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417 Sturt St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5333 1789
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“pea fritters” (4 reviews)
“prawn pasta” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
417 Sturt St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for lunch today as has been recommended by a family member. I had the prawn linguine which was OK but hubby ordered pasta with pork sausage and it came as a soup! Whilst he was fishing around looking for some pasta the waitress...More

Thank Donna H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A local recommend this cafe in lovely Sturt Street. A busy place has a few tables for one. Didn't have coffee but is supposed to be one of the best in town. Open steak sandwich huge, tasty and was shared with an equally generous focaccia....More

Thank Butty63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Set in the heart of Ballarat L’Espresson remains the go to spot for coffee. Reliable service and a great menu makes L’Espresso the right place to meet clients, friends and take the family weather it be for a coffee or a delicious breakfast/brunch. Always love...More

Thank Kathryn G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had read lots of good reviews so decided to give it a try today. Our breakfast was good & so was the coffee. Unfortunately our waitress wasn't friendly at all, seemed like she really didn't want to be there. I went inside to have a...More

Thank RosepetalsTM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a good coffee and breakfast here. My long black had a good crema and was well made. House made muesli was a good way to start to day, but the season fresh fruit was only apples (not strawbs and mangos etc that are in...More

Thank Fogs32
Reviewed 1 November 2017

It is not exactly a "hole in the wall" but the tables are close together. There is also seating and tables outside for clement weather. A very popular place particularly on Sunday morning. Besides the very good food and staff an interesting aspect is the...More

Thank Maurice R
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Really solid delivery for a family of four. Great coffee, and some very yummy food - try the cotechino sausage...delicious. The kids were pretty happy with the homemade ice cream too.

Thank Simone S
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Coffee is great, however, I found the service to be a bit too slow. Maybe I am used to the Melbourne pace.

Thank SarahT8808
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Great coffee, very cool atmosphere and seems busy all the time. Had the french toast and hubby had scrambled eggs very filling.

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Been coming here for a few years. They rotate their menu to keep things exciting and I’ve never had a bad meal here. Can be a little squeezy (I wouldn’t bring my kids along) but it’s a really great place to grab coffee and delicious...More

Thank Matthew H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417 Sturt St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5333 1789
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