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417 Sturt St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5333 1789
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (20 reviews)
“pea fritters” (5 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 4 days ago

Went for lunch Sunday. Risotto and gnocchi excellent.. Cakes large portion and very good. Waiting staff attentive and very professional

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of five arrived on a busy Sunday morning for breakfast. We were ushered to a seat straight away. Our order was.taken promptly and the coffee and food was amazing. Hard to please our kids but they were raving about this place. We loved...More

Thank elliebearz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the food here. Coffee was very good. Downside is despite it being mid morning it was very dark inside. Made reading the menu quite hard. Also we found the heat stifling despite being cold outside.

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Best cafe in Ballarat Coffee is great Atmosphere is relaxed and cosmopolitan Only the best is good enough when it comes to cafes.

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped past on the way back from Halls Gap and was pleasantly surprised by this quirky cafe. My parter and I shared the Linguine Bolognese and Prawn Pasta and were extremely impressed by both. A delicious meal topped off by attentive waiters that provided service...More

Thank Sixth_Sense_Fishing
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

I was in Ballarat in looking for some lunch and had been informed that the L'expresso was the place to go unfortunately apart from really good coffee the menu and the ambience just didn't fit with me, just not my style of food.

Thank GH2210
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We chose L'Espresso based on it's Google review score and weren't disappointed. With many other cafes closed for the Easter weekend period L'Espresso was already buzzing by the time we rocked up for brunch. The flat whites and long blacks were on point and the...More

Thank Sup3rk1w1
Reviewed 1 April 2018

We only ever seem to go to L'Espresso for coffee and breakfast on our very occasional visits to Ballarat but that's because whenever we look up recommendations for coffee it's always at the top of the list. The coffee is indeed very good as is...More

Thank IamKP
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Great coffee if your a Melbourne coffee snob. Funky popular little café. Suitable for eats too. Pretty compact space not conducive for prams or wheelchair/walkers. Out front seating also available. Friendly staff

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

While not a local, my uncle is, so we met him at this cafe, his haunt and were most impressed. The coffee is excellent, the service fantastic and the food terrific. Love it. If I lived in Ballarat this would be my haunt.

Thank Rosemary F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, 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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