a view to Lake Wendouree.

Thank Hutchy110
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been here before and had breakfast. This time it was for lunch but I was extremely disappointed. We were warmly greeted at the door and seated at our table. The menus supplied and after reading the menu and deciding on what we would...More

Thank Natalie1964
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only stopped for a coffee as we were on the 6 kilometre walk around the lake. The setting is delightful out the back on the verandah. The coffee was great.

Thank Gaynor W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in after a walk around the gardens and had a tasty breakfast and coffee. We loved the pancake with ice-cream and maple syrup - yummy. The prices are reasonable and the service was excellent.

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fantastic spot! Beautiful views of Lake Wendouree, across the road from the photographic Ballarat Botanic Gardens and beside the lake walking trails. The staff gave exemplary service. They were generous, helpful and anticipated our needs. They make the lightest, fluffiest pancakes served with...More

2  Thank Talknsmile
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sat outside (bit nippy in the breeze) but enjoyed the view across the lake, with walkers/cyclists promenading around the circuit walk of the lake. I had the vegetarian curry filo pastry with salad --yum. My wife had a bowl (huge) of wedges. The service...More

1  Thank JimboOz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for lunch during autumn. We sat outside and enjoyed the fresh air. Place is great right next to lake Wendouree.

1  Thank Rebecca D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A stunning locale. And I gave a good review last time. I've been visiting this café/ restaurant for many years, and have only had good experiences......until a couple of weeks ago. That time hubby and I popped in for lunch. he had a goat's cheese...More

1  Thank Sally-Anne M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always like to call by Pipers on Saturday morning when in ballarat and catch the nearby farmers market, gardens and lake Breakfast here has always been good but this time we only had time for a coffee If you like strong coffee this would...More

1  Thank Bill J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to Pipers for a pleasant lunch when staying in Ballarat , a quick lunch stop on our travels from Adelaide where we wanted a home made hot soup on a cold day and with grandchildren who were not prepared for a long...More

1  Thank WAYNE M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
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09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 403 Wendouree Parade | Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Victoria 3352, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5334 1811
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Pipers by the Lake is spoilt for location being nestled between the historic Ballarat Botanical Gardens and the magnificent Lake Wendouree. Our 120 year old building is quite grand and lends itself to views of the Gardens and the lake. Outside seating is available, many tables with outside heaters for the cooler months. Pipers by the Lake is one of the most popular restaurants in Ballarat so come and see enjoy what we have to offer.