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417 Sturt Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
61 3 5333 1789
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Ranked #6 of 217 Restaurants in Ballarat
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Thu 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

A busy little place is always a good sign. I checked out reviews to find little gem. The staff were friendly and provided a memorable experience. I had a strong soy cappuccino which was perfect and deliciously fruity nutty fruit toast. I will definitely will visit this place next time am back in Ballarat and will hopefully have a little... More 

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Melbourne
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Nice spot, friendly service, delicious food. Great breakfast spot for good coffee. Had the avocado smash, muesli and raspberry friand. All were delicious. Attentive and quick service. Highly recommend!

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Ballarat, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Lovely atmosphere, amazing food and hot chocolate! Best spot is a seat in the window: get in early......

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Rich history and superb coffee is what you will find when visiting L'Espresso cafe. Originally opened 40 years ago as a Record Shop, this little cafe has evolved to the amazing establishment it is today. Still maintaining its heriatge by continuing to sell a great range of hard to find Jazz CD's but now offering first class coffee and food.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Given our hotel stay was so terrible, what a relief to enjoy the food and coffee here! We visited on two consecutive days for breakfast and excellent both days!

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Sydney
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99 reviews 99 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

This cafe is conveniently situated on one of the main roads in Ballarat. We had an outside table, which was a great spot to sit and watch the world go by. The service was great, and we liked the menu options, however the food didn't quite live up to our expectations taste wise. Not a bad option if you are... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

L'espresso in Ballarat offers excellent coffee and a very good brunch - ricotta pancakes, corn fritter with salmon and poached eggs were particularly good.Lemon granola with rhubarb is also an excellent choice! The coffee was strong and robust without the acidity. Had three cups!!! The service was friendly and swift, even though they were crowded and busy the staff were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Definately lived up to the reviews. Fantastic coffee. Just had to have seconds. Our meals were all top shelf. Customer service second to none. Wish we would be in Ballarat longer to enjoy dinner here too

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Victoria, Australia
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is the best breakfast in Ballarat. The coffee is second to none and the lunches are pretty fantastic too. Delicious, fresh, amazing food with outstanding service. Do yourself a favour......

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Adelaide, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This morning was the second time we have had breakfast here. It didn't disappoint. Gary had bacon and eggs- huge serve and excellent. I had scrambled with avocado and we shared a muesli which was divine- creamy, cranberries, toasted coconut on top, huge bowl full. The ambience is perfect- I crowded, cool, eclectic, good music played QUIETLY, DVDs and CDs... More 

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Additional Information about L'Espresso

Address: 417 Sturt Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Phone Number: 61 3 5333 1789
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisine: Contemporary

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