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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
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Hours:
Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Thu 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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    Very good
  • 3
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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
Excellent

There are plenty of complimentary reviews for this cafe. We concur. Great coffee. Great breakfast. Pleasant staff. And, if you are into music by obscure artists, there is a whole wall of CDs to browse (that serve a great backdrop regardless).

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
jamerstone
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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163 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

There are plenty of complimentary reviews for this cafe. We concur. Great coffee. Great breakfast. Pleasant staff. And, if you are into music by obscure artists, there is a whole wall of CDs to browse (that serve a great backdrop regardless).

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Terrific coffee, good food, great fast service. Accommodated our dog without any fuss at all, even brought him out a little bowl of water. Been here a a lot and never disappoints. Best go-to place for breakfast in ballarat, easy.

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

L'Espresso definitely does the best brekkie's and coffee in Ballarat. I enjoy going there regularly before work for brekkie and to read the paper. It is generally very busy and the outside tables are always very relaxing but sometimes it can be very loud and busy inside - which is fine but not the best place if you want to... More 

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Victoria, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

L'espresso is one of my favourite cafe with consistently great food and coffee, a creative menu with many interesting dishesl. Always busy but staff so pleasant, friendly and helpful. Interior is delightfully moody and on a fine day a seat on the footpath watching the world go by is a treat. My favourite for lunch is the prawn pasta cooked... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This would be for me the most accessible and central coffee shop in the Ballarat CBD. Always accessible with a little walk to and from other retail establishments. This would be my first choice for a coffee when I am in the CBD.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Adore breakfast here. Lots of choice, healthy or decadent, great service. I love that wait staff will take the initiative to offer yummy extras that might have been overlooked otherwise. Uniquely, an amazing variety of CDs fill the west wall so the senses are assaulted with interesting stuff! We had great afternoon coffee yesterday at L'Espresso out on the street... More 

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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Have been here alot and each time the food has been innovative and tasty. Great atmosphere used to be an old record shop with covers decoration. Sometimes it can be a tight fit inside but outdoor dining is available on the street.

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Ballarat, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Always great food and coffee. Love the window seats. Small so tables cosy but great atmosphere. This gem has been consistently one of Ballarat's best for years.

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Ballarat, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The restaurant is always busy, from early morning to when it closes. It s crowded but comfortable, but it has a great atmosphere. The staff are attentive and friendly, and nothing is too much trouble. The coffee is great and there is a varied menu.. I am glutn fee and my needs are always dealt with cheerfully and efficiently.

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Brisbane, Australia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Set in what the locals call the 'Parisian' end of town, this small but lively coffee shop offered great service, good quality and tasty food. Coffee was good too. A little dark inside but there are also seats outside too. There is also a music store within this shop with a good range of music (some of which is hard... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?