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L'Espresso

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417 Sturt Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
61 3 5333 1789
Today
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Thu 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 118
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best breakfast in town

East here once a week usually. The whole breakfast menu is good my partners favourite is ricotta pancakes and i go for full breakfast so poached eggs, bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms plus another couple of extras. Leave like a hot air balloon but worth it. Service good coffee excellent

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Chris Y
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

East here once a week usually. The whole breakfast menu is good my partners favourite is ricotta pancakes and i go for full breakfast so poached eggs, bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms plus another couple of extras. Leave like a hot air balloon but worth it. Service good coffee excellent

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our breakfast here was the best I have had for a while but what set them apart was that they dealt with a group of 6 adults and 6 children without batting an eye despite the fact that the space isn't cavernous. They gave our kids drawing things and were even willing to split meals between kids or create kid... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff, efficient service, food fantastic - melt in the mouth beef cheeks. Would have liked a chilled wine bucket.

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Warrnambool, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Visited for brekkie. Great coffee. Good range of breakfast options. Reasonably priced. Very friendly staff. Very cosy atmosphere (bordering on crowded) but not loud or distracting.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We decided to spend a weekend in Ballarat after a work function on the Friday. Our restaurant guide book listed a few good restaurants. We chose L'Espresso for Friday night dinner. I am so glad we did. This place is amazing. Between us we had 6 plates - an entrée, main and dessert each. The whole 6 were fantastic. Gorgeous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I am a coffee addict and have tried most cafes in Ballarat, but l'espresso is my favourtie coffee in town! So smooth and strong. Great brekkies and cakes here too. It is nice and cosy to go early in the morning, if I ever have a pre-work brekky I choose to go here. It is extremely busy on weekends and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Headed here for breakfast definitely suggest you book a table for breakfast as there is only a small number of tables inside. The venue is hectic and noisy so if you are looking for a relaxed place for breakfast this might not be the best place. We enjoyed the French toast, pancakes and some eggs. I loved the fact we... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Best Bean soup, best seafood soup, best spinach and eggplant raviolis I have eaten in a long time. Service was excellent although we were lucky to get a table. It was very busy, but meals came without fuss. Great coffee and great spot!

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We had the most enjoyable lunch - we were lucky, but I think it would be best to book ahead, very busy. The bean soup was hearty and very tasty, best I had eaten in a long time. The Spinach and Eggplant Ravioli was excellent. Seafood soup was to die for! Excellent coffee. Staff were very helpful and friendly.

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Have been back twice in the last month. I feel like I need a miners helmet to get around ( like the scene from " Silence of the Lambs"). Food the same. I find the service now quite average. ( breakfast only) . Ok. They have slipped in my mind.

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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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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 417 Sturt Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat
  • Phone Number: 61 3 5333 1789

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary
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

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