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L'Espresso

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Contemporary
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417 Sturt Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
61 3 5333 1789
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 128
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Seriously Good Coffee

I take my coffee very serious. Especially that first one of the day! These guys can hook you up with a brew that will hit the spot. Breakfast was ok.... a litle expensive for what they offer, but hey, the coffee made it all worth it..

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
leonf77
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Horsham, Australia
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Horsham, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I take my coffee very serious. Especially that first one of the day! These guys can hook you up with a brew that will hit the spot. Breakfast was ok.... a litle expensive for what they offer, but hey, the coffee made it all worth it..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff, prompt service, meal served within 15 mins of arriving, tasty and fresh. Reasonably priced and cosy atmosphere.

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Winmalee 2777
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

As interstate visitors we had read about this cafe and were very pleasantly surprised to find a buzzy cafe frequented by many locals enjoying excellent coffee. Although the cafe was very crowded we were showed to a small table by a friendly staff member and served very quickly. The baristas must be congratulated as our flat whites were five star.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Fantastic food especially the poached eggs with avocado and goats cheese, the service was top notch, and all in a backdrop of classic soul LPs and sounds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you're in Ballarat and looking for a light and cheery place for breakfast then this is it! Breakfast was everything you would expect and the staff were friendly and efficient. Great coffee too

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The consistently good food and service will always have us coming back. The eggs on brioche is a favourite.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

As a Melbournite, I wouldn't call this place "quaint" but it's got consistently good coffee and good food at a reasonable price for Ballarat. It's always busy and bustling here full of locals, even when other cafes on the strip are dead quiet - a sign that this is definitely the perennial favourite. Have never been let down by this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Ballarat isn't exactly renowned for its food scene but this is one of the more consistent places that I've never found disappointing. It won't blow you away, and there's nothing exciting about it, but the cafe is clean, food is good and it's pretty nice inside if it's a cold day. Nice is the word for L'espresso

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We stopped by for lunch with our two young children after reading the excellent Trip Advisor reviews and we were not disappointed. The staff were delightful and are are true credit to the cafe. We had the steak sandwich on their recommendation and while it was quite expensive ($19.50) it was well presented and delicious. The only reason I did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Best coffee I have had. Well done and your brekkie is delish too!! Always nice and busy but staff are always polite. Good job guys!

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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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