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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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Cafe, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
417 Sturt St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Pea Fritters are served with grilled Haloumi a fresh zucchini salad and a chilli relish. Possibly the best combo of flavours for a fritter. We’ve eaten here several times and food is consistently good. The cafe is intimate with a good amount of seating also...More

Thank cookmydinner
Reviewed 5 days ago

we had lunch i had an open steak sandwich it was cold butter didn't even melt on the half cooked toast, we then had a slice of cake it was very dry, thank god i had a pot of tea ,what a shame the cup...More

Thank Stephen T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a local favourite for lunch and coffee, and it's good at both. But there's better coffee in Ballarat. The staff are lovely and it has an awesome atmosphere.

Thank MelbTrav
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute little cafe however is a little cramped and felt like i didn't have my personal space... however said the food was soo good and gluten free options which i loved!!! Was a bit pricey but definitely worth a breakfast meal at least one time...More

Thank Tash T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cafe is small, cramped, elbow hitting & super dark. BUT! While we were there for a saturday morning brekky, customers were happy to wait outside while tables came free. After eating the brekky & downing a superb Coffee I understand why.

Thank dave B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quick detour on the way home from Melbourne to Adelaide..... well worth the trip...... smashed avocado was scrumptious with the extra side of my favourite Meredith Goat Cheese; the Parmesan scrambled eggs on a brioche bun was divine..... great latte, chai tea and chinos......just a...More

Thank Anna N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the one stop shop for excellent coffee and delicious food. We come here every time we visit Ballarat and always recommend this place to others. From the core menu we choose between the Parmesan scrambled eggs with bacon (but substitute the brioche for...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little funky place. Friendly staff, good prompt service. Beautiful brekkie-Pea fritter was yummy. Nicely presented usual egg favs etc. Won't disappoint!

Thank jacbski
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been coming to this lovely cafe for many years and have always loved it. The atmosphere, interaction with staff and patrons, the music and the food is fabulous. There should be more like this little gem in Melbourne. The coffee and tea is...More

Thank Deborah M
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Went searching for a hot chocolate powder that didn't have dairy in it and found L'espresso. Fantastic to find a little cafe which uses bonsoy, has hot chocolate powder suitable for most dietary requirements and also had some vegan treats to snack on. Place was...More

Thank BellaBell6
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Tricia O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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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